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    WilliamE

    But he was also the underdog in 2010. He got little to no negative press coverage.

    That changed during his re-election campaign, when he actually had a record to defend. His debate performances werent great and he made some mistakes. Citing Scalia as a judge he admired, for example.

    I'm not doubting that he would be a strong candidate. And I know the electorate wont be like 2012. But an 8 point loss for a supposedly popular incumbent doesnt mean a special election will be easy for him.

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      Zack from the SFV

      the 2012 electorate could easily be a win with a special election electorate. And his press coverage here is largely fawning to this day.

      He's vulnerable on the issues. Now, I think, on gun issues as well. But getting young and urban Democratic voters engaged and to show up will be a huge challenge.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:26:55 AM PST

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