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View Diary: Don't Laugh. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) Urges GOP To Declare War On Ted Cruz. Stop Laughing. (284 comments)

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  •  it depends... (8+ / 0-) New York State, we have an official "Conservative" Party. Most Republicans throughout the state win office if they are on both the Republican and Conservative Party lines. When Republicans have only that line and a separate, active Conservative candidate, their chances at election are dramatically reduced. That's how Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY-24), the first Democrat elected to that are since before the Civil War, won his seat.

    We don't need an out-and-out Tea Bagger to defeat King, we simply need for someone to run as a Conservative to siphon off some of his votes, combined with a good Democratic candidate.

    •  That makes so much sense (2+ / 0-)
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      gffish, kyril

      Is it possible his shift in tone is because with his new district boundaries he inherited a Conservative party contender?


      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:00:18 AM PDT

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