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Um, $200? Is that a typo?

Posted by fnarf | July 9, 2007 11:18 AM
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Ah.

Posted by fnarf | July 9, 2007 11:37 AM
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I was never impressed with Darcy in the first place along with the fact she is a demonstrative loser in a campaign. Why should the Democrats think of nominating her again?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 9, 2007 12:19 PM
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Josh,
Looks like you'll be a reliable conduit for whatever Sandeep shovels your way.

Ask for a placement fee!

Posted by Josh, wipe the brown from your nose | July 9, 2007 12:38 PM
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@4,
I do love me some Sandeep.

Posted by Josh Feit | July 9, 2007 12:44 PM
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I think Burner's pretty impressive myself. I have a friend who's 64, and voted GOP every year til 2004, and after meeting Burner, was really anxious to hold a fundraiser in her own home. That and her narrow loss said to me that she just needed to get out among the people more.

Posted by Gitai | July 9, 2007 1:09 PM
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She's running AGAIN?

Don't Democrats ever learn?

Posted by Gomez | July 9, 2007 1:33 PM
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Who is this Darcy Burner, of whom you speak?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 9, 2007 1:37 PM
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Darcy Burner tried, and failed. Next!

She gave it a good shot. But seriously, it wasn't good enough. Sheriff Dave shouldn't have been that hard to beat. He's got name recognition, but that's about it. He clearly isn't the brightest bulb in the box. He's got no respect or seniority in his own party, and has no significant legislative accomplishments of any kind. Democrats were taking over everywhere else in the country. His district is trending less conservative, and it is no longer a safe "R" seat. He should have been beatable, and Burner didn't manage it.

What makes anyone think she'll do any better next time? I'd like to see this district change hands, but I think the Democrats need to find a better candidate to do the job.

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 9, 2007 4:07 PM
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Lots of candidates win on their second runs for Congress. Several of the Democratic House victors in 2006 first ran in '04.

A couple of points in Burner's favor: she doesn't have to start with 0% name recognition this time around, and '08 promises to be at least as good a Democratic year as '06.

And, the R's won't have the millions in soft money to dump into defending the 8th, given that they a) have ~21 Senate seats to defend nationwide, and b) have a couple of dozen House races in which they are now trying to unseat D's.

Posted by asdf | July 10, 2007 1:33 PM

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