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Kossacks are all for the 50-state strategy; are you ready, though, for the 435-district strategy?

Close readers of the left blogosphere are getting to know the notorious exploits of Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), my esteemed congressman.  

Hoekstra speaks with the cocky arrogance of someone who feels he is in a safe district for him and any Republican.  Indeed, defeating him would be a formidable task.  But things may be changing.  People here are starting to grumble about their increasingly embarrassing representative.  Many recall that he promised to serve only six terms but is now serving his eighth.  And, come 2008, he may face a genuinely challenging challenger.

Fred Johnson is running for the Democratic nomination to face Hoekstra in 2008.  Johnson, an African-American, was in the Marine Corps for eight years and then went on to get his Ph.D. in history.  He is now a respected college professor.  Check out his bio and more at this site:  

Keep Fred in mind as the election season heats up.  He'll need all the help he can get.

Oh, and did you know that Hoekstra has stated that the military in Iraq is "doing the Lord's work"?

Believe me, all this is just the tip of the iceberg.  All this and Glenn Greenwald, too!  I could go on about Pete's big mouth.  Wouldn't you love to see him swept out of Congress?

Originally posted to WaitingForLefty on Fri Nov 30, 2007 at 11:12 AM PST.

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