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  •  Ah, I see he came to the KS House in 2003. (10+ / 0-)

    Several years after I'd moved away.   I know some of the "old Dems" have hung on through many Republican gains.

    Anthony Hensley is still fighting a good fight.  I wish there were so many more.

    When Clinton was elected over Bush in 1992, we all ran downtown (Topeka) to experience the huge celebration.  What we found instead was the sad, dejected and mostly empty hall:  Kansas Democrats had experienced major losses in the state legislature because the national Dem campaigns had not spent their usual sums in states across the nation.

    The Clinton election, while arguably "good" for the nation, was devastating in many state houses in purple states.  Concentrating campaign and get-out-the-vote money in only a few critical states had decimated the party at the state level.

    We still haven't recovered from that.  One more reason why Dean's 50 state strategy is utterly important.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:34:50 PM PST

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    •  he was the representative who (4+ / 0-)

      Released his copy of the "Spiritually Dark" memo
      fought for anti discrimination of gays, lesbians
      fought to restore prosecution of spousal abuse when state cut funding.  

      he's not just a good Democrat for Kansas, he's the rare bird I'd run anywhere

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:39:36 PM PST

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