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Well, I'd love to be blogging about Rick Scott's incredible resilience in Florida.
I'd love to writing about Vincent Sheheen's sleeper campaign in South Carolina (Seriously: We only have Rasmussen polls in the state, Sheheen has credentials both as a good-ol'-boy and as a reformer and Nikki Haley continues to get bad press. Are we sure he doesn't have a chance?)
I'd love to be writing about how Georgia's 50% rule means there's a very good chance that Nathan Deal will be the state's next governor. (Supposedly, a Democrat never has beaten a Republican in a statewide runoff).
I'd love to be figuring out whether Pennsylvania's population trends favor Republicans or Democrats ahead of redistricting. (Philadelphia and Allegheny County are stagnating population-wise, but so are some of the Republican-trending places in the Western part of the state.)
And, I'd love to be trying to figure out when a state last changed its name, as Rhode Island might do with Question 1. Has it ever happened before?
But, I'm sad to report that I don't have time to do any of that because today happens to be my last day with Governing. I've had great fun blogging over the last few years and I've learned a lot from all of your comments.
If you want to hear about my future plans, don't hesitate to e-mail me at email@example.com. Governing Politics isn't going away. I'm told it will be stocked with content from NCSL and Stateline.org, which will put it in good hands.
Thanks so much for reading!
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