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  •  I did too, but didn't polling most of the cycle (0+ / 0-)

    show it to be a relatively close race? I feel pretty good about Hagan's chances next year.

    •  It initially showed him in trouble (0+ / 0-)

      I remember being nervous when Mack ran.

      "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 Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:45:03 AM PDT

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    •  Hmm (4+ / 0-)

      To a certain extent, there are some similarities in the polling. I just think of Nelson as stronger than Hagan, though, with greater crossover appeal, while Mack was a really lousy candidate who got little NRSC help (though other outside groups spent heavily on his behalf).

      Put another way, Nelson won by a dominant 55-42. I can't possibly imagine Hagan winning by 13.

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      by David Nir on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:49:57 AM PDT

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      •  I don't see it either (1+ / 0-)
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        but wasn't Mack initially highly touted?

        "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 Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:52:15 AM PDT

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        •  "Highly touted" (3+ / 0-)

          I wouldn't quite say that. He was initially the most touted candidate, but I never got the sense that the Florida GOP loved him. The problem is that, despite their dominance statewide, they really didn't seem to have any very strong candidates, or at least, anyone who wanted to take on Nelson. So Mack was just the best of those willing to take the plunge.

          Also, recall that Mack was expected to get in (Dave Catanese even wrote a piece saying he was!), then decided against it at the last minute, then belatedly changed his mind months later. Those kind of goofball antics I'm sure didn't endear him to anyone. I'd love to see the internal polling that he used to con himself into ultimately getting in, though.

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          by David Nir on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:55:48 AM PDT

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