Skip to main content

View Diary: The real, but unknowable, path to a Democratic House majority (183 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  any of you guys remember a senator from (0+ / 0-)

    Colorado by the name of Floyd Haskell? I've always wondered why he lost reelection by a 18 point margin. No one loses by that much unless they are completely out of synch ideologically or corrupt/abrasive.

    He also lost to Bill Armstrong, a RW nut. If I recall, he had been in the state legislature and had been a republican and switched only recently before running for the senate. So I would have thought he would have had crossover appeal too.

    Also, he defeated a three term incumbent senator and ran something like 14 points ahead of McGovern to win. It's not like Colorado had an aversion to electing dem senators then either. Their other dem senator, Gary Hart, won reelection in the much worse year of 1980.

    RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

    by demographicarmageddon on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 08:35:14 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site