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  •  Carmona would probably be better (2+ / 0-)
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    betelgeux, Azazello

    Or at least more likely to actually win a race for Governor. He only barely lost against the popular Flake, and I don't think any GOP gubernatorial candidates are as popular as Flake is.

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:49:10 AM PST

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    •  Respectfully, I'd beware of Carmona. He was a (0+ / 0-)

      Republican for years.  He's a DLC-supported Dem, not in the least "progressive" on the social insurance programs.

      Last year, I wrote a blog that took all the "stances" of the candidates for Senate, and his was (at that time, on this website) verbatim what former Senator Kent Conrad had on his website.  

      Yikes!! Conrad, with his double-speaker, tried like heck to slash all the social insurance programs.

      I'd be very cautious about him.

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 10:21:21 AM PST

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      •  BTW, being a former Republican in itself, wouldn't (0+ / 0-)

        necessarily be a "deal killer" for me.

        But, like one of the Dems' Reps who won in Florida (Chris somebody--maybe Murphy?), he was "a Republican who switched his registration," just to run as a Dem.

        That's unacceptable, IMO.

        Heck, watched this Florida Rep's debate on C-Span.  In closing remarks, this guy actually appealed to voters by saying--Hey, I use to be a Republican!!!  

        I almost fell out of my chair.

        And we wonder, at times, that we can't get a progressive agenda through the Congress.  What are voters thinking?  Go figure.

        Mollie

        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

        "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 10:29:00 AM PST

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        •  MAJOR CORRECTION TO COMMENT ABOVE!!! (0+ / 0-)

          The Florida Rep that I was referring to was Patrick Murphy.  He is from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and from a very wealthy family who owns a successful construction business.

          Chris Murphy is a CT Senator (I believe).  He was in the House, but I'm thinking that he won a Senate seat in November.

          My apologies.
          I owe it to anyone to be accurate, if I'm quoting them (even loosely). :-)

          Mollie

          "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

          "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

          by musiccitymollie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 10:42:10 AM PST

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