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  •  Tell that to Jim Matheson (5+ / 0-)
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    jncca, skibum59, erush1345, NMLib, sapelcovits

    12 years now representing blood-red districts in Utah.  Romney took 67% in it last year.  Matheson hasn't pulled off that feat by running as a liberal; he's probably the most conservative Democrat in Congress.

    It's all well and good to talk about running "real Dems" in even the reddest seats, but scroll down the list of 435 Representatives and you'll see the Dems in the reddest seats are moderate, as are the Republicans in the bluest seats.  This is no coincidence.  They don't get elected otherwise.

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