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  •  Vote to make sure one Democrat is on the ballot (1+ / 0-)
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    pucklady

    With California's open primary system, the most important thing is to not split the party-line vote IMHO. Make sure there's a good Democrat on the ballot in November, and don't spend too much time trying to finagle getting two Dems and no Republicans on the ballot.

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    by Phoenix Rising on Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:39:09 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, that is what I want to do (0+ / 0-)

      I have one vote. There are two quality candidates: Aguilar and Reyes. Reyes is the better candidate, but is running third.

      I do not want Baca to advance. He is the worst type of Blue Dog and is only slightly better than a Republican. He will vote with them part of the time and will hold the caucus hostage all of the time. Baca is only about Baca. He completely blew up the Latino Caucus when he was last in Congress. Baca is a bad guy, but, if he advances past the primary, he will probably win due to name recognition, plus he is swimming in money.

      So - the goal is

      1 (best case): Reyes and Aguilar

      2 (2nd choice): Either Reyes or Aguilar and one Republican, who is almost certain to lose.

      3 (worst case): Anybody plus Baca.

      My question remains - how should I vote? I'm tending towards Aguilar because he is in the lead, but I'm afraid of Baca making it past the post.

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      by pucklady on Wed May 28, 2014 at 10:02:54 AM PDT

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      •  Your vote won't affect Baca's standing (1+ / 0-)
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        So...

        There are two "winners" in this primary. One is likely to be a Democrat, since we don't have a complete cluster like some of the 2012 races. The other could be a Democrat, or could be a Republican. If Republicans ratfuck the primary and vote for Baca as the most likely electable evil, there's not much you can do to keep him off the ballot. If they don't, then hopefully they can find their own party unity and put Chabot on the ballot, where he'll probably lose to the Democratic candidate.

        I don't know what polling in the district looks like, but unless Reyes is close on Baca's heels, she's probably not the safest vote in this stupid system.

        Vote for the strongest candidate (which sounds like Aguilar) so long as they're palatable. Otherwise you might wind up with a Republican and Baca on the ticket - ew.

        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

        by Phoenix Rising on Wed May 28, 2014 at 11:04:29 AM PDT

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