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  •  no, this is not for the primary (2+ / 0-)
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    TomP, quixoto

    the primary was in May.   This ad is for the general election.   His opponent is very right wing.  Recent polling shows him more than 10 points ahead.   He didn't have to do this.

    •  Oh... (0+ / 0-)

      Well then someone needs to update Wikipedia.

      I still think my last point stands.  The dems need to just cede the blue dogs living in conservative districts.  If they're not really democrats and not really republicans they should just become their own party already.

      •  it's complicated (1+ / 0-)
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        quixoto

        this isn't a conservative district, it is 50-50, and it is represented by a Democrat as a result of the 50 state strategy.   Donnelly votes with the Democrats most of the time, but he obviously has many flaws.  

        In my memory, every Republican that has run for congress from this district has been very right wing, never a moderate Republican (do they even exist any more?)   So if progressives give up on the Democrats here, we get to be represented by someone who is orders of magnitude to the right of Donnelly.    How is that a reasonable choice?    We are better off using our money and energy fighting with Donnelly to make sure he votes the right way on the big ones, at least until we can find someone acceptable to primary him that has a chance of winning the district.  

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