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  •  While I agree there are no sane Republicans... (0+ / 0-)

    ... You ave some of the facts wrong. Tom Campbell ran for Senate in 1992 and got beat in the primary by Bruce Herschensohn, who went on to lose to Barbara Boxer.

    Dan Lungren ran for Governor in 1998, losing to Gray Davis. And yes, Lungren is a conservative jerk, who thankfully got turfed out of Congress last cycle.  

    As for the assertion that Campbell would have beaten Boxer, that's hard to say. He did do a better job of selling the "moderate Republican" bullshit that they bother with in CA anymore.

    •  Should have been "don't bother with in CA" (0+ / 0-)

      in the last sentence.

    •  sorry my mistakea about Campbell (0+ / 0-)

      En though I am a storing supporter of Boxer, I was involved in CA  pro-choice politics at the time.

      Many moderate republicans (no independents) vote for Feinstein, however they do not vote for Boxer. Boxer was lucky that Campbell got beat in the primary because even some moderate pro-business Democrats my have voted for him, as he was strongly pro-choice.

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