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Old 02-23-2019, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Thing Fish View Post
I'd point out, though, that in 2018 Florida Ds had a center-left pragmatist running for Senate, and a progressive leftist running for Governor, and they lost by nearly identical margins. So this doesn't support your implied thesis that it's "safer" to nominate moderates.
It does when you consider that Andrew Gillum's opponent was much more flawed and extreme than Rick Scott.

Ron "Don't Monkey this Up" DeSantis and Donald Trump ran racist campaigns - and won. Bill Nelson would have defeated Ron DeSantis for governor; he didn't defeat Rick Scott for Senate.