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View Diary: A New Low: Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) May Oppose Sandy Aid (39 comments)

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  •  Is this a seat we can pick up? (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, billyleeblack16

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:41:37 PM PST

    •  I'd think so if it was only R+5, and then got (1+ / 0-)
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      billyleeblack16

      a bit bluer.
         And then the Representative of the District stabs his constituents, his State, his entire region in the back.
         I doubt the Governor, a Republican, would even support this asshole.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:46:17 PM PST

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    •  It will be tough (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, flurdman, dufffbeer

      This area of NJ hasn't elected a Democrat to Congress since the 1930s. Sussex and Warren counties, the two western counties are blood red counties where republicans get 70+% of the vote consistently and the rest of the district consists of the more conservative parts of the otherwise blue Bergen and Passage counties.

      The closest democrats came to unseating him was in 2006 when Garrett won 55-45. Redistricting made the district slightly bluer but I don't think enough to tip the scales.

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