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  •  how much money (0+ / 0-)

    is this guy spending on a campaign? And where is it coming from? And how many votes does he need to win?

    "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

    by onemadson on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 02:17:07 PM PST

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    •  Do you want me to ask him for you? (1+ / 0-)
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      I should be able to find out fairly easily, since we know each other on a first-name basis and have for years. Derek's a friend.

      I know the vast majority of his funds comes from locals, either business groups (since his other job is as a leader in economic development for the county he lives in - he actually does help create jobs) and similar groups and associations (for example, the 26th LD Democrats, the Pierce County Democrats, and the Kitsap County Democrats), or actual local human beings like me.

      As to how many votes he needed to win, that is something I'm positive he can quote right off the bat. This is the swingiest of swing districts, well known as the most swing district in the state of Washington. Derek won by something like 57%-43%. Knowing my district, this means that there was significant Republican crossover in the results. And that's something you get by doorbelling, as any candidate in the district can tell you.

      Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

      by Kitsap River on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 04:31:19 PM PST

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      •  i think you told me all i need (0+ / 0-)

        to know

        "since his other job is as a leader in economic development for the county he lives in"

        that is how you get votes. End of story. I'm not sure how you get a job like that without being elected but I am sure that is the type of job that makes getting votes easy.

        That isn't like some average joe saying they want to run for office and not needing to spend money. Being able to knock on doors and say, "I'm a leader in economic development for your and I want to get elected to office so I can better manage the finances since the local yahoos are screwing things up" is a pretty strong pitch.

        "I'll hold my nose and vote but I won't hold my nose and canvass or call or donate." Some Dkos Comment

        by onemadson on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 06:19:02 PM PST

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        •  He had it first (0+ / 0-)

          That's been his job since well before he was in the state House, let alone the state Senate. Derek really does care about small business (much more than large business), and about the little guy, the average person who answers the door when he's out doorbelling. In this district, the way you get votes is the way Derek does: with shoe leather.

          Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

          by Kitsap River on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 09:35:37 PM PST

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