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« on: September 06, 2011, 10:59:48 am »
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but if one looks in comparison; the 2004-2010 cycle was the worst decade for incumbents since the 1974-1980 cycle. If gerrymandering is supposed to help incumbents then it sure hasn't worked as much as they thought.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:09:42 am »
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Political analysis, fortune cookie style.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 11:31:51 am »
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but if one looks in comparison; the 2004-2010 cycle was the worst decade for incumbents since the 1974-1980 cycle.
Exactly - the years in between were even worse. Nuff said.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 05:32:58 am »
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but if one looks in comparison; the 2004-2010 cycle was the worst decade for incumbents since the 1974-1980 cycle. If gerrymandering is supposed to help incumbents then it sure hasn't worked as much as they thought.

As far as the U.S. House of Representatives is concerned, it's more accurate to say that the politicians choose the voters than the other way around.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 06:45:32 pm »
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That's because we had 3 wave elections in a row, which isn't all that common.
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