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With the increasing importance of the Southern primaries for Democrats now setting in, Saunders is suddenly a very hot property. He’s already doing work for Sen. John Edwards’ PAC, the New American Optimists, and is being wooed by Edwards to join outright his presidential campaign. Edwards is most in need of Saunders’ rural approach, if only because almost all the political cognoscenti agree that if Edwards is to make a splash in 2004, he has to win the South Carolina primary and perform well elsewhere below the Mason-Dixon line.p>But some Virginia political know-it-alls say the Saunders approach, while smart, might not be replicable elsewhere in the South. “Virginia is a weird state in that a lot of the rural voters, while perhaps personally conservative, tended to vote Democratic anyway. We’re talking old mill towns, coal mines, that kind of thing. Back in the '40s and '50s and '60s they were always voting Democratic,” says a Virginia Democratic Party staffer. “Just from what I’ve seen lately in places like Georgia and South Carolina, Republicans there have a stronger ideological hold on the rural voters than they do in Virginia.” br> /p>
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