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  •  Because the Democrats have a strong candidate (0+ / 0-)

    and the KXL pipeline is a great issue especially since the D-candidate was the attorney who won the case for the property owners.  That is why.

    The sun's not yellow, it's chicken. B. Dylan

    by bgblcklab1 on Tue May 13, 2014 at 05:46:06 PM PDT

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    •  It won't. It's Nebraska. That's why. (2+ / 0-)
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      ...to the philosopher it is iron and grain that made men civilized and brought on the downfall of the human race. - Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Men

      by James Allen on Tue May 13, 2014 at 05:52:56 PM PDT

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    •  What is the polling? (0+ / 0-)

      What is the support/opposition for Keystone XL? What is Obama's approval rating? How is a lawyer who has never held office strong?

      21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
      politicohen.com
      Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

      by jncca on Tue May 13, 2014 at 05:53:51 PM PDT

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      •  How do you poll against a candidate that (0+ / 0-)

        has not yet been chosen?  And Nebraskans get pissed off at anyone crossing their property without permission.  It is a winning issue for Dave Domina

        Ben Sasse is a college president, backed by Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan.

        Nebraska is conservative but it is not Kansas.

        The sun's not yellow, it's chicken. B. Dylan

        by bgblcklab1 on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:03:20 PM PDT

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        •  I see little to no difference between Nebraska (3+ / 0-)
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          and Kansas.  I think you're relying on your gut rather than data.  Nebraska is more than R+10.  A few senators come from states that red, but other than Mark Begich those senators are from the South/Appalachia, which is more open to conservaDems.  Nebraska has had one Democratic statewide official since 2000, Ben Nelson.  Kansas has had multiple, including Kathleen Sebelius.  I'd call it even there.  Domina, in what little polling there has been, has trailed everyone.  And Nebraskans may not like people crossing their property without permission, but they also support natural resource extraction and oppose almost all of the congressional Democratic agenda, which is why they vote Republican about as frequently as any state in the nation.

          21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
          politicohen.com
          Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
          UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

          by jncca on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:06:59 PM PDT

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          •  Yeah I guess you are right (0+ / 0-)

            We might as well just give up and hand it over to the T-Baggs, because that is just what gutless Democrats do.

            The sun's not yellow, it's chicken. B. Dylan

            by bgblcklab1 on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:12:06 PM PDT

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            •  Knowing when to hold them and when to fold (1+ / 0-)
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              them is about an essential skill as any in life.  Unless Sasse has a ton of skeletons in his closet, this is a place we should fold them.  That isn't gutless, it's smart.  Spending money and resources in this race would be stupid, not gutsy.

              21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
              politicohen.com
              Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
              UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

              by jncca on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:17:06 PM PDT

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            •  Not if you're *in* Nebraska (0+ / 0-)

              Certainly always worth it to campaign for your state's candidate, knock on doors, make those phone calls, because that's how you build an electoral base and also take advantage if your opponent does something remarkably terrible.

              But no, it's not where your money would be best spent if you're donating.

              "Pillows, but no sleep / Feathers, but no birds." | Pro-transit young black urban progressive (not liberal) | SSP/DKE | -9, -7.79 | NJ-05 | Yard signs don't vote. | $15 and a union!

              by gabjoh on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:34:03 PM PDT

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            •  No one said that. (0+ / 0-)

              We're running a candidate there.  It's not like the Republicans will be running unopposed.

              But it's also important to be realistic about races like this, especially in a year where we're playing defense.

              We've got a lot of vulnerable incumbents to protect, and some vulnerable open seats, as well.  Our resources need to be used wisely this year.

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