Expect close races
Tue May 29, 2012 12:28 am

Close races are the norm in redistricting years because candidates must communicate with large numbers of people they have never represented before. They don’t know their constituents and vice versa. The most effective campaign tool is direct mail, and candidates may not know what their opponents are saying about them and have no way to respond, especially at the last minute. We’re going to see some surprised candidates on Tuesday night.

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