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  •  South Dakota desparately needs (0+ / 0-)

    new voices in the Statehouse, a new governor, a new attorney general, new legislators.  I hope that the interest in Weiland's candidacy will encourage more progressives to consider these offices too.  Less glory, but maybe more direct impact.

    Never separate the life you live from the words you speak - Paul Wellstone

    by meralda on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 12:23:45 PM PDT

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    •  we agree on the statehouse (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't see how Wieland would help there but it would be nice. What is needed is a rebuilt Democratic Party that can elect some local candidates who could then work their way into office statewide.

      •  I totally agree. (0+ / 0-)

        If nothing else, seeing a completely new candidate get the support and attention Weiland has in such a short time, might inspire other people to consider a run for state or even local office. There is support in at least some pockets of the state for progressive ideas. And those voices could carry weight in Pierre now, and be a source of statewide candidates in the future.

        Although I have no patience, I understand it is a good quality.

        Never separate the life you live from the words you speak - Paul Wellstone

        by meralda on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 12:52:39 PM PDT

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