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Old 11-17-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I was surprised the race was even close...especially considering Giffords endorsement.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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How many seats in the house did the Repubs lose this year to Dems?

Same with the Senate...didn't the Dems gain there also?
I think there's a half-dozen or so house seats that are to be recounted, but if those results don't change you have a 201-234 House. That's an 8 seat pick up for the Dems. In the Senate, the Dems picked up 2 seats (assuming Angus King caucuses with them, which he almost assuredly will).
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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I was surprised the race was even close...especially considering Giffords endorsement.
Well, Arizona IS a Red state.

Ken
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Well, Arizona IS a Red state.

Ken
For now
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Well, Arizona IS a Red state.

Ken
while that is true, the district is blue. but this district is always a close race.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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while that is true, the district is blue. but this district is always a close race.
Not really, under the old lines, Bush won it by 4 in 2000, 7 in 04, McCain won it by 6 in 08/ Redistricting didn't change the district much, pretty sure Romney wound up winning it by a similar margin.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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while that is true, the district is blue. but this district is always a close race.
I live in it...its really a Red district, but Giffords benefited from running against a nutcase.

So when she resigned, she was popular enough that her endorsement was very strong.

But normally, its a reddish/purple-ish district. You can even say that its fast becoming a swing district.

I voted for Barber, so I'm quite happy. He's a friend of mine.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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I live in it...its really a Red district, but Giffords benefited from running against a nutcase.

So when she resigned, she was popular enough that her endorsement was very strong.

But normally, its a reddish/purple-ish district. You can even say that its fast becoming a swing district.

I voted for Barber, so I'm quite happy. He's a friend of mine.
It'll be my district as well eventually. We have land down there that we are slowly preparing for an eventual move so I'll help make it bit more purple - though I'm not necessarily opposed to voting for a Red candidate if he/she is not an extreme type. I tend like more Centrist candidates from either party.

Ken
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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It'll be my district as well eventually. We have land down there that we are slowly preparing for an eventual move so I'll help make it bit more purple - though I'm not necessarily opposed to voting for a Red candidate if he/she is not an extreme type. I tend like more Centrist candidates from either party.

Ken
The Red guys were very reasonable years ago in this district. Jim Kolbe had the seat for 2 decades, and he was a moderate Republican relatively speaking.

The Republicans in Pima and Cochise counties have all become lunatics over the last decade though. You'll see when you get here.

I actually grew up in the 5th District, but I heard its been redrawn.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Well, Arizona IS a Red state.

Ken
Gabbys endorsement is what I suspected to be his biggest bump. I didn't agree with all of her politics but her story and recovery is just remarkable. I almost thought Mark Kellly would've considered a run....he has a hell of a resume.
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