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  •  This is the good news I was waiting for (1+ / 0-)
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    JBraden

    When Kennedy passed and his seat came up, it had been decades since Mass Dems had to really fight for a Senate seat.  For whatever reason (and there are conflicting narratives here), they didn't rise to the challenge and Scott Brown wasted a couple years of all of our time. But now Elizabeth Warren's organization, fresh from a hard fought victory, is still relatively intact and can be reactivated to prevent Brown's return. Markey is a good choice, I hope whoever replaces him in the House will also be good.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:56:15 PM PST

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    •  Kennedy fought every time, very very hard. This (0+ / 0-)

      myth that MA is so liberal that it's easy here is dangerous, imo.

      Warren was (and is) highly unusual, and got extra support from progressives impressed with her smarts, sincerity, & great non-elective record.

      Markey will be great too, and he is moving fast to get the Warren supporters signed up.  Our local OFA group has jumped in.  But Markey's not well-known outside his congressional district.  And the odious Lynch is very strong with unions and has a strong organization.

      It's not gonna be easy, and if we take it for granted (the strongest narrative from Coakley's loss) we could easily get a Republican.  Bill Weld, for example, is liked a lot and could cancel out Markey's advantage with environmentalists.

      When we MA Dems don't fight hard, we get Brown, Romney, Weld, etc.  Let's not make that error again.  We'll win if we work as hard as we can.  

      We need to win every time now, the world needs us to  prevent the Republicans from crashing the country (& world) again.

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