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  •  Here's hoping Markey survives in Colorado (4+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, majcmb1, Noor B, soms

    She managed to kick out Musgrave, which was a huge accomplishment, but Markey has taken some votes that were against the Democrats on many issues.  She was trying to make friends (or at least not antagonize) the Republicans in her district and I really think that she was making a poor choice.  Others have said (and I believe) had she stood up for progressive causes, the larger cities (which include two large universities) in her district would have helped push her over the top, and she could have held off the reflexive Republican vote by pointing out votes in favor of the working people like health care, unemployment benefit extensions, job creation, etc, etc.  Instead, she tried to work from the center and I don't see that helping anyone in the long run, least of all her.

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