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    it's just that you don't have to live in your district to run, particularly if the constitutents already know you

    18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college next year). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

    by jncca on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 01:03:00 PM PDT

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    •  No what? (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes, I'm aware that he doesn't have to live in the district but that's irrelevant. It would have been easy to make things more difficult for Shimkus under several scenarios. He's being given a free ride in 15.
      At the least, he could have been drawn into 15 with Johnson to force a primary. Or, 15 could have been drawn farther away from his home to make it more difficult to run in.

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