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  •  I can definitly say Baldwin (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    isn't waiting. I think she knows Feingold isn't running.

    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 01:24:39 PM PDT

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    •  I doubt a Baldwin-Feingold primary (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, MichaelNY

      would happen, as they both have the same sort of base and there isn't much difference in issue stands between them.  Baldwin, however, does seem to be somewhat more practical, in that while a thoroughly committed progressive she probably won't deliberately handicap her own campaign in terms of refusing outside fundraising and campaign help, or make such a big deal of taking principled but lonely stands rather than getting things done when in office.

      •  This is true (0+ / 0-)

        The problem with Baldwin is that she's been in Congress for 6 terms (including her current term) and she's still largely known more for who she is than anything she's actually done. She's got all the right positions for the base but she hasn't really taken a leadership position on too many issues.

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