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  •  I live in Kirsten Gillibrand's district and... (1+ / 0-)
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    while she is a great candidate, other factors contributed to her election and her reelection.  Here they are:

    1. John Sweeney was a horrible candidate.  He beat his wife and no one likes that.  He also brought few benefits home to the district.
    1. Gillibrand benefited from George W. Bush's horrible approval ratings and two change elections in which many people didn't want to vote for the Republican.
    1. Obama's coattails helped Gillibrand win reelection in 2008.

    The question is if Gillibrand can will reelection against a strong Republican candidate in one of the most conservative districts in New York in 2010 and without benefiting from George W. Bush's unpopularity and Obama's popularity.  It will be a close race.

    I am proud to admit that I come from one of the districts that had the least votes for George W. Bush in the entire country.

    by ThePrometheusMan on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 11:28:14 PM PST

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