The Republican Loss In Mississippi

On MSNBC last night, Chris Matthews said that the Republican's loss in MS-01 would be "like the Democrats losing in Brooklyn."

That's an exaggeration -- Kings County went for Kerry by 50.6% in 2004, whereas according to news coverage, MS-01 only went for Bush by 25%.

What it is similar to is the margin by which Kerry beat Bush in Los Angeles County -- 27.6%.

Can you imagine the meltdown if (in some hypothetical countywide election) L.A. County had just gone Republican by 8 points?

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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