Herseth beats out Diederich by a couple of percentage points. Diederich has to be losing sleep tonight wondering whether it would have come out differently if he hadn’t effectively conceded defeat two days ago. On the other hand, maybe it was a clever move to mobilize his forces and de-mobilize the Democrats.
In any case, it’s a second straight red-state House seat pickup for the Democrats. Not a bad omen for November.
Author: Mark Kleiman
Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out.
Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken)
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist
Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993)
Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989)
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Stepanie Herseth Larry Diederich yesterday in the race for South Dakota's sole US House seat. The left is digging to make this into a into a good omen for the Democrats; in this case, Mark Kleiman:In any case, it's a…
Stepanie Herseth Larry Diederich yesterday in the race for South Dakota’s sole US House seat. The left is digging to make this into a into a good omen for the Democrats; in this case, Mark Kleiman:In any case, it’s a…
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