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Having grown up in a small remote mining town in southern Nevada, I know what a struggle it can be to put food on the table, to ignore health needs because you can’t afford a doctor or to live paycheck to paycheck. I know, because I watched my parents live like this.

When I was young, Franklin Roosevelt gave my family the promise of a better life. A slogan of his hung in my childhood home and read: “We can. We will. We must.”

This century, President Obama has fought to give middle and low-income families out of a tough economy.  He believes in a country that’s built to last from the middle out, not the top down.

President Obama’s vision provides a stark contrast to that offered by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. This election, you and every other American, have a choice: you can vote for Obama to keep moving this country forward, or return to the policies of favoring big corporations and the top one percent above all else – policies that triggered massive job losses and sent the middle class into a tailspin.

The President has worked hard to help American workers get back on their feet, while Republicans have sat back – obstructing and delaying one common-sense piece of legislation after another.

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Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 08:57 AM PST

You got us here

by Harry Reid

YearlyKos seems so long ago doesn't it?

Yet it was only five months ago when I asked you for three things:

1.    Call Republicans and their friends in the media on their crass and hypocritical political games
2.    Make it clear where Democrats stand
3.    Never give up

Thank you for doing all of this and more. Because of you, no attack went unanswered. Because of you no lie avoided the truth. Because of you no distortion became a distraction to Democrats.

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I just wanted to write a quick post saying I am looking forward to seeing all of you at Yearly Kos next month. I'm honored you picked Las Vegas to host your first conference. Nevada is a place where your hard work can make a huge difference this year.

There are only six months left until Election Day, and we have some work to do. Jack Carter has become a familiar name in this community, and his daughter Sarah has been giving you regular updates about what's going on in the campaign. I won't repeat what she has already told you. But since many of you are going to be visiting Nevada, it would be great if you could help their campaign by visiting their site.

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