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  •  We literally can't afford NOT to write off seats. (1+ / 0-)
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    brittain33

    The maximum amount of funds that all Democratic candidates and the Democratic party can raise is far less than the maximum amount the Republican party can raise. That's why the DCCC has to make tough choices on which seats to contest based on (among other things), whether the seat is open or how popular the incumbent is, how good of a candidate can be recruited, and how Democratic-leaning the district is.

    These are the districts currently (or in the case of CA-50, last) represented by a Republican that I don't think the DCCC has written off (probably an over-estimate, but I don't want to underestimate)
    AZ-5, AZ-8, CA-4, CA-11, CA-26, CA-50, CO-4, CO-7, CT-2, CT-4, CT-5, FL-8, FL-9, FL-13, FL-16, FL-22, IL-6, IL-10, IL-11, IN-2, IN-8, IN-9, IA-1, KS-2, KY-2, KY-3, KY-4, LA-7, MI-8, MN-1, MN-2, MN-6, MT-AL, NE-1, NV-2, NV-3, NH-1, NH-2, NJ-5, NJ-7, NM-1, NY-19, NY-20, NY-24, NY-25, NY-26, NY-29, NC-8, NC-11, OH-1, OH-12, OH-14, OH-15, OH-18, OK-5, PA-4,  PA-6, PA-7, PA-8, PA-10, TX-22, VA-2, VA-10, VA-11, WA-8, WI-8, WY-AL (67 districts)

    If we can win 1/4 of these districts, we'll probably win the House.

    Don't take my bluntness and attitude personally-the best weapon for the Democrats is the unvarnished truth, and the truth usually hurts.

    by DemocraticLuntz on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 09:20:19 AM PDT

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    •  I'm glad they've not written off CA-11 (1+ / 0-)
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      DemocraticLuntz

      What Pombo does affects everyone - especially in the West.  Pearce is merely his minor flunky, and not so likely to do major damage on his own.  Could be wrong of course.  But if I had a choice, and could send but one of them packing, it would be Pombo - no contest!!

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