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  •  He's my congressman (3+ / 0-)
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    Perspective, realnrh, MPociask

    He was quite possibly the only Democratic Rep. facing a serious election challenge in a red district to vote for TARP.  I was pretty impressed by that as it would have certainly been the safer move to vote against it like every other blue dog did.

    That being said he's not really great.  His campaign commercials last year had a heavy undertone of "I hate illegal immigrants way more than my opponent".  He generally toes the line on his voting record and he's usually one of the five most conservative Democrats in the House.  But that's what you have to be in a district like this in south Georgia, so I don't blame him.  I have no idea how he'd play statewide, as his election success so far is pretty much entirely due to his tenure as the mayor of Macon, which is far from Atlanta and most of the state's population.

    Yes, there are progressives in the rural South. 50 States.

    by Racht on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 02:35:09 PM PDT

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