May 07, 2013


Special Election Won't Say Much About 2014

First Read says today's special election in South Carolina is a race "that appears to signify, well, nothing, especially as it relates to 2014 and 2016. If Sanford wins -- in a district where Mitt Romney beat President Obama by 18 percentage points, 58%-40% -- it will be due simply to the district's GOP tilt. And if Colbert Busch wins, it will be due simply to Sanford's flaws and past baggage."

Charlie Cook: "If Sanford wins by any kind of margin, it means that Republican voters simply held their noses and voted for him anyway. If Colbert Busch wins, it most likely means that a lot of Republicans chose to stay home rather than vote for either a candidate whom they thoroughly disapprove of or one with whom they thoroughly disagree."










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