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  •  and by talking about PVI (0+ / 0-)

    we show what electorate you represent really doesn't matter.  Brown had a near identical voting record in a D+5 seat as Baldwin in a D+15.

    Brown came off as a populist defending union folks in Akron, Baldwin comes off as a liberal Madison lesbian.  Hell, maybe that's what all this is about; not LGBT, black, white, straights, or PVI, it really comes down to where you come from and if you are able to translate ones extreme liberalism to the area they represent in a palatable manner.  People expect to find uber liberals in cities like Madison but finding a coal-miner in West Virginia whose for single-payer health care and gay marriage?  GTFO.

    •  That is where her sexuality (0+ / 0-)

      May come into it. Much harder for them to paint a straight white man from Akron as a extreme liberal. I hate that fact but sadly it is fact and we have to face up to it.

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