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  •  Shame About Artur Davis...... (2+ / 0-)
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    IndianaProgressive, jj32

    With a local Republican I would guess that this open seat is advantage GOP, but with a duplicitous carpetbagger like Davis as the party's emissary, the Dems would have a better chance of picking it up.

    •  Yeah, although I doubt he would (0+ / 0-)

      have made it out of the primary. Maybe he would have helped a more conservative candidate win though.

    •  if they're having a convention nominate their (7+ / 0-)

      candidate, they don't have an advantage.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 09:58:53 AM PST

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    •  And so ends his electoral career (4+ / 0-)
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      James Allen, gabjoh, JBraden, demreplib33

      at least regarding federal politics.  If he wouldn't run for this seat when open, there's no other seat in Northern Virginia, or the DC area overall, that he can win; they're either too Democratic for him to win or he would have to knock off an incumbent Republican.

      Maybe he wants to run for state office--remember, his Alabama career ended with a race for governor--but he had a chance to do so this year and passed on it.

      38, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 11:00:40 AM PST

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      •  Another way of looking at it (2+ / 0-)
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        gabjoh, nimh

        The biggest criticism against him probably would have been carpetbagging.

        He is only 46, and if he waits to run for some race, that criticism fades away, particularly if the race is for statewide office, or state legislature. Whether he wants to run for those races, I dont know, and he would still probably run into issues, like long time Republicans waiting in line, but the carpetbagging allegation would be less of an issue.

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