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Wed Nov 6, 2013, 09:00 AM

Virgina, the purplest state, and Terry McAuliffe

VA is a moderate state. The Federal workers balance out the liberals in the urban areas and the natural* republicans in the rural areas and we end up with a true purple state where both sides have about 45% support.

Aside from George Allen, all governor candidates in the last 40 years have been moderates. Had the Republicans picked Bolling, they would have won. Current Governor Bob McDonnell was an extremist who sounded like a reasonable moderate (which made him dangerous, imo), luckily he damaged himself with the trans-vaginal probe and his corruption/bribery scandals. Terry McAuliffe won because he was more moderate than Ken Cuccinelli.

Our jobs as Democrats in this state is to push McAuliffe further to the left. He sounded good in his campaign especially with taking on the NRA and being proud of his F rating with them. Support and reward him for going left, criticize him if he goes right, but all the terrible candidate stuff is nonsense.

Nice job, fellow Virginians.

*A Natural republican is only concerned with taxes, guns, and God.

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Wed Nov 6, 2013, 09:46 AM

1. I think corpmedia pushed blowout scenario so Dem voters didn't feel urgent need to show up.

Current GOP strategists cut their teeth running stealth turnout campaigns. The corpmedia is so easily manipulated by them.

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Wed Nov 6, 2013, 09:55 AM

2. Perhaps, have to check the numbers against the last few off season elections. n/t

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