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  •  I thought Bean lost mainly because (3+ / 0-)

    a Green candidate siphoned off many votes that almost certainly would have gone to her.

    We are all Stranded Wind.

    by Christian Dem in NC on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 11:29:42 AM PDT

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    •  I think the Green candidate got some votes (2+ / 0-)
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      But that was symptomatic in itself of Melissa Bean's trouble with Democrats.  She acted very much as a blue dog fiscal conservative, very pro-financial industry.  There are plenty of liberals in her district who just couldn't get enthused about her.  She moved into the center of the road, and that old adage about armadillos proved true in her case.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 11:47:59 AM PDT

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      •  Good who is the progressive we should now be (1+ / 0-)
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        working for in this district?

        Democrats build better communities.

        by NCJim on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:09:29 PM PDT

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        •  Not sure (1+ / 0-)
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          With the new redistricting for 2012.  I suspect much of his district will be merged with the north shore district Mark Kirk (now Senator) used to hold.  There will probably be a primary for that on the Democratic side.  Part of the north shore / near NE suburbs and Kirk's district trends democratic, even though he was a Republican.

          “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

          by ivorybill on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:18:37 PM PDT

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        •  Ilya Sheyman - endorsed by PDA-Illinois (3+ / 0-)
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          www.sheymanforcongress.com
          www.pdaillinois.org

          "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - Ronald Reagan - 1980

          by livjack on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 12:19:39 PM PDT

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