Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hahn-Huey Election: Numbers Crossed, Deep Pockets, and Lemonade Stands

In California, a Not-So-Special Performance for Democrats, by Nate Silver.  (The New York Times, 7/13/2011)

Excerpt:   Ms. Hahn’s 9-percentage-point margin of victory, however, is underwhelming in a district where Democrats have an 18-point registration advantage.

But then I read this in the same paper on the previous day. addition to the 12 percentage-point Democratic edge in voter registration in the district...

Of course, it also helps when you have deep pockets.  Challenger Craig "Stop the Insaniity" Huey spent $900,000 of his own money, probably because the GOP paid him lip service only.

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