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  •  It seems that Democratic Senators... (7+ / 0-)

    from the bluest states are becoming indistinguishable from those from the reddest states. On many issues, anyway.

    Some of it is b/c of guys like Manchin modernizing a bit on guns, and that's cool. But the majority of it is Dems from solidly blue states like Menendez realizing the party will never primary him so he can let it all hang out.

    And it's not because Menendez is great on the issues, or blessed with enormous political talents. "No" to both questions. But he's sensed a party with almost no appetite for primaries or and is disdainful of activists and did the obvious thing, ignored it.  

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