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Last Night’s Wisconsin Fights Were On Obama Turf

Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos analyzes the results in Wisconsin: “We took the fight into red territory.”

I guess that depends how you define, “red territory.” That description didn’t fit these districts in the most recent presidential election.

Rob Cowles’ District 2: Obama 52, McCain 46.

Alberta Darling’s District 8: Obama 51, McCain 47.

Sheila Harsdorf’s District 10: Obama 50, McCain 48.

Luther Olsen’s District 14: Obama 52, McCain 47.

And in the seats where incumbent Republicans Lost:

Sen. Randy Hopper’s District 18: Obama 51, McCain 47.

Sen. Dan Kapanke’s District 32: Obama 61, McCain 38.

Of course, they have incumbent Republicans, so in that sense, they were indeed “red territory.”

Next week, two Democrat incumbents will face recalls. Here’s how they stack up:

Jim Holperin’s District 12: Obama 53, McCain 46.

Robert Wirch’s District 22: Obama 57, McCain 41.

Note that Kos also writes, “Beyond Wisconsin, if we can enjoy a similar ‘loss rate’ in Republican-held districts (picking up 33 percent of them), Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have a huge majority in 2013.”

Mmm-hmm.

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