Well the gang over at Illinois Review have a help wanted post looking for suggestions for candidates a Republican Senate and House seat that are both going to be open.
It begs an interesting question, what would an ideal candidate look like? I have my own thoughts on good candidates for each, but I am going to keep them to myself for right now. (No one of them is not OneMan) .
So instead of asking the name question (like the gang at Illinois Review is doing) I am going to ask a different question.
Is a candidate having strong local relationships (even with a weak 'Republican' background) more likely to be successful in the general than a candidate with strong Republican ties but less strong ties outside the party?