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  •  I don't think swing voters in swing counties (0+ / 0-)

    are particularly different from swing voters anywhere else.

    If I had one concern, it would be that black voters in Milwaukee would skip the Senate vote. I hope that concern is unfounded. And I also think that some well-publicized events with the President would go a long way to ameliorate that.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Fri May 13, 2011 at 01:07:08 PM PDT

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    •  fuck, I didn't even think of how many (0+ / 0-)

      AA's there are in Milwaukee.  That just turned me from excited to very squeamish.  They obviously won't vote her down like they voted for Prop 8 in CA, but it'll certainly be an issue to work through.  I'm sure she can get many CBC members to campaign for her with her Progressive Caucus cred and she has hometown Rep. Moore and nationally known next-door neighbor Rep. Ellison who can go up to bat for her.

      •  She'll have the best AA surrogate there is (1+ / 0-)
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        drobertson

        The President of the United States of America

      •  One campaign ad with Obama (0+ / 0-)

        And it becomes a non-issue

        "Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."

        by xcave on Fri May 13, 2011 at 08:33:19 PM PDT

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        •  I hope so. (0+ / 0-)

          In general, blacks in Wisconsin are slightly more conservative than the nation as a whole, so Obama won only about 91 percent there, compared to winning 98 percent of the black vote in Texas. Normally, that wouldn't be that big of a deal. Kerry still won the state while getting only 86 percent of the black vote, but it was closer than it might otherwise have been. The same might apply if the candidate is Baldwin.

           

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