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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:54 PM

9. Lautenberg should probably retire (88 y.o.)

If he dies or becomes incapacitated while in office (assuming Christie gets re-elected), Christie will get to appoint his successor. Democrats should be able to find a good replacement candidate for Lautenberg IMHO and NJ is a pretty blue state anyway. We will probably lose WV if Rockefeller retires and probably SD if Johnson retires. I would imagine we could keep Michigan and Iowa seats blue as long as Democratic turnout is high enough and the DSCC finds some good candidates with cross-party appeal.

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