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  •  I'm in DeSantis's district (0+ / 0-)

    It's a very hard district to crack.  Though we did have a reasonable showing here in 2012 despite running against a nobody who raised almost no money   I'd love to see Suzanne Kosmas run for the seat.  It would be a longshot, but worth a try.  Her landslide loss in 2010 had more to do with the national environment for Dems than running a poor campaign.  Though she seems uninterested in a comeback.

    Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

    by ChadmanFL on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:34:42 AM PDT

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    •  Definitely not easy districts (0+ / 0-)

      But considering Mica, Posey and DeSantis all voted to shutdown the gov't and default I'd say they were at least worthy of a look.  Add in the fact that the FL GOP will have Rick Snott at the top of the ticket and the time may be ripe to crack that nut.  58% against underwhelming and underfunded opposition is not what I'd call a strong showing.  I'm not sure how Obama did in those districts or what the registration breakdown is but the fact that they didn't crack 60% tells me they're somewhat weak.

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      by DisNoir36 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:04:31 AM PDT

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      •  Mica I just don't consider beatable (0+ / 0-)

        He was my Congressman until 2002.  He's a smart guy, excellent campaigner, excellent with constituent services and is good at pretending to be a moderate.  In fact a few times I called his office when he was my Rep he personally talked policy with me.  I've never had that happen with any other officeholder.  I can't stand his politics, but if there's anyone who can beat back a challenge even in a tough year it's Mica.  

        I do think DeSantis can be beaten given the right circumstances.  He's a bagger through and through.

        Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

        by ChadmanFL on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:13:09 AM PDT

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