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  •  I'm really not sure if it does or not (3+ / 0-)
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    jeffmd, KingofSpades, MichaelNY

    I'm always hesitant to attribute a Mayoral result as a sign of anything, especially a non-partisan one.  After all, what did Richard Riordan's victory tell us about L.A. turning more GOP in the 90s?  Besides, a big part of why the GOP kept winning in St. Petersburg is that many Democratic leaning groups, especially African Americans, were more than willing to vote for a Republican Mayor while still being loyal Democrats in state and federal contests.  

    If this brings about a series of Democratic mayors, maybe one day we can look at this as a major event in how the once purple area turned blue.  But for now, I'd be careful about attributing a very local contest to anything beyond the local issues and local personalities that seem to be deciding it.    

    23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

    by Jeff Singer on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 04:53:22 PM PDT

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