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  •  OK, that WAS unexpected (5+ / 0-)

    Sorry to hear that Powers won't be the nominee, but congratulations to Kryzan.

    I never thought Davis had much of a chance, but still . . . interesting.

    I have no idea what this means against Lee.  Any ideas?

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 09:32:33 PM PDT

    •  Nobody really knows yet (2+ / 0-)
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      Neither Lee nor Kryzan has much in the way of name recognition, especially over here on the Rochester side of the district, 70 miles from their home bases in Buffalo.

      Kryzan certainly benefited from being on the outside while Davis bashed Powers and Powers tried to fight back.

      Voter reg in the district favors the Republicans by about 4%, but this is a bad year for Republicans here - this is a blue state at the top of the ticket, Reynolds left under a cloud, and...well...nobody really knows yet.

      Sarah Palin = Tonya Harding with a speechwriter (h/t Barry Crimmins)

      by ipsos on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 09:35:51 PM PDT

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      •  Rochester was comparitively like an oasis of (1+ / 0-)
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        culture to me, relative to nearby areas, even.  At least, during the mid-80s.

        It's been exciting to see deeper blue colour seeping deeper into NY-29 and NY-26 (essentially, colouring my drive from home to Rochester, up through Corning) since the last election - Massa's race was my sentimental favorite at the time.

        Time to send our NY-26 candidate some support . . .

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 09:47:19 PM PDT

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        •  This area got gerrymandered to hell in 2000 (3+ / 0-)
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          Reynolds was able to carve out a district that looked like safe R for a generation. The odd NY-29 district, which extends from Appalachia-on-the-PA-state-line up here to the suburbs of Rochester, was a gift to Amo Houghton, who wanted to retire in 2002 from a "Southern Tier" district, and did. Louise's NY-28 was a mega-gerrymander aimed at keeping the Ds in the city of Rochester and the Ds in North Buffalo and the Tonawandas away from those safe R districts.

          The result is that we have four districts divvying up Monroe County (the fourth is NY-25, the Syracuse-based district from which Jim Walsh is retiring), and only one Congresswoman (Louise) from the Rochester area.

          With better D representation in Albany, we should be able to change that in 2012...

          Sarah Palin = Tonya Harding with a speechwriter (h/t Barry Crimmins)

          by ipsos on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 09:50:47 PM PDT

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      •  That's what always happens (0+ / 0-)

        when one candidate goes negative on another in a three-way (or more) race.  Both the attacker and the attacked suffer, the candidate on the sidelines always is the big beneficiary.

        A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. ~Edward R. Murrow

        by ActivistGuy on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 09:50:02 PM PDT

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        •  Now's the time time to make a plan (0+ / 0-)

          to stop Crazy Jack from screwing things up again in 2010.

          Can we get him committed?

          Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. - Alan Corenk

          by Eugenian on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 11:29:29 PM PDT

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