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  •  I think candidate margin is important b/c (0+ / 0-)

    it suggests how much "room for error" a candidate has.  And how did Jeremy Miller do so well in Obama-voting Senate District 28?

    27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

    by Xenocrypt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 11:53:29 AM PDT

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    •  Senator Miller (4+ / 0-)
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      He is a young, energetic, likable guy that campaigns incessantly. Also it helps that he is not an ideological purist or loudmouth.

      •  With his large margin of victory and (0+ / 0-)

        Yes on 1 narrowly winning his district, would he be a likely vote against gay marriage?

        27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

        by Xenocrypt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:13:17 PM PDT

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        •  Unlikely (0+ / 0-)

          But if there are defections within the Republican caucus in the senate (I doubt this happens, and it would only happen if it is publicly known that it will pass regardless) I could see him being the 3rd or 4th defection. But the odds of this are small.

    •  Miller's family (7+ / 0-)

      Miller's father was also a very popular mayor of Winona, which has 3/8ths of the district's population. His family also owns a operates a very well known company in Winona. And like OGGoldy said, he works hard and isn't an idealogue.

      Our candidate wasn't the strongest either (he also looked a bit like a Hobbit). I had worked a bit with an organization trying to recruit a candidate in that seat, and all of our top prospects passed on running.

      And the district has a history of electing Republicans. We held the seat from 06-10, but it was Republican before that. SE MN is trending our way, but it still has ancestral independent and Republican tendencies.

      •  So he was basically like (1+ / 0-)
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        the Paul Rudd character who Leslie Knope runs against on "Parks and Recreation"?

        27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

        by Xenocrypt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 01:15:30 PM PDT

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