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  •  Why bother when Fallin is popular? (3+ / 0-)
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    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:09:13 AM PDT

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    •  That's the better question. (2+ / 0-)
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      As hard as it might be to defeat Inhofe, it might be easier than trying to defeat Fallin.

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:43:20 AM PDT

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      •  Inhofe is getting pretty old (2+ / 0-)
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        and he's been in the Senate for a while, so it would be easy to tie him to an establishment that has been ineffective and divisive. Just the contrast between a 51 year old, mild-mannered popular former Governor, and an 80 year rabble-rouser from the far-right of the Senate would be an interesting contrast. It would be an interesting race, though Henry would likely need a substantial national Democratic headwind in order to win.

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        by ArkDem14 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:33:13 AM PDT

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        •  That's why it might be better to wait until 2020, (1+ / 0-)
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          probably. He'd be really hold by then, if nothing else.

          "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

          by bjssp on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 12:29:02 PM PDT

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    •  Would Henry run for the House? (1+ / 0-)
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      Or is that too much of a step down? If it looks like he could win us a seat, that'd be a pretty big deal.

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:45:29 AM PDT

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    •  Yea, doesn't make sense (3+ / 0-)
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      Henry, like Dave Fruedenthal in Wyoming might be uber popular, but in the end they are Democrats in extremely red states and would need the right circumstances to win again.

      For Henry that would be 2018, not 2014 against a popular Fallin.

      32/D/M/NY-01/SSP&RRH: Tekzilla

      by Socks The Cat on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 12:08:09 PM PDT

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      •  Heh (2+ / 0-)
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        For Henry that would be 2018 (or later) against an unpopular horrible candidate with national conditions favorable to Democrats. :P

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        by wwmiv on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 12:11:03 PM PDT

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