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  •  Legacy candidates are great... (2+ / 0-)
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    JBraden, Stephen Wolf

    ...in the right state.

    Any Bush is great in Texas, and going forward perhaps in Florida.

    Any Kennedy is great in Massachusetts, and to a lesser extent in other Northeastern states.

    But a legacy Democrat in South Dakota ain't all that.  Same goes for Democrats in any red state.  I realize we have an occasional holdover legacy who is still personally strong, like Jim Matheson, but he's the last of his clan to be strong......I wouldn't count on a child of Jim Matheson to win anything outside Salt Lake City proper.

    45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:41:07 PM PDT

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    •  Eh (1+ / 0-)
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      wwmiv

      Highly dependent on the state AND the candidate. SHS is a legacy candidate herself, although she has some cred actually having her own track record.

      One of the hundred Landrieu clan would all do well here in LA.

      23, Male, LA-02, TX-08 (originally), SSP: sschmi4

      by Stephen Schmitz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:11:46 PM PDT

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    •  Well (0+ / 0-)

      Except the Landrieus in Louisiana. Those are great legacy candidates.

      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 Apr 23, 2013 at 01:55:58 AM PDT

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