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  •  Is that for President? (3+ / 0-)
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    ArkDem14, Ectoras, MichaelNY

    I think you also might find that Nixon won the governor vote (or came close) in the district.  Southern Misssouri has more than its fair share of racists, so I think the Obama vote is not a good proxy for a white Democrat.  But I agree overall that it is a very red district.  

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    by TomP on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:27:42 AM PST

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    •  Yes, president (1+ / 0-)
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      Folks doing some back-of-the-envelope think McCaskill may have beaten Akin. But the GOP gets to hand-pick a candidate here. It won't be anyone like Akin, who was almost once-in-a-generation epically bad.

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      by David Nir on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:43:01 PM PST

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      •  she didn't beat Akin in MO8 (3+ / 0-)

        I've looked at the precinct results in Jefferson County. The margin with the whole precincts is Akin by 5013

        the split precinct (precincts split between MO3 and MO8) vote is Claire 4997/Akin 3564/Dine 571.

        The votes aren't there to put her over the top in MO8. Put the percentage margin is probably a bit under "Akin by 1.5%"

        So he's ran about 8% ahead of his statewide average in MO8.

        The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

        by RBH on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:12:49 PM PST

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