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  •  Don't they have party endorsements? (3+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, GussieFN, MPociask

    Seems like that would put the strongest candidate over the top.

    •  Seems like an easy solution, if the (0+ / 0-)

      party got involved, would be to demand a pledge from all Dems that they'd drop out and endorse the front-running Dem a week before the vote, given a party-run poll that showed them trailing the front-runner by X points.

      So you run like hell against each other until the final week. The state party polls the race. If you're back by 10 percent in a three-Dem race, 5 percent in a five-Dem race, whatever, you've agree to endorse one of the two front-runners. Or something.

      My specifics sucks, but I agree that this seems like a party problem, mostly.

      "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

      by GussieFN on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:39:03 AM PDT

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      Chas 981

      The Eastern Washington Democrats like purity also and tend to endorse someone that doesn't have a snowballs' chance to win.  They did a bit better in the last general election, but my goodness some to people they have promoted didn't have a chance.

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