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  •  It's a pity Diane Benson isn't doing better. (0+ / 0-)

    She looks to be an interesting candidate, from the look of her bio. Anybody from Alaska on this thread? Can you fill us in as to what happened to her son? Her website mentions he was recovering at Walter Reed Hospital so I'm assuming he was in Iraq or Afghanistan? I'm halfway tempted to donate, particularly after I saw that all of her contributions came from private donors, not one single PAC unlike her primary opponent who raised nearly $40,000 through PAC's.

    An indigenous woman, worked for a union driving cement trucks while raising her son? God God. What a fantastic  life story she has and her real world experience is also fascinating. Why isn't she doing better with the voters?

    Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Edward R. Murrow

    by Pager on Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 09:54:55 AM PDT

    •  Ah, I found it. (0+ / 0-)

      I should have read her bio all the way through.

      Diane is the mother of Sgt Latseen Benson who served in the Iraq war until he was severely wounded by a road-side bomb. The months she spent at Walter Reed Army Medical with her son and visiting with other injured troops in Washington, D.C. motivated her to run for Congressional office.

      Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Edward R. Murrow

      by Pager on Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 09:57:11 AM PDT

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