Friday, March 10, 2006

Democrats Must Target Mississippi

MyDD analyzes a recent column by Charlie Cook, who defends Howard Dean's "50 State Strategy." Cook writes that Democratic leadership is foolishly writing off districts and states that are out of reach this year, therefore jeopardizing their chances of running competitive races in the future.

In Mississippi, there are no competitive races this year. However, this is largely due to the seniority of the incumbents, especially Senator Trent Lott. Nonetheless, when there were rumors of Lott retiring, there were serious considerations that the Democrats could take his seat this year.
Establishing a base in states that are uncompetitive now could be key in a) insuring that Democratic seats remain blue and b) getting a head start for seats that become open because after Republican retirements.


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