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  •  The deal with Maine..... (19+ / 0-)

    Is that it is a traditionally old fashioned yankee Republican state. The demographics are changing as retirees and other people 'from away' move in, but the bed rock rural people are Republicans, for the most part. Bush/Cheney were pretty unpopular and Obama won fairly handily, but it was a squeaker in the northern counties.
    Susan ( hoickhhh-P-Tooey ) Collins and her marginally more moderate colleague, Olympia Snowe are very popular. They are long-time incumbents and have been very responsive to their constituents - easy to do if you come from a state with a small population. There have been no real viable democratic challengers. With Chellie Pingree coming up through the ranks, I hope that will change. There are rumors that Olympia is getting ready to retire and that may be our best opportunity.


    Free Don Seigelman, jail Karl Rove ~ mission halfway accomplished !

    by Dvalkure on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:14:18 PM PDT

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