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To: JohnnyZ
"In the end, voters in this Republican-leaning district returned to form and gave her a 24,300-vote winning margin. This margin was lower than those of other Republican candidates running in pretty similar Republican performing open-seat races in south and central Florida. Republican Mario Diaz-Balart took 65 percent of the vote in the newly created 25th district and former House Speaker Tom Feeney took 62 percent in the new 24th district." http://www.cookpolitical.com/display.cfm?edit_id=39 According to the folks in the know, she didn't run a good campaign for Congress and had to be bailed out with last minute attack ads from the NRCC.

That quote is a sweeping generalization that has no statistical validity. You can't compare her district to any others. They are each unique. But you can compare how candidates did in the SAME district.

200 posted on 01/08/2004 2:24:01 PM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: ClintonBeGone
That quote is a sweeping generalization that has no statistical validity. You can't compare her district to any others. They are each unique. But you can compare how candidates did in the SAME district.

I have previously pointed out that 2000 was a subpar GOP year, 2002 was a great one in Florida. So everyone did better. Most people (Jeb, MDB, Feeney) did a lot (7-10 points) better than GWBush did in 2000. Harris did only 1 point better.

205 posted on 01/08/2004 2:43:54 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Abolish the food tax)
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