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Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Politics | 1 comment

Breaking the Streak

In a fascinating bit of political history research, Swing State Project blogger “Silver Spring” takes a look at the now-vacant NY-23 district (represented by John McHugh before he was nominated as Secretary of the Army) and finds that much hasn’t been represented by a Democrat for awhile. A long while. Nearly half of the district hasn’t been represented by a Democrat since 1854. And one county (Franklin) was more recently represented by a Whig (1852) than a Democrat (1850).

So the point is, if Democrats win the special election for this seat, they’ll have snapped one hell of a drought.

(Incidentally, Obama won this district 52-47 — so it is hardly out of the question).

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  • superdestroyer

    Who cares who wins. Whether a Democrat or a Republican wins will have zero affect on policy, zero affect on appropriations. The only decision for the voters is whether they will get more pork barrel spending from a Republican or a DEmocratic. The long term voters will of course vote for the Democrat and keep reelecting the incumbent so that in 20 to 30 years there district can benefit from massive pork barrel spending such as Jack Murtha’s district benefits from today.

    Also, with the Democrats in total control of the government and the Republican Party completing its death spiral whyare party activist still putting effort into electing one more insignificant DEmcorat?

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