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  •  Don't you think that had something to do with (1+ / 0-)
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    Toomey's tremendous funding advantage?

    He never got Pennsylvanians outside of Philly and the burbs to really know who he was.
    I don't get this idea that Sestak was a bad candidate. PA voters didn't consider Toomey a sociopath, and he ran a terrific campaign. That does not mean Sestak - who almost beat Toomey - ran a bad campaign and "sucks."

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:45:07 AM PST

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    •  Toomey did have a lot of Citizen's United money (3+ / 0-)
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      and that pushed him over the top by depressing what should have been an overwhelming pro-Sestak vote in Philly and the surrounding counties. Sestak could and should have overcome this by defining Toomey as the nut case he is. He didn't do that.  Nor did he define himself.  He's not constitutionally  (small c) suited to campaigning. He's stiff and somewhat arrogant.

      •  Nah (3+ / 0-)
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        it was just 2010, it was a pro-GOP wave.  Sestak was handicapped and not much he could do, heck he won Philly by the same vote margin as casey in 2006 or Rendell in 2002.  

        The Burbs just swung hard right in 2010's, but they've since swung back to normal.  Bucks and Chester are probably a bit more GOP now than 10 years ago, but MontCo is the key for the future.

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:33:56 AM PST

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