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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections SC-01 special election liveblog thread #3: Mark Sanford wins (235 comments)

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    Read upthread.  Rusty SpikeFist 2  and Big River Bandido were just two of the people that stick out for the purity test.  There were numerous others.  

    •  I see what you are getting at... (1+ / 0-)
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      It's always a difficult for a candidate in a district such as this to balance traditional democratic viewpoints with ones that better fit the district.  Every attempt to stray from the party line brings some risk--depressing the all to necessary base while looking phony to other voters..  I think her right to work stance actually hurt her more than helped.  With her previous on the record comments regarding labor, supporting right to work probably came off as ingenuous pandering.  She should have picked a better issue to run right on.


      by LordMike on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:03:22 PM PDT

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        You can't do it on fiscal policy then you get excused of starving poor kids or letting people go without health care.  I wish I had the will power to ignore politics all together and just register as an independent.  

        I just can't stand the concept of a brand.  Don't damage the brand!  I know there really isn't a way to organize a governing system without parties, but I really wish there was.  When I go to a restaurant I want to see more than two options on the menu (and not just bad leftovers like the Libertarians and Greens.)  

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