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    HoosierD42, MichaelNY

    because it was made a point less Dem in the interim maps as opposed to the post-LULAC v. Perry maps.   wwmiv agreed on that point that Gallego has a unique advantage due to his rural base (also, his rural State Rep. seat stayed blue this year).  In comparison, Canseco, Ciro Rodriguez, Bonilla, and Albert Bustamonte were all from San Antonio.  You have to go way back to Abraham Kazen (D-Laredo) for a person who has represented the 23rd, but wasn't from San Anton.  wwmiv said that Gallego is a little more conservative than Ciro Rodriguez as well.  That, combined with his geographic base, probably makes him harder to bump off than Ciro.

    I have found a nearby soda fountain that has Fruitopia! My life is complete.

    by KingofSpades on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:32:22 PM PST

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      I'd go further and say that Gallego is much more conservative than Ciro. Ciro made alot of hay about his "conservative" bona-fides, but most of that was smoke and mirrors. In reality the only issues where he was actually conservative on was abortion and same-sex marriage. Pete shares those positions publicly as well as taking numerous other conservative positions.

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:43:26 PM PST

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