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  •  Why does it matter? (1+ / 0-)
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    People get too hung up over geography. Are his political views a good fit for the politics of the state? That's what really matters. It's certainly not worth voting for Norm Coleman (assuming that's what you mean when you said you voted against him).

    TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D)

    by Le Champignon on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 08:51:35 AM PST

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    •  It's not a dealbreaker for me, (1+ / 0-)
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      but I can easily understand how it might be an issue for some people. People use all sorts of silly reasoning when voting. I don't think this qualifies.

      "Once, at a formal dinner, when [a rich] guest complained about the cost of welfare programs for the poor, Buffett replied tartly, 'I'm a lot more concerned about welfare for the rich.'"--from a book on Warren Buffett

      by bjssp on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:00:28 AM PST

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    •  As someone who lives in suburban Utah (2+ / 0-)
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      (and a suburban congressional district at that) I don't get the parochialism/local geography concerns in any state. As long as you've lived in the state and district for as long as you need to, all other things being equal (or even the non-local being more progressive), I'd vote for the Democrat.

      Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

      by Gygaxian on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 10:42:42 AM PST

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      •  I think sincerity of attachment matters (3+ / 0-)
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        James Allen, askew, sapelcovits

        Do you really care about the place whose voters you're wooing?

        That was my point about Iowa and myself above.  I do care about Iowa and it's always "home."  Running for office is a different thing, but if I moved home, helped on campaigns, worked my way up the local infrastructure, I would expect to be given a chance to run if I wanted one, and to be accepted as someone who cares about the locale and state.

        Franken is a native Minnesotan, he's not a carpetbagger.  His heart is there.

        46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 06:48:03 PM PST

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      •  we live in places where there are a lot of people (0+ / 0-)

        who didn't come from there. I am firmly rooted here, but something like 60% of Oregonians were born out of state. It's a bigger deal in smaller communities, though.

        "I join Justice Ginsburg's dissent in full." - Clarence Thomas in Philip Morris USA v. Williams

        by James Allen on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 07:38:51 PM PST

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