Most decisions any legislator has to make are predictable—yes or no—and are made within the limited contexts of the legislative process, its attendant political ramifications, and the prevailing narrative. Going into any legislative session, we generally know what they are: This set of legislators are vulnerable, the caucus is softening on that issue and will …
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Like all tropes, there 's some truth to each, which is why these became passable common knowledge in the first place, but like all tropes, they should be examined more closely and nuanced when deployed.
If you don’t think you can win a campaign on the grounds of your best argument, trusted messengers and amazing organizing, you shouldn’t be running for office.
On the one hand, the multi-decade gambit at the national level has worked out for Republicans...On the other, the average split between partisan candidates across legislative districts suggests Republicans are alienating everyone except their approximately 40% base in Washington.
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