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  •  Kingston and No Labels (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, itskevin

    That's why I thinks he's the most dangerous and least nutty out of those 4. He can appeal to an avg Georgia Democrat. But I don't think him joining a group like No Labels will help in this circus primary. Certainly it's good for the general, but not the primary.

    And I'm certainly glad of the news that Handel had an atrocious fund raising quarter. Just raising a little north of 100k.

    NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

    by BKGyptian89 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 04:07:03 PM PDT

    •  Clown Car Primaries (0+ / 0-)

      Given the sheer number of people splitting the far right of the vote, is there not at least some chance that Kingston can win by cleaning up among the more moderate voters, as Rick Snyder did in the MI-Gov Primary?

      •  Michigan is different from Georgia (2+ / 0-)
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        James Allen, SaoMagnifico

        there not a lot of moderate voters for Kingston to win. Because those voters are not his geo base. Kingston's geographical base hinders him. So no, I don't see him coming out the primary, nor making it to the run-off.

        NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

        by BKGyptian89 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 05:56:57 PM PDT

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    •  No Labels (0+ / 0-)

      Looking at their current proposals, they're pretty mixed. The rhetoric is on the right, but some of the proposals might be helpful. Looking at the supporters, there are more Democrats than Republicans, which makes sense as there are correspondingly more who want to appear moderate. Also, there are some Democrats from liberal constituencies like Mark Pocan, Chaka Fattah, and Peter Welch who have no need to look moderate.

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      by childers moof on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:55:12 PM PDT

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    •  What are the odds (0+ / 0-)

      that Kingston uses this to run as an independent in the general, trying to run as the "moderate alternative" to the other candidates?

    •  average (0+ / 0-)

      The average Georgia Democrat is a mainstream liberal who lives in metro Atlanta and is probably black. That said, I think Kingston would have a lot of appeal to Romney/Barrow voters, which is the bloc that Dems need to win to get over the hump.

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      by sacman701 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 08:36:01 AM PDT

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