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    The irony of all this is that in some ways, it is folks like Pryor and Begich that need progressive support ($$$) the most.  The reliable gun control / progressive legislators are often those who were elected on the basis of those exact values.  They campaigned and won on them.  On the other hand, Begich and Pryor are trying to survive in deep, deep Red states against odds.  Are they reliable progressive votes?  Of course not.  If they were, they wouldn't have been elected and if so, would lose next time.  The seat would in the hands of a reliable Republican conservative.  I don't like Begich much, but I'll vote for him and give him money.  Better than having the Senate seat filled by the likes of Joe "Militiaman" Miller.  

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