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  •  Unfortunately (0+ / 0-)

    The only guy I know running against him as a Democrat, Paul Hirschbiel, seems like another Third Way/Very Serious/Glenn Nye type of Democrat.

    In other words, a pretty shitty one.

    Rigell has in most cases not pissed me off as my Congressperson as much as I thought he would, so although most on this site and others would tell me "OMG we need ALL the Democrats we can get!!" I really have a hard time telling myself that another 2-year term for a crappy Democrat is really an improvement over a non-raving-lunatic Republican like Rigell.

    Rigell might have a terrible voting record vis-a-vis our priorities, but he's no Bachmann or Allen West, at least.

    •  You're in a swingish district (1+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera

      and Tom Perriellos are very rare.  You have a decent candidate running there and I hope you don't decide to not vote because he's not progressive enough.  If we get enough Democrats elected, both progressive and not, we'll get back Speaker Pelosi.

      "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Theodore Seuss Geisel

      by KingofSpades on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:43:33 PM PDT

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      •  And (0+ / 0-)

        According to reports I keep reading, "Speaker Pelosi" wants to endorse Austerity for Everyone.

        Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss. Etc.

        Besides, Perriello won in an arguably more conservative district then mine. I want to see a real Democrat, a real progressive, stand up in this district and beat the populist drum.

        I think this district is smart enough to go along with it, if it's messaged correctly.

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