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  •  That's the problem (2+ / 0-)
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    Popular incumbents draw weak challengers, while vulnerable incumbents draw strong challengers.

    Rubio has to be perceived as objectively vulnerable by the potentially strong candidates who would be paying the opportunity cost of challenging him.  Why would Patrick Murphy give up his U.S. House seat to challenge a U.S. Senator with strong approvals?  Same goes for anyone else.

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

    by DCCyclone on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:49:57 AM PDT

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    •  This is where Republicans taking the Senate (0+ / 0-)

      this year might help us for 2016. My guess is that the insanity is ramped up a couple hundred notches, and lots of Republicans, even the ones trying to govern in some way, are caught up. If so, expect to see Rubio tarred with everything so he looks weaker for 2016.

      "[Buffett] would much rather be idolized by porn stars and college students and prisoners [trying to turn around their lives] than by a bunch of rich businessmen [angry over his attacks on their plutocratic mentality]--The Snowball

      by bjssp on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:55:15 AM PDT

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