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View Diary: OH-08: Meet Tom Poetter -Democratic Challenger to John Boehner- Oxford Uptown Park, OH on 11/19 (15 comments)

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  •  Perhaps the redstaters in Boehner's district (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    will think Poetter is a Tea Party challenger, and he could win.  He needs to ask the voters whether they want problems actually solved or a continuation of expensive games being played in DC, including shutdowns and repetitive phony voting, while the district's kids get short changed.
    A win for Poetter would be so sublime, wouldn't it?  A responsible adult stepping up to what needs to be done.

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    by judyms9 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 03:45:56 PM PST

    •  It may (1+ / 0-)
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      Tom Poetter thought had this to say:

      http://www.newsweek.com/...

      “I won’t be popular with everybody who lives here in this district, but I’m going to talk to everybody and we’re going to campaign,” Poetter said. He insists his campaign – which he intends to roll out officially next month when he starts raising money in earnest – should be taken seriously.

      “I know that national Dems and others don’t think a challenger can mount a challenge to Boehner, but we’re going to do it,” he said. “We’re going to do it from the grass roots up. It might be the greatest political upset in history. But it could happen.”

      You have to get Poetter and others running in unwinnable districts credit though.  One has to start somewhere to build the base.

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