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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After California primaries, we update five race ratings (159 comments)

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  •  um. not egotistical? when you don't have a (1+ / 0-)
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    chance of winning?

    what else would you call it?  if you believe in your cause, then you get out and pound the streets for a candidate that has a CHANCE of winning - you don't grab the spotlight and hold it on yourself will screwing the one who actually could win and further your ideals.

    •  How do you know what he knew? (0+ / 0-)

      He probably didn't see this coming.  The state and county party apparently didn't see it coming enough to endorse, and the DCCC apparently did not do so until it was too late.  A grassroots campaign probably has limited ability to assess the state of the race.  It just does the best it can.

      •  spider - i've worked many campaigns in my life (1+ / 0-)
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        including presidential ones out of ny.

        this was/is ALL about money.  with limited resources available to a campaign, everything depends on people on the ground.  for a local district race, the enthusiasm usually isn't there - and the money definitely isn't.

        when both candidates have less than full coffers, the best outcome is a split vote - looking at the current system, splitting the vote has given the seat to the republicans outright.  

        there is a problem, houston, and it is a corrupted primary system voted into place by mislead and deluded voters.

        anyone from california can tell you the initiatives are written deliberately to confuse and they are written by special interests with something to gain from them.  then, when they are ON the ballot, ads with outright lies are broadcast for the 15 second voter who ONLY gets news from the all news stations or talk radio shows (mostly right wing in ca).

        california has had a problem ever since prop 13 and it is getting worse every year.

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