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  •  Filson, Myth, and Joe Dunn (2+ / 0-)
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    It's a myth that you need a so-called "moderate" to hold a so-called "conservative" district.  First of all, it is incredibly condescending to voters to put them into little pretty boxes that you think fit them.  Believe it or not, voters are capable of thinking about more than one thing at a time, and of respecting principle.

    Let me give you an example.  California has 40 State Senate districts, and 53 Congressional district.  Therefore, State Senate Districts are a little bigger than our Congressional districts.  In the late 1990s, Joe Dunn, a progressive principled Democrat ran and defeated the incumbent Republican Senator in Orange County, California.  4 years later, he ran strong on his record in the Senate as a principled progressive, who had been threatened with recall in his district several times.  The people in the reddest of red counties, Orange County, re-elected Joe Dunn by a 30 POINT MARGIN.

    Don't tell me principled progressives can't win and hold a seat in a so-labeled conservative area.

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