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  •  Here's hoping. (4+ / 0-)
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    Rolfyboy6, shayera, NYBri, MBNYC

    I have a difficult time saying Tom Reynolds' name without gagging. The man is a corrupt obese troll who responded to the Foley scandal by hiding behind children, for God's sake.

    •  Davis ran an awful race in 2006 (3+ / 0-)
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      shayera, casperr, MBNYC

      ...and Powers is a great guy.

      •  in what way did Davis (1+ / 0-)
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        run an awful race in 2006? Just wondering. Do you think he never thought he really had a chance?

        John McCain: 100 years in Iraq "would be fine with me."

        by desmoinesdem on Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 04:48:58 PM PDT

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        •  One issue... (1+ / 0-)
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          never mentioned the Foley scandal.

          Wasn't interested in campaigning. Thought money would win it all.

        •  Davis is not really a Democrat. (1+ / 0-)
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          He's a wealthy guy who owns a local manufacturing plant and resents having to compete with foreign producers. His entire schtick is based on a naked plea for tariffs and protectionism, something that does play well in this district because employment & incomes have been hammered flat by globalization. Thing is, he's all for protectionism to increase the profits his little factory makes. But better labor protection & environmental safeguards? Eh, not so much.

          Davis is basically a low-level Republican plutocrat who switched parties to run, and was encouraged to do so by the lazy local Democratic organization because he could self-fund. He had a great shot at unseating Reynolds during Foleygate, but failed to capitalize on it because he only cares about protectionism, and couldn't be bothered to actually get out and campaign. That, and the fact that he's a stiff in public.

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