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  •  DCCyclone won't be happy (2+ / 0-)
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    And this is a lame move: "Northern Virginia Democrats Cancel 10th District Convention."

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    by David Nir on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 01:02:08 PM PDT

    •  Why is it lame? (0+ / 0-)

      Only two candidates filed and one dropped out.

      •  So what happens? (0+ / 0-)

        Do they forgo everything and have a simple acclamation and granting of nomination?

        “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

        by KingofSpades on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 02:44:23 PM PDT

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      •  As discussed elsewhere (0+ / 0-)

        It's an opportunity for activists to meet Foust, get excited about the race, earn some press coverage, meet their fellow activists, etc. Also, with Comstock likely to win the firehouse primary that same day, it would ensure that the next day's news coverage would not be devoted exclusively to her. In fact, it could contrast nicely: Comstock forced to fend off nutters like Sideshow Bob, but the entire Dem Party rallying around Foust.

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        by David Nir on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 09:05:46 AM PDT

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    •  I got the e-mail the other day (2+ / 0-)
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      KingofSpades, itskevin

      No Democrat except Foust qualified for the ballot and is still in, so they cancelled, and while I understand the simple reason for it, we miss a useful organizing opportunity.

      Won't decide the outcome, just a micro-mistake, but still......

      46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 03:28:02 PM PDT

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      •  But Would Anyone Show Up? (0+ / 0-)

        except people already involved in local politics, ie people already on county Democratic volunteer lists and/ or people on the Foust campaign's volunteer lists?

        To me it doesn't seem that many non Democratic Party activists would show up for a one candidate convention.

        Do you see it differently?

        •  Free press, too. (1+ / 0-)
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          gabjoh

          An endorsement, even an uncontested one, gives Foust some news coverage.

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          by jncca on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:42:43 PM PDT

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        •  The point is to get activists to show up (2+ / 0-)
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          PassionateJus, gabjoh

          No we wouldn't bring in anyone who hasn't already been involved in party politics.

          But not everyone involved in party politics would necessarily think to volunteer, or volunteer as much.  Or recruit other volunteers.  Or give money.

          An event like this can be motivating for people.

          Plus, as jncca points out, there is free news coverage, and there is some positive hype.

          This isn't a big deal, we're not going to win or lose over this, but's a little thing among many little things can cumulatively can help.

          46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 07:22:31 PM PDT

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