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    5 seater for County Wexford. The current TDs who are expected to run again are:
    James Browne, FF
    Brendan Howlin, Lab
    Paul Kehoe, FG
    Mick Wallace, Ind
    Michael Darcy, FG.

    The 5 lads will fancy their chances again. The closest challengers last time out were:
    Johnny Mythen, SF
    Malcolm Byrne, FF

    They will also fancy their chances but in my view will struggle to improve on 2016. I'd also throw in Ger Carty, Ind, as one to watch closely should he run.

    Perhaps there's room for a female candidate to break the mould. Also New Ross presents an opportunity for someone from the area.

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    Is Wallace’s seat safe, Ted? Independents are often tested at the third re-election attempt?
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    Hope Mick loses his seat, what a scruff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted08 View Post
    5 seater for County Wexford. The current TDs who are expected to run again are:
    James Browne, FF
    Brendan Howlin, Lab
    Paul Kehoe, FG
    Mick Wallace, Ind
    Michael Darcy, FG.

    The 5 lads will fancy their chances again. The closest challengers last time out were:
    Johnny Mythen, SF
    Malcolm Byrne, FF

    They will also fancy their chances but in my view will struggle to improve on 2016. I'd also throw in Ger Carty, Ind, as one to watch closely should he run.

    Perhaps there's room for a female candidate to break the mould. Also New Ross presents an opportunity for someone from the area.
    Howlin, on current levels of Labour support should be the only Labour incumbent returned. That said, he'll have a fight of it. His recent howler regarding european brexit support for Ireland may come back to haunt him, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    Howlin, on current levels of Labour support should be the only Labour incumbent returned. That said, he'll have a fight of it. His recent howler regarding european brexit support for Ireland may come back to haunt him, though.
    As the big name in Wexford Town, the rest are from elsewhere, and with a strong personal vote, it would be a shock if he doesn't make it. James Browne, who inherited from his daddy, John, is the other shoe in. He's from outside Enniscorthy. Wallace is more difficult to predict as he doesn't do the parish pump, at all, but he'll get votes from all over. The 2 FG were vulnerable last time out, and they're both uninspiring might be vulnerable again but may get a lift if FG improve. They're from outside Ennuscirthy and Gorey. A New Ross candidate is difficult to say, as Wallace gets a good chunk from that area, despite being geographically quite distant from New Ross. Malcolm Byrne is from Gorey, but will take superb vote management to get him in with Browne. Carty is quite popular, inherited his Council seat from his dad. While from outside Wexford Town, he works there and is prominent. If he runs and it's a big if, then Howlin just might be vulnerable.

    Nobody else is going to challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Is Wallace’s seat safe, Ted? Independents are often tested at the third re-election attempt?
    It's hard to call but even if he's in a scrap for last place, he'll be quite transfer friendly given his good work with soccer, plus he's instantly recognisable. A long shot to lose out.

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    If Wallace continues to lose support, who is likely to benefit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    If Wallace continues to lose support, who is likely to benefit?
    Very hard to call, his votes coukd go anywhere. Die hard FF or FG would never vote for him anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted08 View Post
    Very hard to call, his votes coukd go anywhere. Die hard FF or FG would never vote for him anyway.
    Didn't he get some of the soft FF vote in 2011?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    Didn't he get some of the soft FF vote in 2011?
    He cleaned up there in 2011. Returned somewhat to FF in 2016.

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