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Terrence Jones pointed out that the lack of straight ticket voting hurt Democrats in the downticket races. A follow up question, then, was that as long as we can’t depend on straight ticket voting for coattails, what can we do to improve our win rate in state legislative races in 2010:

We’re going to seriously need to win more seats in 2010, because the legislators in the 2011 session will be deciding on redistricting the state House and Senate districts:

The last posting about Jones’ speech at the West County Dems will cover the possibility of electoral college reform and health care reform.