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    his single biggest financial supporter.  He would need to reinvent himself and re-establish a new financial base.  Not saying it is impossible, but even if he has had a change of heart, it would require a dramatic transformation.  It's also much harder to overcome that challenge while out of office.

    In terms of votes Periello pulled in 25,000 more in 2010 too -- out of 250K votes versus 200K cast in the 9th that's a pretty significant difference.

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