'Carpetbagger' losing steam as slur a...

'Carpetbagger' losing steam as slur against candidates

There are 2 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Feb 17, 2010, titled 'Carpetbagger' losing steam as slur against candidates. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

So much for using "carpetbagger" as a campaign slur. Increased political polarization coupled with a highly mobile society, big media markets and sprawling districts are diluting the importance of residency for California congressional candidates.

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Mark D

Colfax, CA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
The nationalization (or state-a-lization (?)) of elections have meant that voters are looking for representatives to handle less "local" issues. It used to be that your state rep was fighting for local issues, not big issues like healthcare and marijuana legalization.

Davis, CA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
Pombo is awful.

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