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  •  Does anyone have any idea (1+ / 0-)
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    Gygaxian

    whether Rhoden being the nominee would help our chances of keeping the seat at all?

    •  Not with the current candidate (3+ / 0-)
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      Darth Jeff, Gygaxian, DCCyclone

      I don't know the truth but it did seem SHS was keen so I can believe the Daschle story. Damn shame.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 10:34:50 AM PDT

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      •  We need to recruit another candidate (0+ / 0-)

        The problem is that he is friends with both Daschle and Johnson.  This means that they won't take the time to ask someone else to consider entering the race.

        •  unless SHS or maybe johnson got in (1+ / 0-)
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          BoswellSupporter

          it doesn't matter.  The dakotas, especially south dakota are a treacherous climb for democrats and especially against Mike Rounds.  Who else would we get?  Ben Nesslehulf?  He lost big in his SOS bid.  former dem nominee and University of South Dakota president Abbot said he was done with electoral politics.  the 2010 nominee lost by an even worse amount and was a republican until he decided to run for governor.  

          NH-02. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

          by DougTuttle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:49:20 PM PDT

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          •  by "2010 nominee" (0+ / 0-)

            I mean gov nominee, not senate.  no one dem ran for senate in 2010.

            NH-02. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

            by DougTuttle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:51:27 PM PDT

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          •  Very true (0+ / 0-)

            You're correct.  I'm getting tired of all these states where both parties just throw up their hands and go "why try?"

            People need choices in a democratic republic.  

            •  weiland isn't terrible (2+ / 0-)
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              and at least it's not unopposed like 2010.  Dear god, that would be sad, not challenging a seat we held.  Any wayit could be worse.

              NH-02. First time living in NH, waiting for the candidates to start a courting.

              by DougTuttle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 07:49:11 PM PDT

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              •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

                You're mostly correctly.  Weiland is fine.  You need someone with a DLC type profile to win in that state however.  I'm sure the GOP could find a fire breathing Tea Party patriot to "run" against Jeff Merkley for example but they don't really encourage that because it would just hurt their brand in the state.

                •  I don't know what they'll end up with here (1+ / 0-)
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                  BoswellSupporter

                  but there's a good chance whether or not its someone with a "good profile", it'll be a some dude. Maybe a wealthy some dude at best.

                  ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

                  by James Allen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:00:54 PM PDT

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