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Big Bad Scrapple Level: 145 Posts: 3074/6714 EXP: 37274794 For next: 329378 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 3 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: 124 Posts: 3268/4700 EXP: 21379404 For next: 457258 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1185 days Last activity: 981 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: 96 Posts: 776/2692 EXP: 8776586 For next: 212233 Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 2 hours Last activity: 2 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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