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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-10 10:36 PM
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4. Ok, really?
This is the smart move. First of all Connie couldn't win a state house race. In fact, she got slaughtered. McDowell has won several of the 30+ counties in the 1st District. His more conservative politics are a good fit for the 1st District. Connie's more liberal views are a good fit for the affluent little enclave in her neck of the woods (the very southern part of the district).

None of the massive UP knows Connie so it would be starting from scratch. You all have any idea what sort of resources it takes to run a campaign in that sized district? Are you all aware the R's have been wanting a shot at this district for a long time? Now they have one. Think they'll be going easy on that race? No, they will pour lots of money into it. As well they should. The district has a lot of conservative leanings. It's a possible pick up for them.

While McDowell won't be winning any liberal awards, he is a good bet to win this district, unlike Connie. Frankly, to see Connie behaving as she is at this point tells me Connie's more for Connie than she is for the team.

Sorry but I'm looking at this with a more analytical eye and I'm surprised more of you are not.

Julie--who thinks more MI DUers need to visit the northern parts of the state and see how very different it is from the more "civilized" parts where you all live
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