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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Groovy, but what is the likelihood of ANY Republican winning the general?

This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

13 posted on 03/04/2009 8:48:06 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

‘This is Rahm Emanuel’s old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?’

Following that line then Joseph Cao shouldn’t have even tried in the Louisiana 2nd CD. Since the end of the Civil War the LA-2 district has had Republicans for only 9 years.

But yet Cao won anyway.


16 posted on 03/04/2009 9:00:39 AM PST by LongIslandConservative
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To: Non-Sequitur
This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

I think we need to contest every single seat. And in cases like this, we need candidates who will say inflammatory (but correct) things to shake things up. She needs to tag her opponent as a member of the party that supports abortion, homosexual marriage, illegal immigration, socialized medicine, and out of control taxing and spending. See how that plays. If she harps on those issues, she'll get a sizable part of the minority vote. To date, the GOP has been too scared to go there.

It's time.
20 posted on 03/04/2009 9:05:16 AM PST by Antoninus (It's a sad time when Pravda's reporting is more reliable than anything in the major US media.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them. What do you think?

Exactly my point.

23 posted on 03/04/2009 9:14:52 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Non-Sequitur; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; chicagolady
“This is Rahm Emanuel's old seat. And before him Blagojevich and Rostenkowski. In the last 107 years it has had a Republican congressman for 4 of them.”

It is certainly a Democrat seat, but please note that, at least in its 1992-2000 incarnation, it was carried by George H.W. Bush in 1988 (I'm not sure if Bush carried it in 1988 under the current lines). In a November general election, running as a Republican in the district is pretty much a kamikaze mission (which Michael Flanagan pulled off in 1994 solely because it was 1994 and voters wanted the corrupt Rosti out), but in a low-turnout April special election the result is by no means assured. Rosanna Pulido has to run hard, criticize the ultraliberal policies that piss off even Democrat voters, and hope to turn out enough Republicans and traditionalist Democrats (the district is heavily Catholic, with many Poles, Croats, Italians and Hispanics) to pull off the upset. It is *not* impossible. (Heck, Cao proved in LA-02 that even when it truly *is* impossible one can still win.)
28 posted on 03/04/2009 10:16:11 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Wasn’t there a Republican elected in 1994?


41 posted on 03/05/2009 12:25:28 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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