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  •  Winograd's vote (13+ / 0-)

    I don't know where people are coming up with the idea of Winograd voters sitting out.  The supporters of Marcy are among the most active politically in the state and in the party. For the most part they like Bowen, the choice between the two being the better of two goods.  If Marcy had not run, Debra would have won handily.

    •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

      My sentiments exactly.  

      Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore. John Prine -8.00,-5.79

      by Miss Blue on Thu May 19, 2011 at 08:34:27 AM PDT

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    •  Bowen Would Not Have Won (1+ / 0-)
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      BruinKid
      If Marcy had not run, Debra would have won handily.

      But she very easily could have gotten the most votes and face Hahn in the runoff.

      I call it "the Breathing Syndrome." When Obama breathes in, they will criticize him for using air. When he exhales, they will complain about pollution. If he holds his breath, they will attack him for doing nothing.

      by Tuba Les on Thu May 19, 2011 at 09:05:48 AM PDT

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      •  I assumed he meant something like (0+ / 0-)

        "Debra would have won the second runoff slot handily", rather than the Repub guy getting it.
        (Although there are still another 10K votes to count- so the final outcome is still uncertain)

    •  exactly. well said. (1+ / 0-)
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      Tiger in BlueDenver

      When Winograd ran previously, it was against an extremely wealthy and safe incumbent blue dog.
      And it takes a lot of activism to invest in a campaign like that.

      I dunno who'll get the Winograd supports if the runoff turns out to be Hahn v Bowen, but I don't see them not participating. It might be close to 50/50, and be a non-event.

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