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  •  The citizens of New York are to be (7+ / 0-)

    congratulated. Now if we can just convince the Democratic party that voters, not dollars, are determinative.

    Sometimes it looks like the Democratic party doesn't trust the electorate either. Preselecting candidates for the general is not choice.

    •  Thanks for your congratulations. (0+ / 0-)

      At least here in NYC, dollars are not always determinative. Fortunately very few candidates have Bloomberg's ability to buy elections outright, and this isn't the only campaign I've worked on where money didn't triumph.

      This should be a huge message to the rest of the country: what won this election, more than anything else, was organized labor. They are the best GOTV workers I have ever had the privilege of campaigning with, and Tish had heavy union support.

      This result also obtained last time we elected a new House rep in my district. If money was all that mattered, I'd be represented today by a man named David Yassky, who outspent three other candidates combined by 3 to 1. But the candidate who won (and she was not the candidate that I and most progressives supported) was the one with the most union support. I'd always rather be working with them, not against them. They know how to win. No wonder the GOP has spent the past 30 years destroying them.

      PS - that David Yassky who didn't win was, like Squadron, a protege of our senior Senator, Chuck Schumer. After his defeat, they found him a sinecure as the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner. I only mention this because our mayoral nominee, Bill de Blasio, has stated that if elected, he would fire Yassky on his first day in office. Another reason to vote for him!

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 04:52:53 PM PDT

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