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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 148 Posts: 3074/6878 EXP: 40296126 For next: 82632 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 2 hours # 1 Posted on 4.6.04 0041.47 Reposted on: 4.6.11 0042.03 Click Here (story.news.yahoo.com) Can anyone with a more in-depth knowledge of US Congress analyze this for me? If it were anywhere but South Dakota, a traditionally strong Republican state, I wouldn't have paid much attention. Is this really a sign of an election trend or is it a one-time thing? Promote this thread!
Grimis Scrapple Level: 125 Posts: 3268/4700 EXP: 22328777 For next: 125450 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1584 days Last activity: 39 days # 2 Posted on 4.6.04 0742.13 Reposted on: 4.6.11 0744.12 This is a one-time thing: 1. Herseth had a ridiculously high name recognition because of her family background. 2. Herseth nearly blew a thirty-point lead in the polls and only won by two. I'd say if the election were held next week, Diedrich would've won. 3. The Daschle/Thune Senate race is going to be brutal and drag both Herseth and Diedrich into the fray. Given the money that GOP groups are going to pour into SD, it'll probably give Diedrich a push.
DrDirt Banger Level: 98 Posts: 776/2721 EXP: 9359303 For next: 295084 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 51 days Last activity: 5 hours # 3 Posted on 4.6.04 0759.10 Reposted on: 4.6.11 0759.11 Special elections like this are always touted of "showing" trends but seldom do.
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