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View Diary: Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri will resign from Congress in February (88 comments)

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  •  Russ Carnahan... (0+ / 0-)

    ran for the semo seat in 1990.  Got beat pretty bad by the late Rep. Bill Emerson.  No way he wins after representing "super liberal" STL.

    •  there is overlap between old MO3 and MO8 (0+ / 0-)

      but the MO3 parts of the new MO8 voted for Ed Martin over Russ in 2010.

      The 1990 map shows off the fruits of the work done by the Emersons to siphon Dem votes in that area. Russ lost 57-43 and the four full counties* he won were won with 50-52%, and he lost multiple typically D counties in the Bootheel.

      (* - Franklin County was split at the time)

      Relying on the MO8 results to get an accurate picture of the district is not entirely accurate, but the Emersons reigned for long enough that the district became solidly Republican over their time in office.

      It's a 13 seed v. a 4 seed, at best.

      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 01:43:18 PM PST

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