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  •  It is a longshot... (7+ / 0-)

    And that is neither dirty nor a little secret. Nor is it something that should discourage us from holding Stupak accountable. You're correct that his constituents have been re-electing him over and over with handsome margins. Connie even worked in his campaign last cycle! But people in the district-- particularly Democratic activists who vote in the Democratic Party primaries-- are very angry now, not always because he is an anti-Choice fanatic but because of all the C-Street/Family bullshit and because he was willing to put his agenda (and The Family agenda) over and above the needs of his constituents' needs for healthcare reform.

    Connie declared a week ago. Polls are VERY expensive. Give it a few weeks for folks in the sprawling exurban district-- the second largest one east of the Mississippi-- to get to know who Connie is.

    •  seriously (5+ / 0-)
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      theran, arlene, Ken in Tex, dmw97, sprogga

      i'm sure all his favorability numbers were pre-HCR stupak amendment.  has he ever even had a challenger?  not hard to get those vote results without a challenger.

      tipped and rec'd!  let's get Saltonstall in!

      People are upset Obama hasn't solved all the problems yet. C'mon, he's only been in office one year...the man went to Harvard, not Hogwarts. - Wanda Sykes

      by Cedwyn on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 06:51:16 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, people tend to dislike (2+ / 0-)
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      Simply Agrestic, dmw97

      crazy cultists once they discover that they are crazy cultists.  I would have to assume that with enough money to get her message out, just the revalations about his weird association with "The Family" cult will hurt him pretty badly with rural, red-neck-north voters.

      Dick Cheney proves that the difference between stupid and evil is about 15 IQ points.

      by Ken in Tex on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 07:10:52 AM PDT

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