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    TerryDarc

    I see the benefit of the open primary in "safe" districts.  In a hypothetical Dewhurst/Cruz general election, the Republicans are probably split with Democrats and independents essentially deciding the election.

    In swingy or even in districts that slightly lean to one party or the other, the open primary might make things worse, but then in those districts the closed primary/general election system works reasonably well.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:04:44 AM PDT

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