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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Is Turnout the Story?

Fox has anecdotal reports of reduced turnout on the Dem side. Meanwhile Talent (R, MO), comes out to thank his supporters for the huge state-wide turnout.

UPDATE: Just a guess; Dems out-worked Reps in 1998 and 2000. The story this year may have been "discouraged Dems stay home": what was the distinctive message to bring them out to vote?

Or, the story might be "Reps figure out how to work as hard as Dems". In which case, the Dems need to correct their problem with a strategy other than "energize the base". Develop a coherent message, maybe.

The number crunchers and exit pollers will let us know.

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