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  Should Rob Simmons Switch Over to the Connecticut Gubernatorial Race?
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Author Topic: Should Rob Simmons Switch Over to the Connecticut Gubernatorial Race?  (Read 3643 times)
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« on: January 13, 2010, 07:54:52 pm »

I'd say Yes, as the Gubernatorial race is one where he might actually win, in contrast to the Senatorial race, which he will now lose. The question is will he?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 08:00:11 pm »

He will have a better chance of beating Ned Lamont than Blumenthal.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 08:22:21 pm »

He will have a better chance of beating Ned Lamont than Blumenthal.

Agreed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 08:25:56 pm »

maybe he should switch over to CT-02
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 08:34:48 pm »

maybe he should switch over to CT-02

Courtney will easily defeat him, even in a bad year for Democrats.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 08:36:49 pm »

maybe he should switch over to CT-02

Courtney will easily defeat him, even in a bad year for Democrats.

Yea, winning CT-02 in the first place in 2000 was a fluke. Winning it back now will be impossible.

He should switch to the Governor's race.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 09:06:23 pm »

He'd have a better shot at winning an office if he switched to Governor, but he should stay in the U.S. Senate race. Connecticut voters deserve a choice between two solid candidates.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 10:00:12 pm »

Ya, and he can close the gap over time if things go well for him and if he runs his campaign smartly...
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 10:26:28 pm »

He wont switch to the Gubernatorial race. Regardless of how well he was doing against Dodd, he would have a large uphill battle against Fedele for the nomination. I suspect if he doesnt run for Senate, he would drop out, and wait to see if Fedele asks him to run for Lt. Governor. It would be a wise choice, since they would be able to balance out support from both sides of the state.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010, 10:36:34 pm »

He will have a better chance of beating Ned Lamont than Blumenthal.

And that is why he should not switch to Gubernatorial race.
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