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  •  So You say Lean Republican not because of #'s? (0+ / 0-)

    Correct?

    •  numbers (0+ / 0-)

      The numbers show that Dems performed very poorly in that district in 2010 and 2012, and that Valadao is fairly popular.

      SSP poster. 44, CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

      by sacman701 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 02:33:31 PM PST

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      •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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        Zack from the SFV, jncca, MichaelNY

        Valadao owns a dairy in a district filled with them and is also ethnically Portuguese which is the same as a lot of the dairy and ranch owners there, which means he shouldn't be hurting for money. He has also taken enough moderate votes that he won't be lumped in with the rest of the GOP caucus. Democrats need a really good candidate in a midterm year to win this seat.

        29, M, Swingnut, CA-38 resident. Chairman of the DKE Ginger Left-handed caucus. Huge Angels, Lakers, Bruins, Kings, Galaxy fan. Follow me on Twitter: @Artesialove

        by uclabruin18 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 08:57:32 PM PST

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        •  Redistricting really (1+ / 0-)
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          gave him an ideal seat, and Costa rolled over for him. But this area is rapidly trending more Democratic. Give it one more cycle and Presidential turnout and I think Democrats will be in a position to be reorganized and beat Valadao. Right now, it seems like they are focused on defeating Vidak,

          "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

          by ArkDem14 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 12:18:53 AM PST

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      •  Ahhhh ok. Now this makes sense (0+ / 0-)

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