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After eking out a victory in the November elections by a margin of four votes, I was returned to the Broadwater (Nebraska) Village Board (city council) for a four-year term. More follows . . .
by Village Vet
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 11:30 PM PST with 11 Recommends
It’s convenient to blame Democratic leaders for the Party’s disastrous 2014 midterm elections. But which leaders? Who runs the Democratic Party? Not President Obama. He may be the commander-in-
by bobburnett
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 06:37 AM PST with 3 Recommends
In the aftermath of the disastrous 2014 midterm election, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean observed, “You’ve got to stand for something if you want to win.” Before ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 06:07 AM PST with 8 Recommends
I'm sure some of you have already seen the announcement made, and there will be the facebook link at the end, but I wanted to take a second to explain briefly why at least I hold "Connect! Unite! Act!
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 03:14 PM PST with 10 Recommends
At Noon today Alaska moved forward into uncharted waters with the inauguration of the "unity" ticket of Governor Bill Walker (former R, now I) and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (D). Here's a photo from ...
by akmk
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 02:36 PM PST with 16 Recommends
For all you Democrats who didn't vote, I hope you are terribly, terribly chastened. President Obama will go down in history as one of the most successful presidents of all time. He has battled the ...
by GravityWave
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 08:46 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Democrats generally lost on Tuesday. But liberal, progressive ballot initiatives generally won. Five states voted to increase the minimum wage . Two states and the District of Columbia voted to ...
by Eric Lotke
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 04:04 AM PST with 12 Recommends
"It stung like hell." - Georgia Democratic Party Chair, DuBose Porter, in a conciliatory email to party activists If a dramatic election happens and no one votes, does it still mean the electorate ...
by ProseAndThorn
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 08:53 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This was just posted in Alaska. Election officials estimate there may be up to 50,000 votes left to count. http://www.ktva.com/election-officials-estimate-up-to-50000-ballots-still-to-count-564/ ...
by akmk
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 08:45 PM PST with 39 Recommends
Like many, I was wrong about a lot of the results in the big 2014 Senate races. I think I was more misled by the polls than wrong, but that's another matter. Here is my quick take on why this ...
by khyber900
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I just looked this up. I did say I would be asking all day if people had turned their ballots in, so I thought I had better be able to tell them where they could do so. Every single branch of the ...
by loggersbrat
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 08:09 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Time, money and faith - this is the most I have given of all three to Democrats in Georgia. I've written posts. I've knocked on nearly 400 doors. I've opened my wallet to attend and host fundraisers.
by ProseAndThorn
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2014 at 09:10 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Today is Election Day, and if you are reading Daily Kos it’s a pretty safe bet that you will remember to vote—if you haven’t done so already. But you won’t BELIEVE how many people need ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 42 Recommends
North Carolina early voting through the next to last day. Democratic votes are 124% of 2010 vs 103% for Republicans. ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 119 comments on Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 12:46 PM PDT with 220 Recommends
I grew up in a liberal, city-dwelling, NPR-listening household—and my parents always taught me that while we don’t agree with Republicans, we respect their right to vote. Because in a ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 11:43 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
The answer is to look at the House, and see what bills passed there which would then, clear a Republican Senate and find their way to the President's desk for a veto.... Here broken down by issue , ...
by kavips
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 09:22 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
"We have to make a hard right hand turn." - David Perdue, Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Put it down to defensiveness born of desperation. David Perdue has been running marginally ...
by ProseAndThorn
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 04:43 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 187 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST with 172 Recommends
Nosing through the Advocate this morning, I stumbled upon a bit of good news from 'round our way and thought you might enjoy it.
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 08:41 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Now that marriage equality is spreading across the nation, the cash flow is drying up for those who make a living off homophobia. What's a bigot to do? NOM (the National Organization against gay ...
by NewtC
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 07:15 AM PDT with 3 Recommends