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  •  I'm also in the 2nd district (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, Darth Jeff, Alibguy

    It's an interesting choice between the three of them.

    Thompson's endorsement is a big deal, especially for the Republican moderates who want to back a winner. He is well respected by many and it gives Huffman a huge advantage.

    On the other hand, this district is fairly left leaning and in theory can and should support a more progressive candidate.

    All three of them seem to be interesting and at least acceptable as representatives. However, whoever wins is likely to be ensconced for a long time. It's important to make a good choice.

    I met Solomon at a DK event and he seems like a good guy. I think he has his hands full introducing himself to voters in the more rural areas (so much territory to cover, so little media), but perhaps there are few enough of those that it's not necessary to win.

    I think it's nearly certain that it will be a two-Democrat race in November.

    The challenge to represent this district well is to be both pro-environment but also to be out there advocating for the ag interests that allow the area to remain pro-environment, to help it find a way to remain economically sustainable while also maintaining its essential wildness and beauty. It's a bit of a needle to thread, and because of the way this region is structured, having a representative that is good on those issues and not distracted by national policy is going to be important to many voters.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 10:32:52 AM PDT

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