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  •  Sestak, for one. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Flaming Liberal for Jesus

    23, Solid Liberal Democrat, DKE Gay Caucus Majority Whip, IN-02 (home), IN-03 (birth), SC-03 (early childhood), IN-09 (college); Swingnut

    by HoosierD42 on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 12:29:32 PM PDT

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    •  Dunno about that (1+ / 0-)
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      dc1000

      Maybe someone from Pennsylvania could refute me on this, but I wasn't impressed with Sestak's general election campaign last year.  His come from behind primary win was impressive, but then he somehow stalled out, allowing Toomey to build a substantial lead in the summer (and allowing the story of the alleged Obama primary-clearing job offer to fester for weeks didn't help.)

      In the last month or so Sestak's campaign finally seemed to really click and he closed the gap, but not quite enough.  Perhaps if he had kept more consistent momentum instead of allowing himself to fall well behind then he would have kept enough support to provide the extra point or two needed to win.  (To be fair, he did have to replenish his campaign treasury after the primary, but it seemed to me that Toomey pretty much had the momentum and media to himself for too long, enabling him to convince voters he was somehow moderate.)

      •  I thought he was using the same (4+ / 0-)
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        James Allen, dc1000, Nickers, MichaelNY

        tactic he used in the primary. It worked, almost. He had a large deficit until the last month or so, then he came very close to beating him.

        19, Chairman DKE Gay Caucus, male, Dem, (College IN-09) (Raised IL-03, IL-09) Tammy Baldwin for Senate!

        by ndrwmls10 on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 01:36:05 PM PDT

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