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  •  If Crist runs in Florida (2+ / 0-)
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    then I hope he picks Iorio as his Lieutenant #HeyHeyTampaBay

    Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

    by BKGyptian89 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:54:12 AM PST

    •  He probably won't (3+ / 0-)
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      sawolf, MichaelNY, Zack from the SFV

      He's already from St. Petersburg, he'll want a geographic balance.

      24, Practical Progressive Democrat (-4.75, -4.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut. Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

      by HoosierD42 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:08:46 PM PST

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      •  Iorio has strong qualities to be Lt.Gov (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        as long as he pick a woman thats find with me. Maybe somebody from the legislature. But I would much prefer Iorio. I could care less if they're from the same region or not.

        Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

        by BKGyptian89 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:42:28 PM PST

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        •  Well Crist isn't likely to consult you. (2+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY, Zack from the SFV

          "Geographic balance", for good or ill, is a truism in politics, one that has persisted in the states even as it's abating nationally.

          24, Practical Progressive Democrat (-4.75, -4.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut. Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

          by HoosierD42 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:56:44 PM PST

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          •  I think that matters very little today (4+ / 0-)
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            BKGyptian89, JBraden, GoUBears, MichaelNY

            Geographic balance is fading as a consideration as voters become less provincial and shrug off local geography.  A mobile population that moves frequently doesn't care where people are from.

            I wouldn't assume Crist cares where his running mate comes from, other things would matter more.

            44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

            by DCCyclone on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:34:08 PM PST

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            •  I agree with you that it doesnt matter practically (1+ / 0-)
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              MichaelNY

              But Crist would be unlikely to pick someone else from the I-9 corridor. Geographic balance still exists, especially in the states.

              Cuomo picked Buffalo Mayor Robert Duffy
              Pence (from the Indy area) picked Ellspermann, from southern Indiana
              Pat Quinn (Chicago) picked Simon (Carbondale)

              And that's just three examples off the top of my head.

              24, Practical Progressive Democrat (-4.75, -4.51), DKE Gay Caucus Majority Leader, IN-02; Swingnut. Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

              by HoosierD42 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:08:01 PM PST

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