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  •  But I think the key thing for primarying (1+ / 0-)
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    is the mood of the electorate now.  If the representative can't change with his/her constituency, then it is time to change representatives.

    Now up: FISA, the 41, and winning If your heart doesn't bleed you haven't got one

    by plf515 on Mon Aug 06, 2007 at 03:56:59 PM PDT

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    •  I'd disagree... (1+ / 0-)
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      Incumbents are notoriously hard to push out, and the difference in almost all American elections is a couple percent--the incumbent factor.

      At the very least, a primary challenge that causes a "Blue Dog" to consider his/her position is worth the donation. At the Congressional level, it's normally not too expensive--and it's great education for netroots activists who might later try other adventures in politics.

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