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Political Roundup for February 12, 2013

by: BostonPatriot

Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 08:00:00 AM EST


Senate

GA-Sen: Rep. Tom Price (R) is delaying a decision on this race until May. Price has bigger campaign coffers and more name rec in the Atlanta area than his potential foes, so time isn't his enemy. This delay places Karen Handel's likely bid for federal office in limbo for now.

IA-Sen: Likewise, Tom Latham is also delaying his decision on a Senate bid until "the spring." Steve King has sounded more likely to run, but early (and yet to be debunked) reports were that the Congressmen wouldn't run against one another, so perhaps things will be cleared up behind closed doors in the coming weeks.

MA-Sen: Politico profiles Steve Lynch and compares him (somewhat weakly) to Scott Brown, in that he'll need blue-collar support to pull a major upset. The sleepy GOP field benefits Lynch, since Independents will be more likely to vote in the Democratic primary.

More MA-Sen: Businessman and military vet Gabriel Gomez will challenge Dan Winslow in the GOP primary. St. Sen. Bruce Tarr said last week he'd announce a decision Monday, but he was mum yesterday.

WV-Sen: A GOP internal has Shelley Moore Capito (R) up 55-37 over Nick Rahall, who is sounding more likely to run for re-election to the House. Capito has 54% favorables...among Democrats.

Governor

FL-Gov: Jim Greer, a former ally of Charlie Crist who was hand-picked by the ex-Gov to lead the state GOP, is heading to jail after pleading guilty to theft and fraud charges. That's a shame, as Crist would have testified in Greer's trial and reminded voters of his role in the mess.

VA-Gov: Just like a good Democratic operative, Terry McAuliffe got in the green energy business during his political hiatus, conveniently right around the time stimulus funds were available for such ventures. But McAuliffe brought his green jobs to Mississippi, not Virginia, which gave Ken Cuccinelli material for an opening salvo yesterday.

House

IA-03: Tom Latham hasn't decided on a Senate bid yet, but in what's becoming a trend, a Democrat is already jumping in the race for his House seat. Businessman Mike Sherzan will have no shot if Latham is his foe, but would be competitive if the seat is open.

IL-02: Mike Bloomberg's anti-gun PAC, which helped bring down Joe Baca in November, is going up with a $1M buy against Debbie Halvorson.

MA-05: Continuing today's theme, St. Rep. Carl Sciortino announced that he'll run for Ed Markey's seat if Markey wins the Senate race in June. Sciortino is from the left wing of the House caucus and appears to be trying to out-liberal Markey himself.

SC-01: Mark Sanford has been contrite as can be during his revival tour, and seems to have irked pretty much everyone else in the SCGOP in the process. Still, he's garnering more attention than all his foes combined, and not all of it is negative. His place in the runoff seems secure.

Church and State(s)

Iowa-Cuomo: While we're concerned about the open Senate seat, interest groups are already looking ahead to the 2016 caucuses. A host of green groups took out a full-page ad in the Des Moines Register, attacking Andrew Cuomo for not being 100% against fracking.

Texas-GOP: We could see the biggest turnover in a generation in Texas next year, with Rick Perry a retirement candidate and statewide officeholders lining up to take on the weakened David Dewhurst for LG. There could be as many as 6 open statewide seats when the dust settles.

Pope: Now, a quick programming note: during the electoral doldrums of an off-year spring, RRH will be covering what is arguably the world's most famous and mysterious electoral process--the Papal Conclave. Look for more on this unique international election in mid-to-late March, when the Cardinals will meet.

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WV-Sen
I suspect Rahall does not run in the end.  He is a far safer bet in WV-3 than statewide espec

28, Republican, PA-6

TX-36: Stockman invites Nugent to SOTU
Secret service must be thrilled.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/...

From the old IL-10/new IL-09, living in PA-07
The GOP's roadmap to restored relevance: more Steve Litzows and fewer Steve Kings


At least we'll know why there's a pile of weapons at the security station.


21, Male, Conservative Republican, TN-08 (home), VA-01 (college)

[ Parent ]
Ugh


Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
Buono in car accident/wasn't wearing seatbelt
For those of you that don't want to go through her twitter feed:
http://blogs.app.com/capitolqu...
Corzine did the same thing.  I guess Buono didn't watch his PSAs about wearing a seatbelt.  Can Christie expand his 42 point lead?  Maybe!

[ Parent ]
42 point lead?
The question is whether Christie's lead will widen to his pant size.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelli...

More on Christie playing down his pant size.

28, Republican, PA-6


[ Parent ]
This is starting to look like the 2008 NY13 race
Where an incumbent imploded; the replacement dropped dead; and the third candidate was despised by half the GOP  

[ Parent ]
She was in the back seat


25, Male, R, NY-10

[ Parent ]
Counteracts bias against Christie's weight
If voters subconsciously question how Christie's weight might effect his ability to do the job, now voters will mentally associate Buono with the, also dangerous, act of not wearing a seatbelt.

(-9.38, -7.49), libertarian socialist, KY 01, "When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy."


-- Stanisław Lem


[ Parent ]
Massive Obamaphone fraud
http://online.wsj.com/article/...

Those who accuse these programs of waste and inefficiency got a good exhibit for their case today.

28, Republican, PA-6


Also NJ-Gov
Since both polls came out within hours of each other and had the same margin, it's easy to mistake them for the same poll:

Rutgers/Eagleton:
Christie 63
Buono 21

http://www.politickernj.com/63...

Q:
Christie 62
Buono 20

http://www.politickernj.com/63...

Amazingly consistent for such a wide margin.



sorry monmouth not Q
nt

[ Parent ]
Wow


25, Male, R, NY-10

[ Parent ]
Chrisite being over 60% is amazing!
Usually when you see such leads the incumbent is around 50% or under and the big lead is a result of the challengers lack of name recognition. This is simply all about Chrisite being popular.

[ Parent ]
3/5 of Pennsylvanians support liquor privatization
http://www.boozefacts.com/liqu...

Democrats and the old are the only groups with high amounts of opposition.

28, Republican, PA-6


Getting back to RRH about PA13
Played with DRA overnite. Without going into Meehan's new district one can draw a Philly/Montco seat that's about D+8 PVI; ( 61% O) which in SEPA might've been in range in an open seat scenario.  I was still able to draw PA01 as a functionally white seat for Brady (46% W VAP) by trading NE whites for gentrifying areas around UPenn.  Fattah gets a 66% black PA02 even keeping south half of Lower Merion.  

Problem with present PA13 is a lot of 90% D areas of North Philly were added. Pull that out and add the riverfront in Northeast & the yuppie parts of Chestnut Hill & north Lower Merion (still only 70% D)  and district gets more bipartisan  


Yep
I suspect Brady requested that PA-13 be drawn in such a fashion the Philly machine would have a good chance of winning it in a primary.

Brady played no small part in passing redistricting.  We needed the vote of a Democratic state senator to get this out of committee as the PA legislature equivalent of Justin Amash voted no.

28, Republican, PA-6


[ Parent ]
Dems do the smoke filled room
Better than we do. So you're saying the map was "Stacked"? :)  

[ Parent ]
he was given a district that he wanted
As was Fattah, Doyle, and Altmire.


27, R, PA-07.

[ Parent ]
Sure it was
The Philly Dems want three congressional seats.  Configuring PA-13 in such a fashion makes that far more likely.

This is not uncommon in Pennsylvania.  You frequently see instances where the Republicans throw the Philly Dems a bone if they need a vote.  The Philly Dems will cut any deal with the Republicans as long as they get their fair share.

28, Republican, PA-6


[ Parent ]
MA-SEN: Gomez is in
http://politicalticker.blogs.c...

30, Left leaning indie, MA-7

Mike Ross
to jump in for governor according to rumors.

Republican Medical Doc from New York, NY

And Darr endorses Hutchinson
From Brummett:
Getting advised this morning that Mike Ross is 90 percent in and Democrats are desperate for him to save them from Halter.

25, Male, R, NY-10

[ Parent ]
Ross
Will Ross beat Halter?

28, Republican, PA-6

[ Parent ]
Yes, absolutely (nt)


[ Parent ]
Wow
Surprising.  I like Bill Halter, but Ross is much more electable imo.  Ross would have a very good chance of beating Hutchinson.

32/M/D/NY-01 DKE:Socks The Cat

[ Parent ]
Wow
Surprising.  I like Bill Halter, but Ross is much more electable imo.  Ross would have a very good chance of beating Hutchinson.

32/M/D/NY-01 DKE:Socks The Cat

[ Parent ]
Still Lean R in my opinion.
I can't speak for Grady, but I'm sure that he'd remind us how much of the vote now comes from Northwest Arkansas + the Little Rock suburbs.

21, Male, Conservative Republican, TN-08 (home), VA-01 (college)

[ Parent ]
In the R Primary you mean
The general is more balanced.

Ross is the D's best get here, because he's represented the Southern, more rural part of the state the Democrats need to win to out-vote the NW.

23, Libertarian Republican CA-14

Liberals dream things that never were and ask why not.  Conservatives shout back "Because it won't work"


[ Parent ]
No. I mean the general.
Ross is, as you point out, the best Democrats can get. He should run well in southern Arkansas, and as you say, a Democrat needs to do that to win. Of course the general election will be more geographically balanced than the Republican primary. However, Recent growth in the northwest and the suburbs of Little Rock still helps the Republican nominee in the general election, and probably tilts int towards him in the end. Also, this is a midterm year, and turnout should be relatively higher (less of a drop-off) in those areas. Ross will really have to run up some margins in the south and the Delta to keep this race close.

21, Male, Conservative Republican, TN-08 (home), VA-01 (college)

[ Parent ]
Yeah, Ross has to aim for 60%+ in Southern Arkansas
And while he's very popular there, it really isn't feasible for Democrats anymore.

[ Parent ]
Hah! I thought you were talking about MA-Gov...
and this dude: http://www.cityofboston.gov/ci...

30, Left leaning indie, MA-7

[ Parent ]
So did I!
I've been expecting that Mike Ross to run for something for a while. He had a strange flirtation with MA-04 last year that went nowhere.

[ Parent ]
Papal Conclaves
I looked into the Wikipedia articles, and it appears a couple of these took more than two years before agreeing on who would be the next pope.
And there are apparently there are some "Anti-popes" as well.

42 Male Republican, Maryland Heights, MO (MO-2). Previously lived in both Memphis and Nashville.

To the victor goes the spoils
That is basically what happened in the middle ages. Two competing factions wanted to nominate their guy as pope, and literally went to war with the person and their followers, while both claiming to be pope. The winner was considered the "real" pope, while the other guy was either killed or excommunicated, and declared an anti-pope. The Catholic Church was a corrupt mess from about 800-1550. During this time there was rampant corruption, incest, quid pro quo, warring factions, and it finally got better following the protestant Reformation and the Great Schism. But for insurance there was one guy who was pope 3(!) Times. Benedict IX was pope 3 three separate times, starting at age 11. He abdicated all 3 times, twice for money. I find this period of history absolutely fascinating

I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat.

[ Parent ]
"The Catholic Church was a corrupt mess from about 800-1550"
I believe you may have the end date wrong!

That's my favorite period in history as well. I find 1300-1800 a fascinating half-millennium.


[ Parent ]
Relatively speaking
If RRH existed back then, Papal elections would be the equivalent of presidential elections.

28, Republican, PA-6

[ Parent ]
Pope
We've all lived in a period where the Pope is entirely a religious figure. It's hard to imagine that the Pope was once a political figure.  

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2

[ Parent ]
Yes
We are not even going to go into the role of the Holy Roman Empire in this mess.  FYI... Holy Roman Empire was an oxymoron as it was not holy, Roman or an empire.

28, Republican, PA-6

[ Parent ]
Interesting to hear this discussion now
I just walked out of my Modern Mediterranean History class in which we studied 800-1750 in Mediterranean history, including the Catholic Church at the time, in about three weeks. We're now on Naples in the late 1700s.

From the old IL-10/new IL-09, living in PA-07
The GOP's roadmap to restored relevance: more Steve Litzows and fewer Steve Kings


[ Parent ]
Ah yes
That brings back good memories of both Medieval Total war, and Crusader Kings.

23, Libertarian Republican CA-14

Liberals dream things that never were and ask why not.  Conservatives shout back "Because it won't work"


[ Parent ]
Yes
You forgot the ever constant threat of a barbarian horde overruning the place as well.  You never knew when the Huns, Vikings, or various Muslim factions were going to sack your location.

28, Republican, PA-6

[ Parent ]
Western culture
Perverse fear of a takeover by barbarians from the East has dominated Western politics and culture from Rome all the way through today.

[ Parent ]
MA-Sen; Gomez picks up Healey endorsement
Aaron Blake‏@FixAaron

Romney's former LG, Kerry Healey, has endorsed Gabriel Gomez for #MASEN over former Romney aide Dan Winslow.

He's got an impressive bio, but if his campaign keeps this message up, I think his candidacy would give us a much better shot in the special than Winslow. For a MA Republican to win statewide, particularly for statewide office, I believe he/she must be extroadinary and just absolutely unique. Winslow may be that as well, but given Gomez' bio, I think Gomez would have an easier time pulling it off.

Check out his website, I think the message is spot on for this type of race.

http://www.gomezforma.com/
http://www.gomezforma.com/abou...

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3


Non-starter for me
Khazei and Obama donations + supporting birthers = I'll blank my ballot if he's the nominee.

R, WV-1

[ Parent ]
No Jack E. Robinson for you, Shamlet?
/snark.

From the old IL-10/new IL-09, living in PA-07
The GOP's roadmap to restored relevance: more Steve Litzows and fewer Steve Kings


[ Parent ]
Nah, I'll probably do one of my funny write-ins
right now I'm leaning towards Greg Hyatt.

R, WV-1

[ Parent ]
Not too concerned about the former
After all, Weld endorsed Obama in '08 and many of us were head-over-heels for the prospect of that.

His ties to the latter, however, give me great concern. I'm sure Gomez is far more charismatic than Winslow, but we know out of the starting gate that he'll have some baggage to explain away. It seems like Winslow's biggest detriment is that he worked for Romney.

24, MA-07, Rockefeller Republican. Visit me at http://twitter.com/polibeast


[ Parent ]
Khazei is much more problematic for me than Obama
You can't say he was the weakest or most conservative Dem (answer to both was Pagliuca) and there was a perfectly viable Republican alternative.

R, WV-1

[ Parent ]
Not sure about that
Scott Brown wasn't really seen as viable until January 2010.  Coakley came out of the primary with a huge lead.  To almost everyone in the political realm, Coakley was a shoo-in.
There wasn't a single political analyst who thought that this race was anything but Safe D on December 1.  It was possibly the biggest political upset in my lifetime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

Christie 2016  


[ Parent ]
Also
His Spanish is awful. I'd wager I have a better accent than he does.

R, WV-1

[ Parent ]
Strange...
as he apparently grew up with Spanish as his first language. I would have guessed he'd have been a 3rd-4th gen Colombian. His last Spanish sentence in the video was especially gringo for someone who grew up in L.A.

Is there a significant enough Latino population in MA to merit the emphasis of speaking Spanish? If so could it be possible that such a gringo butchering would hurt him with them or for that matter rural voters?

Shamlet, Is accent more Spaniard, Carribean or South American? I of course eat my S's like any good Cuban would.

20-Cubano, R, CA-38
The commenter formerly known as TheCallofDuty


[ Parent ]
His accent
Sounds like an American High School student stumbling through reading a pre-written sentence more than anything else. If I were just listening to the audio and knowing nothing about him, I wouldn't be able to tell him from a second-semester Spanish student with no other exposure to the language.

There really aren't enough Hispanics in MA, especially in a June special, for it to be of any benefit. It's a giant pander to national Republicans. The reaction he wants is "Ooh, a Hispanic!"

R, WV-1


[ Parent ]
West Virginia breakdown
I asked this before but I don't think anyone answered it. What is the party breakdown of the West Virginia legislature by congressional district? My assumption is that the GOP is strong in WV-2 and Democrats in WV-3, but that's only because of who occupies the congressional seats.

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2

Of the 6 R Senators
3 are from WV-1 and 3 from WV-2.

R, WV-1

[ Parent ]
FL-Gov; Sink will decide this summer, if she wants to destroy Charlie Crist
http://www.nationaljournal.com...

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3

Would she?
Or is Diaz more likely to?

32/M/D/NY-01 DKE:Socks The Cat

[ Parent ]
IA-SEN King inching closer
http://www.politico.com/blogs/...

32/M/D/NY-01 DKE:Socks The Cat

King will get in IMO
Unless Latham runs and convinces King not to run, King will run.  
2014/2016 is his last chance to be elected to the Senate, and a midterm wave election gives King the best chance to win.  

Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
Agreed
If King wants it, this is the cycle for him.

32/M/D/NY-01 DKE:Socks The Cat

[ Parent ]
CA-3; It's a little old (about 3 weeks), but Assemblyman Logue and Kim Vann considering
http://www.appeal-democrat.com...

This district will still be tough unless a Solano County Republican runs. The margins in Fairfield and Vacaville need to be reduced, as running up the score up north just won't cut it.  

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3


CA-3
In 6 of the district's 8 counties, Vann won 47.9k-35.5k. The problems were Solano and especially Yolo county, which she lost 2 to 1. The district is winnable in a mid-term but the GOP would need the right candidate and strong spending.

Logue is from Yuba county, which is certainly bigger than Colusa, but you need someone who can win Vacaville and keep Fairfield close the way Fiorina did.  

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2


[ Parent ]
I purposely left out Yolo
Because no Republican will make inroads in Davis.

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3

[ Parent ]
Ah yes
Davis, despite its reputation of being the aggiest of aggie schools, is probably the Most Left-wing major University in the State.  I think Obama got 85% there

23, Libertarian Republican CA-14

Liberals dream things that never were and ask why not.  Conservatives shout back "Because it won't work"


[ Parent ]
Berkley is worse.


21, Male, Conservative Republican, TN-08 (home), VA-01 (college)

[ Parent ]
The city is worse
so much so that UC-Berkeley is considered the "conservative" area of Berkeley.

Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
Apples and Oranges
Davis is isolated around sane cities, while Berkely has Richmond, El Ceritto, and Oakland surrounding it. So, it makes Davis standout although I wouldn't quite compare the two.

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3

[ Parent ]
Its the city not the college
UC Berkeley is actually one of the more Conservative CA universities.  Back when I was with the Cal Poly College Republicans, they mentioned that Cal had the largest CCR membership.  Its mostly because taking a few thousand kids from around the state and around the country and placing them in the middle of the City of Berkeley doesn't exactly make the American Left look good.

I'd actually hazard a guess that over 75% of Republican votes from the city are from Cal students.

23, Libertarian Republican CA-14

Liberals dream things that never were and ask why not.  Conservatives shout back "Because it won't work"


[ Parent ]
Tough to say
Obama won the two precincts that make up the campus 821 to 73. Of course, many students likely don't live on campus.  

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2

[ Parent ]
Madison, WI is similar
As bad a rap as UW gets, the dorm precincts are by far the most conservative precincts in the town.  The precinct with Witte and Sellery (the two mega dorms on the campus with 1,500 students each) was the only precinct in the city where Obama was held under 70% in 08. He got 69.5%.  Go a mile off campus and Obama gets 85-95% in most precincts.

Saint Paul (MN-4)  

[ Parent ]
Berkeley
Considering I go here, I'll clarify a couple things.

1) Berkeley is more conservative than most UCs.  In my opinion, that's because the top students from California tend to not be more Democratic or Republican than the state as a whole.  I'd say about 70 or 75% of the school is Democrats.  Davis is probably higher because it's more Bay Area than SoCal.  The lower-ranked the UC, the more regional it is.  Santa Cruz is probably even more liberal than Davis though, especially with its hippie reputation.  Finally, Berkeley has an undergraduate business program, which attracts some Republicans.  That's pretty rare in California (I don't know which other schools have it).

2) With the full disclosure that I'm in Berkeley Democrats, the reason Berkeley College Republicans says they're so big is because anybody who signs up is a member until they graduate, even if they never come to another meeting.  Berkeley Democrats does the same thing, but I'm not sure other schools do.

Age 21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (college)
politicohen.com.
Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal but not progressive.  For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.

Berkeley Class of 2015.


[ Parent ]
Davis
Obama won UC Davis 80.1%-14.7%. The two university precincts are only 3% of the city's vote. Garamendi's margin was 19,796. His margin in Davis was 17,607.  

R, CA-37; hometown: PA-2

[ Parent ]
NC-Sen; Does anyone know if Cherie Berry is considering?
PPP just tested her and she led the GOP primary field. I really don't know anything about her except for the elevator thing. Anyone have insight?

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3

Long Beach Mayoral Race; 2010 GOP nominee for Sec. of State Damon Dunn running as an independent
http://www.presstelegram.com/o...

This is surprising, as he had roots in Irvine and was considering a congressional race this past cycle. I'm guessing he's doing this in order to win, as a known Republican probably has no chance in Long Beach. However, I don't see him moving up much, as CA-47 seems to be out of our reach, unless he thinks being a full time independent will do for him what it didn't for Nathan Fletcher.  

29/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3


Snyder very unpopular
EPIC-MRA
EPIC-MRA is an awful pollster, IIRC, FWIW.

From the old IL-10/new IL-09, living in PA-07
The GOP's roadmap to restored relevance: more Steve Litzows and fewer Steve Kings


[ Parent ]
Not really
MI-PRES-2012: Off by 3.5 points
MI-SEN-2012: Off by 0.2 points
MI-GOV-2010: Off by 0.2 points
MI-PRES-2008: Off by 4.4 points

They aren't great, but they are better than most Michigan pollsters.  


[ Parent ]
run by a guy named Bernie Porn
what a name.

Age 21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (college)
politicohen.com.
Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal but not progressive.  For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.

Berkeley Class of 2015.


[ Parent ]
I believe it
but IIRC Scott Walker was pretty unpopular in mid-2011 as well.  So Snyder has time.


Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
i don't think Walker was this low
Snyder doesn't have the base the way Walker does.  However, that means his position for re-election might not be as bad as it looks, since like Bill Nelson in FL for all of 2012, some of his disapproval may be from people who will vote for him.

Age 21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (college)
politicohen.com.
Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal but not progressive.  For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.

Berkeley Class of 2015.


[ Parent ]
Snyder's challenge
is to talk up his other accomplishments.  If the entire race is about RTW and the Emergency manager law, and the Dem base turns out in droves, he will likely lose.  Especially so, if he doesn't have a real base.


Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
EM law
Considering the confusion with the previous EM law being poorly worded compared to the other ballot questions, I am not convinced the EM law revote is a winner for the Dems.

28, Republican, PA-6

[ Parent ]
It turns out the Detroit vote
which is a must for a Dem to beat Snyder (unless he completely collapses.)

Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
Base issues
I wonder if Snyder is suffering from base issues as well because of his support for raising the gas tax.  This is far from a popular position and it could be impacting him on his right flank.

What is different from someone like Corbett for example is that Snyder's right flank issues are softer and will heal with time especially against a liberal opponent.  Corbett's problem is tied to the Penn State scandal and an irrational belief that Penn State was a victim.

28, Republican, PA-6


[ Parent ]
The bigger problem for Snyder
with the base is that his image has always been one of a moderate.  Sort of how they feel about John McCain.
 

Christie 2016  

[ Parent ]
There is a rational component to anti Corbett animus
The sense he started the investigation, waited until he was elected to oust Paterno, and now tries to wash his hands of the mess now that it didn't work to his political benefit as he expected it would.  

[ Parent ]
Snyder's Gas tax push
Right now, Snyder is looking to get doubleflanked. The left hates him for RTW. The Teachers union would have him hung, drawn, and quartered if they could. The right is mad about the gas tax push. He needs to back off of that.

""The governor maintained a 61% favorable rating among Republicans, down from 78% in late November.""


MI-08 - Chairman - Livingston County Republican Party Since 2013 - Opinions are my own and not that of LCRP.  


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