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  •  I actually consider Nestande (2+ / 0-)
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    lordpet8, jncca

    a top recruit.

    23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

    by wwmiv on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 01:32:36 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't say he wasn't (0+ / 0-)

      just that he wasn't top of the top.  He seems Tony Strickland-ish.

      "Didn't anyone ever tell you? There's one thing you never put in a trap—if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow—there's one thing you never—ever, put in a trap. …Me." -The Eleventh Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:50:24 PM PDT

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      •  I don't see that one (2+ / 0-)
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        lordpet8, Zack from the SFV

        Nestande is a relative moderate, and a far better fit for that district than Strickland was for his race. He may also be a better fit that Garcia, who as far as I know was just a conventional conservative in the legislature. I don't know how good a fundraiser he is, though.

        SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

        by sacman701 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 05:43:59 PM PDT

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    •  Let's look at his last election also (2+ / 0-)
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      wwmiv, ehstronghold

      Here's his district: http://www.mpimaps.com/...
      In 2008, Obama got 45.38% to McCain's 51.66%.  In 2012 elections, Nestande won only 54.7%-45.3% over a Democrat who had raised less than 10% of the money he raised.  It should also be noted that there was no contested primary (i.e. it was just Dem vs. GOP in the primary and the general) so Nestande didn't blow a bunch in the primary like say the GOPer in AD-36 did.  However, I would have to say that this race is extremely likely going to be tossup when the election is thrown into full throttle if Ruiz does a good job.  After all, Obama got slightly less than 50% here in 2012.  Hence why CA Dems need a great year and should invest more in counties like this and SD County.

      "Didn't anyone ever tell you? There's one thing you never put in a trap—if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow—there's one thing you never—ever, put in a trap. …Me." -The Eleventh Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 03:00:21 PM PDT

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