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« on: October 24, 2014, 09:39:21 pm »
« edited: October 24, 2014, 10:00:53 pm by sg0508 »

I would actually think it's more the toss-up seats in the purplish states/districts that would hurt more.  As a former moderate republican and now independent, I typically vote for Democrats, but I'm much, much more inclined to favor the GOP in the bluish states for governor and in the House.  True, I don't know much about a lot of these candidates, and there's always a chance that you get a Paul LePage (R-ME) in office, but would losing one of the districts in HI/MA really get to you? I suppose yes, you wouldn't want the GOP to find some stars deep in the bowels of those solidly blue presidential/senatorial seats, but like we've seen, minority party reps/governors tend to have to govern from the middle, making them more popular and more productive.  

Just a thought? I'm sure most would say"yes it would, as we should NEVER lose house seats and (more frequently) statehouses in the solid blue states", but I'm curious as to the discussion we can have.  
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 10:05:45 pm »

I guess I would rather have a Republican governor in a blue state where they're severely constrained by Democratic majorities in the legislature.  Someone like Mitt Romney in Massachusetts could never really run amok because Democrats dominated the legislature vs. Scott Walker, who was able to screw up Wisconsin something awful.  You also have the hope that a Republican in a blue state is likely going to lose reelection in the future, e.g. Scott Brown. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 11:42:43 am »

Only if it is Illinois
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 12:01:18 pm »

Yes because it can allow psuedo-moderate Republicans to get entrenched in seats that would otherwise generally be safe/likely/lean D.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 12:13:23 pm »

Only if it is Illinois

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