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    I will welcome moderate Democrats who represent relatively conservative districts and dissent from the party platform when it's an issue his/her constituents feel strongly about.  However, when a member is to the right of his/her district, taking positions based on campaign contributions from special interests, I'm all for primary challenges.  Certainly I don't want to see any of my money going to such people, which is why I stopped giving to the DSCC and DCCC (I used to give a few hundred every year).

    Also, I don't see the point of putting people who represent purple states in leadership positions.  The leader should represent the party, and if he/she can't do this because something that's popular among Democrats is unpopular in, say, Nevada or South Dakota, someone else should be the leader.

    I'm OK with a conservative Democrat representing a district in suburban Georgia, and the Republicans should have been OK with a moderate Republican representing a district in upstate New York (I think NY state is down to two House Republicans now).

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