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  •  I'm a big supporter of Patrick's (1+ / 0-)
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    I think one of the issues is going to be the geographic composition of the field -- if there's three Phila-area candidates (if Abraham runs) and only one out west, well, many of us remember the 2000 Senate primary.

    •  Maybe, but (1+ / 0-)
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      Hasn't the state's population shifted to the East since then?  The population of the Democratic primary electorate might have shifted that way even more.  Worth looking into.

      25, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-12(now)

      by Xenocrypt on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 08:15:08 AM PDT

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      •  East and South (1+ / 0-)
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        TofG

        Central PA counties on the MD line posted census gains. (Adams, York, Lancaster, etc.)

        •  For reference (1+ / 0-)
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          here's a list of growth by CD, with the fastest growing CDs at the top. (The first four CDs will need to shed population)

          PA-19 (York)
          PA-06 (Reading/Ardmore)
          PA-16 (Lancaster)
          PA-15 (Lehigh Valley)
          PA-11 (Northeast)
          PA-17 (Harrisburg)
          PA-13 (MontCo/NE Philly)
          PA-07 (DelCo)
          PA-08 (Bucks)
          PA-10 (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
          PA-09 (Southern Pennsyltucky)
          PA-01 (Philly)
          PA-18 (Pittsburgh suburbs)
          PA-05 (Northern Pennsyltucky)
          PA-04 (West Central)
          PA-03 (NW)
          PA-02 (Philly)
          PA-12 (SW)
          PA-14 (Pittsburgh)

          So while population has shifted eastward, it doesn't necessarily benefit Philly/Philly suburbs as much as one might think. The rough order of growth has been...Philly exurbs, northeast, Philly suburbs, the T, Philly proper, and west PA.

          21, male, Kyoto-01 (residence) RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

          by sapelcovits on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 03:27:49 PM PDT

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    •  Get on TV in Scranton, Erie, and Pittsburgh (3+ / 0-)

      It's what Bob McCord did in 2008.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 09:02:00 AM PDT

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