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  •  I acted as his campaign manager for part of the (0+ / 0-)

    year, Jan-March, until personal family issues made it impossible to continue, on my part.

    He was unmovable on the issue of raising money, would not authorize any fundraising efforts, other than accepting donations people gave without being asked via the website. I don't recall his exact words, but he definitely found campaign fundraising "icky" business.

    Lacking public support from endorsement by the County and State Party hurt him terribly through the summer and fall, both in terms of $$ and volunteers.

    It wasn't that there isn't support for (D) candidates here, the 3rd gave Brian Baird five or six terms (90s to 2008).

    I'd love to see this guy, Craig Pridemore, take another run at the office in 2014: http://votesmart.org/...

    Craig lost his primary bid for WA State Auditor this year and will be out of his WA State Senator gig in January. So he'll be open to think about it. He ran in 2008, but lost out to Denny Heck (the newly elected US Rep from WA-10) that cycle. He went for the in-state seat this go round, but he might be back in 2014, I certainly hope so.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 03:52:52 PM PST

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      •  Should have been in my shoes, trying to find a (0+ / 0-)

        way to get some funds to start getting some PR out...

        comedy of errors doesn't even come close.

        Still he was a smart guy who would have been a solid supporter of the Obama Administration, and who would have acted in the best interests of The People of the District.

        He was just unable or unwilling to acknowledge that to run for national political office meant taking off the blindfold about how politics still works in America. He put his principles above his desire to be a Congressman.

        Call me crazy, but isn't that last thing something we should want in a politician?


        "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

        by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:46:33 PM PST

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