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Thursday, January 05, 2006

more good news for Busby...

More good news....

"'Republicans will rightly become very nervous if she wins,' said Jacobson, a University of California, San Diego, political science professor.

Even if she loses, a strong showing by Busby could still spell trouble for Republicans nationally as the 2006 midterm elections approach. The Iraq war, President Bush's unpopularity, the indictment of top Republicans and other factors have soured the national outlook for the party. Republicans lost the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races last month, and California voters rejected the ballot measures pushed by GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In Cunningham's upscale district, history offers Democrats a glint of hope: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein narrowly carried it, as currently drawn, in her 2000 re-election. Another Democrat, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, finished just 312 votes behind her Republican rival there last year. 'If Mars is aligned with the moon just right, yes, a Democrat, on paper, could win this seat,' said Allan Hoffenblum, publisher of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan election guide. But, he added, 'Everything would have to go right for Busby, and everything would have to go wrong for the Republican.'


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