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View Diary: FL-09: Democratic Candidate Nick Ruiz Switches from FL-07 to FL-09 to Run Against Alan Grayson (39 comments)

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  •  Just so that all of you guys know... (1+ / 0-)
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    Ruiz is actually an extremely liberal Democrat. Calling him a corporatist Democrat who has support from centrists like New Democrats or Blue Dogs is a laughable charge. He's openly running as a "New Deal Democrat," and when he ran in 2012, he did that, too. It's not an act. It's possible that he's even more liberal than Grayson is. For one, he thinks that the ACA didn't go far enough. Second, he has this to say:

    Wall Street must return its fiscal and monetary favors to Main Street. I advocate the creation of a federal Public Trust, where 10% of all tradable financial instruments are held and traded in the name of the people. The profits of the Public Trust are to be invested in Main Street.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've never heard Alan Grayson suggest that. Even if he has, there are no issues on which Ruiz is to the right of Grayson. If you truly believe that there are, I strongly encourage you to go onto his website (I provided the link above) and look for yourself.

    It's fine to support Grayson. I'm choosing not to personally. (I'm not supporting Ruiz, either.) But please don't make judgment calls about Ruiz without knowing.

    20, FL-07. University of Central Florida student pursuing a B.A. in Political Science, future teacher, and hopeful presidential candidate in 2044. "The Republican vision is clear: I've got mine, the rest of you are on your own." -Elizabeth Warren

    by Tyler Yeargain on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 12:53:46 PM PST

    •  You're correct on Ruiz being progressive (0+ / 0-)

      I commented on that in my second diary but didn't go into details of what kind of Democrat Nick Ruiz was in this diary.  The second one should lend some insight.

      And I agree folks should not make assumptions of Nick Ruiz as far as what kind of Democrat he is if they haven't done their research.  My argument on Ruiz is not who he is but what his motivations for challenging Alan Grayson are at this late in the stage..  That's all it boils down to.

      And that's why this is a strange decision on Nick Ruiz's part.   Why would a progressive challenge another progressive during a time when progressives are supposed to unite and defeat GOP to win back the House of Representatives?  

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