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  •  Granted... (0+ / 0-)

    .....for a candidate making their case to the electorate, that's of course a consideration for primary voters.  But that doesn't mean anti-incumbency isn't peaking and providing an opening for those arguments to be made and for an enterprising interloper to find cash and votes.

    Policy, Peace and Progress Before Party

    by Alec82 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 05:06:04 PM PST

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      an incumbent in a primary is very tough. You've got to have a well thought-out strategy. None seen here yet.

      I'm in the pro-Obama wing of the Democratic Party.

      by doc2 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 05:09:25 PM PST

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      •  Well there's also an element... (0+ / 0-)

        ...of luck.  This is a reliably Democratic district.  Even the local Republicans have Ds by their names (if you don't believe me, take a look at the voting records of the state house and senate "Democrats" and the political contributions made in 2004 by some of these so-called "Democrats").  It is very difficult for a Republican to win that seat, but a tough economic environment can probably transform the primary into a competitive one.  Still, this is an argument for Mr. Withers himself to make.  

        Policy, Peace and Progress Before Party

        by Alec82 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 05:18:15 PM PST

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