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View Diary: The FL GOP's worst fear come true: Cuban-Americans in Miami swung hard to Dems in 2012 (144 comments)

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  •  Depends on the nominee... (0+ / 0-)

    NC is at worst a lean republican state, by 2016 it's demographics will be lean democrat much like it's neighbor to the north. IN, TX, AZ, and GA will all be competitive by 2020, but depending on the nominee could be competitive in 2016. If Clinton is nominated I could see IN, GA and perhaps even other southern states join the coalition. AZ and TX might be close especially if Julian Castro is the VP nominee. VP nominees rarely help the ticket in modern election, but it Castro could really rile up hispanic base. It would be a smart move considering Marco Rubio is the best conservative answer to hispanics right now. Missouri is a tough state to gage, I don't agree with most assessments that it is a solid red state. There was no competition for it in 2012 so comparing the drop off from 2008 is a mistake. I'm hopeful dems return to Dean's 50 state strategy because we really need to spend money in deep red states if we are going to have any hope to translate that into electoral success later.

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