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View Diary: Grassroots struggles in AZ: What's happening, what resources are needed, and how can people help? (11 comments)

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  •  Honestly, I have no idea what could help here (3+ / 0-)
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    In 2012, we thought we had solid chances to make real inroads here - everyone thought we were going to start turning AZ purple. We got slaughtered. The local victory we did have was getting 'avowed' progressive Kyrsten Sinema elected as Rep., AZ-09 - basically everything she promised was bullshit, and she's turned out to be one of the worst 'blue dogs' out there; voting an almost straight Republican line, apparently to build up 'cred' with the Teabagger crowd for a possible Senate run.

    After all the hard work and money I've invested since 2009, and gotting nothing in return, I'm exhausted and feeling pretty beat. Especially seeing the utterly vile R political ads which have started to air - as horrible as they are, they're exactly what will appeal to voters here.

    "What could possibly go wrong?" - United States Supreme Court Justices

    by Fordmandalay on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 08:45:11 PM PDT

    •  Will the House Democrats new campaign agenda (2+ / 0-)
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      strike the right chord in Arizona?

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      by Mopshell on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 09:12:42 PM PDT

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    •  I'm so sorry to hear that about Kyrsten Sinema! (0+ / 0-)

      I would have hoped for better from her.

    •  You're wrong about Kyrsten (1+ / 0-)
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      Not in that her faux-moderate schtick isn't annoying as hell, but in believing that any of her votes were actually consequential betrayals of her very liberal politics.  

      It doesn't count until we hold the majority, unless House GOP leadership dramatically changes course.

      Supporting Ann, Kyrsten, and yes, even and especially Ron is a potentially big contribution by AZ to a liberal future in this country and in AZ.

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      by benamery21 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 02:02:08 AM PDT

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