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  •  Jason Carter (5+ / 0-)

    I already cheered his race against Deal, yesterday. Today, after more sober reflection, I'm still nearly as psyched.  In some ways, his chances at the state house are even better than Michelle Nunn's at the open Senate seat. 1) Deal is not liked, so Carter will be running against an unpopular incumbent whereas, at least until the end of the GOP primary, Nunn is running against Republican Jesus/generic R. (After she knows who her foe is, though, it is likely that Nunn will have a terrible U.S. House record to run against--just less time to do so than Carter vs. Deal.) 2) GOPers will paint Nunn (or any Democrat running for Senate) as "a vote for Obama's radical agenda." She's already running away from POTUS. Carter can keep things Georgia-centered.  3) He may be a state senator from a heavily Democratic Atlantic district, but his family has ties throughout the state, especially in South GA. He should be able to connect and do better than the average Dem. He doesn't have to win there. If he can get 45-48% in traditional GOP areas, and large turnout in Atlanta and the Atlanta suburbs, he can win.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 06:42:31 AM PST

    •  Both are very winnable (6+ / 0-)

      As excited as many of us get about future prospects in Texas (and legitimately so I will add), the demographics and the existing structure of the Democratic coalition make Georgia legitimately "Purple" sooner.

      Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:10:37 AM PST

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      •  I know (5+ / 0-)

        and with  Alison Lundergan Grimes moving in on Yertle the Turtle (R-Gridlock), we're working hard on KY, too! At 8 electoral votes, no one drools over us like they do TX or even GA, but in some ways we're further along. We have Dems in every state office except Ag Commissioner--and not all are ConservaDems.

        "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

        by SouthernLeveller on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:45:35 AM PST

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