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  •  Not Michigan.... (none)
    The DNC is looking to add a western state to the primaries. My guess is they'll pick New Mexico, even though I wish they'd pick Oregon or Washington!
    •  oregon would be ideal IMO (none)
      a nice mix of urban left coast dems (who are invariably ignored except as ATMs) and rural libertarian dems with depressed extraction economies that need addressing. and the ethnic balance is pretty standard for the non-california/new mexico/hawaii west (ie. pretty damn white with significant latino population).

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      by wu ming on Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 03:05:11 PM PST

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    •  Actually (none)
      There is talk of adding between two and four states before New Hampshire.  According to this article, there is talk of adding a western state and southern state, but possibly others.  In fact, the entire effort came about because Michigan threatened to unilaterially move up its primary, and Dingell and Levin are the two people pushing the effort.  And the proposed plan is called the "Michigan Plan."  So I wouldn't be surprised to see Michigan as one of the states moving up.

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      by DCescapee on Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 03:15:40 PM PST

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      •  I know politics... (none)
        And politics tell me that they'll pick NM for the western state. Of course Richardson would love that! I live in Oregon and have lived in Washington as well. We have a larger population then NM or AZ, and we are a region all its own. In the Northwest, we our the most environmentally conscious of the country. We can get our repub senators to vote against fellow repubs for the environment, because the repubs can't stay alive if they vote against the environment up here. Our region has long been ignored in politics, and I wish we could play a biggger part in our national elections. Plus, if we have the primaries up here I don't have to travel all the way to Iowa to campaign for Edwards. Sorry Feingold lovers, I'll be fighting against you guys in Iowa!

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