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View Diary: Did Dems Unilaterally Cost Ourselves the House Through Candidates, Redistricting, The DCCC? Probably (47 comments)

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  •  well no but you can't argue against gerrymandering (2+ / 0-)
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    and do it to another state. My idea is that there will be a strict rule perhaps a mathematical equation in making redistricting easier to do. I also believe that if someone needs shoring up, that they are probably a weak incumbent.

    RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

    by demographicarmageddon on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:29:06 PM PDT

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    •  yes, Ben Chandler (0+ / 0-)

      was totally a weak incumbent.  His loss had nothing to do with Coal Country's shift from Democrats.

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      by jncca on Wed May 01, 2013 at 01:11:58 AM PDT

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      •  he wasn't a weak incumbent per se (0+ / 0-)

        but he underestimated his opposition. If he had spent a little more time on campaigning, he'd probably still be in office.

        RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

        by demographicarmageddon on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:22:20 AM PDT

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