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  •  I'm looking at that list (1+ / 0-)
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    I think MI-06, PA-06, and PA-08 have some pretty obvious LaTourette's Syndrome going on there. FL-13 does too, but that may owe more to Rep. Bill Young being so deeply entrenched than to the district simply being far more Republican at the local level than the presidential toplines would suggest. Ditto WA-08 and IA-03.

    Our candidates in CO-06, NY-19, NV-03, and to a lesser extent CA-10 weren't as great as we might have hoped. Romanoff could probably beat Rep. Coffman in 2014; Erin Bilbray could likely beat Rep. Joe Heck; not sure about our bench in the other two.

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    by SaoMagnifico on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:13:49 PM PST

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    •  I think what you note about FL-13 (0+ / 0-)

      is one of the primary identifying features of a Latourette-affected district.  Almost all of them are ancestrally Republican districts.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:20:21 PM PST

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    •  Gibson is probably a pretty (1+ / 0-)
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      strong candidate himself, though.  (At least, he has a great "profile" and a moderate voting record as these things go.)  I don't know about Heck.

      27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14).

      by Xenocrypt on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:51:02 PM PST

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    •  is Erin Bilbray the daughter of James? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

      by demographicarmageddon on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:06:51 PM PST

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      •  i believe so. (0+ / 0-)

        20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
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        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

        by jncca on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:49:57 PM PST

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