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  •  Plenty of candidates have come back from losing (5+ / 0-)

    Bill Clinton lost a race for Congress and Governor

    Barack Obama lost a race for Congress

    Bernie Sanders lost a ton of races before being elected Mayor of Burlington, and then lost a Congressional race before coming back and being elected 2 years later

    Colleen Hanubasa lost for Congress in a special election this year and came back to win this fall

    Maria Cantwell served one term in the House, was defeated for re-election, but came back to win a Senate seat.

    The list goes on and on and one -- there are countless second acts in American politics.

    Running a credible but losing campaign raises name identification, helps build a campaign organization and donor base, and can build favour among party activists for taking on a tough race. It can be the beginning, not the end, of a successful run in electoral politics.

    Once social change begins,it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read...You cannot oppress people who are not afraid anymore.

    by terjeanderson on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 12:05:33 PM PDT

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