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  •  Amazing to think Dems ran the House until 2011 (3+ / 0-)
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    sawolf, MichaelNY, lordpet8
    •  It goes to show that maps matter (4+ / 0-)
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      jncca, MichaelNY, lordpet8, ehstronghold

      Just think about what our national politics would look like today if instead of the median House seat being R+3 it were D+3.  We'd be talking about economic stimulus, comprehensive immigration reform, progressive tax reform, the public option, etc.  Instead we're talking about the sequester and the platinum option.

      NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

      by sawolf on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:49:30 PM PST

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    •  Same thing... (2+ / 0-)
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      KingofSpades, MichaelNY

      ...here in Michigan.  Dems had a commanding lead in the house for a few years until 2010 when it flipped nearly inversely.  Luckily, here, the House is moving in the Democrats direction, and it seems likely we'll narrowly carry it in two years, and while I don't ever see us winning the state senate, again, I can't imagine any scenario in which we won't get some seats back.  The governor's race is also going to be competitive next time around.

      I take it Indiana doesn't have that many swing districts, anymore?  Is there a map showing the partisan divide of the state house by district?  I'd really be interested to see where outside of Indy Dems have seats.

      •  Indy (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        plus various college town districts, a few of the larger mid-size cities, and Gary.

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:38:55 PM PST

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