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  •  Democrats do have a candidate in AL-06 (4+ / 0-)
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    gabjoh, Rosalie907, quaoar, countrycat

    I know, it's red-red-red, but that doesn't mean we can't fight for it! I voted in the Republican primary because we didn't have a Dem candidate in my state House race. So I'm voting in the runoff for Palmer for two reasons: 1) DeMarco has changed from a sensible, rational Republican to a pandering Tea Partier while still garnering all the "mainstream" business interest support. I don't trust him. 2) Palmer, while I disagree with him on EVERYTHING, is at least consistent, and honestly would do less damage if he does get elected.

    Our candidate is Avery Vise and he's capable of winning in a district that has a lot of non-tea party types. Anything is possible.

    Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair.

    by Lisa in Bama on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 09:36:26 AM PDT

    •  it's not really possible (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, sapelcovits

      it's one of the most Republican districts in the country.

      We no longer ask if a man has integrity, but if he has talent. - Rousseau, Discourse on the arts and sciences

      by James Allen on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 10:46:51 AM PDT

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    •  lest we forget (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      06 contains Shelby County, which is responsible for SCOTUS' overturn of the VRA and where gerrymandering and blatant, in your face racism happens every day.  All my in-laws live there and they are not nice people.

      Nothing pithy here

      by sow hat on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 11:58:03 AM PDT

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    •  If Democrats won 400 seats (3+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, James Allen, sapelcovits

      AL-06 would be one of the 35 seats the Republicans would still hold.

      •  AL-06 was created that way years ago (2+ / 0-)
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        ER Doc, stevenaxelrod

        It was one of those ironic outcomes of the Voting Rights Act. A deal was cut to create the black-majority 7th District and a safe Republican district out of the Sixth, which had been represented by Democrat Ben Erdreich for many years.

        AL-06 might very well be a swing district if not for a plan that packs black voters into the 7th. The risk, of course, is that both districts would then go Republican. Under the plan that makes AL-06 blood red, Democrats have a lock on AL-07.

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