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Morning Jay: The Importance of 'Post Office' Republicans

6:00 AM, Mar 23, 2012 • By JAY COST
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Here, Romney and Santorum split the "Post Office" Republican delegates, which come out of metropolitan Detroit.

Finally, here is Ohio:

Advantage Romney in the Buckeye State. Notice his victories in the 9th, 11th, and 13th Congressional districts with very few votes. Santorum countered in the 3rd, but overall the “Post Office” Republicans gave Romney a boost here.

Importantly, this is a phenomenon that is going to become more important as we move forward through the process. The reason is that both California and New York award delegates on a winner-take-all basis by congressional district, meaning that dozens of delegates will be at stake in heavily Democratic areas like Los Angeles and New York City, despite the fact that only a handful of voters will actually participate in the contest.

So that means that even in this age of enlightenment and reform, with the smoke filled rooms supposedly ventilated, it’s still good to be a “Post Office” Republican!

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