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  •  Grassley is the Olympia Snowe of Iowa. (1+ / 0-)
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    He will be re-elected if he runs, but his party will have a lot of trouble keeping his seat if he retires.  At this point, I have no idea what he'll do.

    Stuck in PA-3. Let's defeat "Mike" Kelly and Tom Corbett in 2014!

    by JBraden on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 01:15:34 PM PST

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    •  Maybe this poll is off some, but his approval (2+ / 0-)
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      rating amongst Democrats is only 26 percent. Snowe's was 70 percent the last time PPP polled it, in September of 2012, although that was higher than Republicans, at 54 percent, and Indies, at 63 percent.

      Up against Vilsack, Grassley takes 13 percent of the vote. Collins, in the 2012 results, took 34 percent against a Democratic opponent, although that might be too vague to be meaningful.

      To be sure, in a closer race, he's hard if not impossible to beat. But if we romp, I think he's vulnerable. I think the numbers I described above show it.

      "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 01:33:03 PM PST

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    •  Electorally, maybe (4+ / 0-)

      But Snowe is an actual moderate, Grassley seems very partisan and conservative to me.  Not someone I would vote for.

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