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  •  One more Oregon thing (13+ / 0-)

    Since the introduction of full vote by mail in 2000, the Oregon GOP has won exactly one statewide race, Gordon Smith's reelection to Senate in 2002.  When you make it easy for people to vote like we do, Democrats win.

    "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

    by skywaker9 on Wed May 21, 2014 at 10:46:25 AM PDT

    •  I wonder about that Smith win (3+ / 0-)
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      I worked on Bradbury's campaign. The DSCC wouldn't cough up the funds, apparently believing Smith would win and the money would be better spent elsewhere. That was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

      But I wonder what would have happened if Bradbury had been funded. Too much of his time was wasted on the telephone, trying to raise cash.

      Dear NSA: I am only joking.

      by Shahryar on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:27:59 AM PDT

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      •  I don't think it would have mattered much (1+ / 0-)
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        Smith's approvals were pretty good at that point.

        "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

        by skywaker9 on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:31:18 AM PDT

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        •  and Wyden didn't help with his delayed support (3+ / 0-)
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          Wyden was trumpeting how well he worked with Smith and eventually endorsed Bradbury but took his time. That was long enough to give the impression that he just might not think it was important.

          There was a point where polls showed a single digit lead for Smith. That was when money would have helped.

          Dear NSA: I am only joking.

          by Shahryar on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:37:39 AM PDT

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      •  he couldn't raise his own money (0+ / 0-)

        he was pretty hopeless.

        ...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 Wed May 21, 2014 at 12:18:05 PM PDT

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