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JordanLFW Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 11:17 PM
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9. stemming the bleeding, preemptively
It wasn't about convincing a right winger to vote for her.

It was preventing the awful ads Bouchard could legitimately run if she voted against the bill. A swing of independents over to Bouchard hurts a lot.

She prevented the debate from being framed into a godawful "I'm a Sherrif, I'll protect you from TERRORISTS, while Debbie Stabenow is more worried about Canadian Trash!" narrative. You can bet Team Bouchard is pissed they can't use that to put the race in play.

The less money Stabenow has to spend defending her seat, the stronger the party will be. If she sews it up for 6 more years, she can kick some of that money to hotly contested races in '08.
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