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Senate:

CT-Sen: After some sketchy reports in various outlets the past few days (which I wasn't inclined to touch), Roll Call is now saying that "a source close to" former GOP Rep. (and former Connecticut citizen) Chris Shays is staffing up for a Senate run. Now, we all know that members of Congress don't have to live in the districts they represent, but the Constitution does still specify that Senators have to live in the states they represent. And as I like reminding people, Chris Shays does not live in Connecticut. After losing his House seat in 2008, Shays sold his home in Bridgeport and moved to the waterfront community of Saint Michaels on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld also own property. And, fun fact: Shays has negative $280,000 cash-on-hand.

FL-Sen: If the GOP is still hoping for a savior, it's going to have to come in a package not labeled "Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV." The four-term rep. (better known as Connie Mack) once again said he will not run for Senate.

IN-Sen: Dick Lugar's "McCain moment"?

"The American economy is still strong, that we're making progress although it's very slow in terms of job creation, and that we still have a dollar that is the world currency and we are still selling bonds to everybody all over the world despite the S&P downgrade."
MO-Sen: This takes pre-non-announcements to a new level of patheticness. Some sources claim that Republican businessman John Brunner's entry into the GOP primary field is "imminent"… but three weeks ago, Brunner was saying he was "ready." Maybe in September he'll be imminently ready. Just. Announce. Already.

NE-Sen: Not only is Nebraska AG (and GOP Senate candidate) Jon Bruning offensive, but he also sounds like an absolute weirdo here:

"The raccoons figured out the beetles are in the bucket. And it's like grapes in a jar. The raccoons, they're not stupid, they're gonna do the easy way if we make it easy for them. Just like welfare recipients all across America. If we don't send them to work, they're gonna take the easy route."
He sounds like an even bigger freak in the video, with a crazy extended riff about beetles, like some Republican Lenny Bruce. Now Bruning claims he "regrets" the remarks. Sure.

NV-Sen: If a Byron Georgiou falls in the forest, does it make a sound? The unlikeable but wealthy attorney has pulled the plug on his stillborn campaign for Senate. Georgiou had been the subject of intense pressure to clear the way for Rep. Shelley Berkley in the Democratic primary, which polls showed he had zero chance of winning. He'd also threatened to run as an independent, a sign of his true team spirit. But I guess he got tired of wondering what kind of horse head would wind up in his bed, so now he's out. By the way, another smashing success for Joe Trippi.

PA-Sen: Thomas Fitzgerald at the Philadelphia Inquirer reminds us of some useful background information about Steve Welch, the wealthy businessman being recruited to run for Senate by Republicans. Welch was actually a registered Democrat from 2006 to 2009, until he decided to make an abortive run for Congress. While a Dem, Welch was a supporter of none other than Joe Sestak, even donating $300 to him — though he later said he "made the mistake of believing" Sestak. (So he's a dupe?) But before that, Welch was a Republican, going back to at least 1995. Some history, huh?

TX-Sen: Ricardo Sanchez, the only notable Democrat in the Senate race, made his first public campaign appearance earlier this week, giving a speech in Austin. Did any DK Electioneers happen to hear it? Any thoughts?

VA-Sen: Courtney Lynch, who sounds like she might have a decent resume for, say, a state legislative race or perhaps even the House, definitely sounds like a Some Dude on the Senate level. So it's a bit beyond me as to why she's getting into the race for the Democratic nomination against Tim Kaine, but hey, democracy!

Gubernatorial:

KY-Gov: A few new ads in the governor's race. In the first one (you can view it at the link), Gov. Steve Beshear tries to distance himself from Washington, DC. The rest are third-party ads from a group called "Kentucky Family Values" that attack Republican David Williams for being a "big spender" on himself who nonetheless wants to cut education spending, and for being a hypocrite on gambling. The buy apparently is for at least $110K.

WI-Gov: Though it's a little short on specifics, Dave Catanese says "Democrats are forging ahead with efforts to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker next year."

WV-Gov: The NRA endorsed acting Dem Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, backing he's apparently received "in every election since the formation of the NRA’s Political Victory Fund." Meanwhile, Republican Bill Maloney is up with two new ads (both available at the link), and hoo boy do they make me cringe. They're basically the same, so here's one of `em.

House:

CA-02: Petaluma City Councilwoman Tiffany Renee is joining the Democratic field in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey. (Woolsey occupies the current 6th CD, but the new 2nd is the clear successor district.) Assemblyman Jared Huffman, activist Norman Solomon and Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams are already running.

CA-18: Is Dennis Cardoza thinking about riding off into the Golden State sunset? The fifth-term Democrat, whose district is about to get officially carved up into several pieces, isn't denying rumors that he might retire rather than potentially face his BFF Jim Costa in a primary. The quote from his chief of staff: "Congressman Cardoza has not finalized his decision and will not for some time."

A couple of other tidbits from the same piece. Freshman Republican Jeff Denham, who represents the old 19th and lives in the new 16th, says he'll seek re-election in the open 10th, the riding district formerly known as "Stanislaus." Meanwhile, Costa (represents old 20th, lives in new 21st) says he'll run in the new 16th (aka "Merced"), which is also home now to Cardoza.

CA-38: Dem state Sen. Ron Calderon plans to run in the new 38th CD, which means he'll face off against incumbent (and fellow Democrat) Rep. Grace Napolitano, who now lives here and has said she'll seek re-election here. It's also possible Rep. Linda Sanchez could run here, too, which would make for a very crowded Democratic field indeed.

HI-02: Esther Kiaaina, described as "a chief advocate for the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs and a veteran congressional aide," just joined the Democratic primary for Mazie Hirono's open House seat. I'm surprised that more names haven't gotten in yet, for what would probably be a safe-for-life seat. Priot to this, only Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard had formally declared.

NC-02: I hadn't heard this before, and maybe Joshua Miller is reporting this for the first time, but supposedly ex-Rep. Bob Etheridge is thinking about a rematch against GOP frosh Renee Ellmers. Is that really a good idea?

NC-06: Republican geezer Howard Coble (80 years young) hasn't made up his mind about retirement yet; he'll "wait to the end of the year to decide" says a spokesman. Possible replacements on the GOP side include Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. and Guilford County GOP Chairman Bill Wright. Berger had previously said he was interested in the 13th, but that was under the first iteration of the new maps.

NC-08: One more North Carolina item: Insurance exec Daniel Barry says he's eyeing a run in the Republican primary, and that he could partially (but not fully) self-fund a campaign.

NY-20: Democrat Joel Tyner, a member of the Dutchess County Legislature, says he'll challenge GOP frosh Chris Gibson. A little bit of background on Tyner is here.

OK-02: In a surprise move occasioned by the death of his mother, former state Sen. Ken Corn says he will not seek Dan Boren's open House seat. Though Democrats have a strong bench in this otherwise very read seat, two of our top candidates have now declined: Corn and ex-Rep. Brad Carson, who had previously held this seat.

Other Races:

Special Elections: Johnny Longtorso, recapping Tuesday:

In New Hampshire's Strafford-3 district, former State Rep. Bob Perry made the second NH House pickup in a row for Democrats, defeating Republican Honey Puterbaugh by a 58-42 margin.

And in Wisconsin's AD-48, Chris Taylor won a hard-fought battle against... nobody, actually, to become the newest member of the Wisconsin Assembly.

WI Recall: GOP state Sen. Dale Schultz, who had actually sided with Democrats now and again and doesn't seem to be a mouth-breathing movement conservative, has been the target of much speculation. He's definitely in the cat-bird seat in the 17R-16D legislature right now, but says: "I have no intention of declaring as an independent." I guess if you wanted to be a real optimist, he didn't say he's ruling out a switch to the Democratic Party….

Grab Bag:

Nevada: PPP has their usual assortment of miscellany on Nevada, including approval numbers for GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval (decent) and a Harry Reid-Sharron Angle rematch (Reid crushes).

WATN?: Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped 2010 Dem Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias to serve as chair of the Illinois Community College Board. It's a part-time, unpaid gig.

Redistricting Roundup:

NC Redistricting: Has anyone ever polled the popularity of a redistricting map before? Anyway, PPP finds NC residents don't like it:

[V]oters are responding pretty negatively to the new redistricting maps that were approved by the legislature last month. Unsurprisingly, 41% of voters expressed no opinion on such an inside baseball topic. But among those who have one only 19% of voters support the new district lines to 41% opposed. Independents oppose them by a 47/20 margin and while Republicans support them, as you would expect, the 33-20 spread is much tighter than the 54-8 one by which Democrats are against them.
I'm actually impressed that 60% did have an opinion!

WV Redistricting: That sure is odd. Not long after saying he'd sign the legislature's new redistricting bill, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin now says he'll veto it, apparently because it contains "technical" errors. Not quite sure what those are, but I'd guess the lege would just clean those up and pass it all again. Probably vain to hope they'll go back to the drawing board and try for a better map.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT.

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  •  NC redistricting (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    TofG, MichaelNY, KingofSpades

    "I'm actually impressed that 60% did have an opinion!"

    Good instincts.  Live interviewers probably would have gotten 60% or more without an opinion.  Redistricting is the ultimate process story that no one aside from the most tuned-in news junkies cares about.

    •  Yet, oh so important... (8+ / 0-)

      Even sitting here in Illinois, where we stuck it to the GOP but good - I fervently wish that all 50 states would submit to non-partisan, even formulaic/computerized district redraws.

      Nothing would stimulate our rickety congress better.  Eliminate the incumbent protection racket and prevent ideologues unable to govern from using deep toned, heavily weighted districts from being nothing more than podiums.

      Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

      by zonk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:45:38 AM PDT

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      •  No way a formula would work (3+ / 0-)
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        James Allen, MichaelNY, jncca

        you'd have trouble getting it to make proper VRA districts and it would mess up AZ's Hopi/Navajo gerrymander (put in place, btw, by a bipartisan commission).

        21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), working in MA-08 for the summer, hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:22:53 AM PDT

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        •  Formulas can always be made to work... (3+ / 0-)
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          TofG, Odysseus, highacidity

          Give a computer a map, program in the VRA restrictions, give it a priority of maintaining geographic synchronicity while balancing population distribution - and it can spit out something that works... Get rid of the '29 Reapportionment Act and let it expand seat counts as necessary to account for population growth, and it could do even better.

          Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

          by zonk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:33:36 AM PDT

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  •  Kiaaina (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, HoosierD42

    My new favorite name of this election cycle.

  •  Rewind Link (0+ / 0-)

    Here's a link to my diary from yesterday. I mentioned three ways to get the economy moving again, which would in turn help Obama. The last one is my own idea, and at the risk of blowing too much smoke up my own ass, I think it's pretty damn great. I'm curious to see what people think.

    To focus just on the political ramifications... DCCyclone said that it would infuriate the base and wouldn't gain us anything from anyone else. I'm not sure about that, because I don't think slashing/eliminating corporate taxes is violating a sacred tenet of the Democratic party and I don't think everyone else really cares how the economy is jump started as long as it gets moving again. The people most likely to be upset about this are the same people that are upset about everything else that Obama does.

    Consider the possibilities of painting the Republicans into a corner. Just what are they supposed to say? The business community would probably be in favor of getting their taxes slashed, if not done away with entirely, and it's never hard to sell a tax cut to anyone else. It also gives Democrats in congress, particularly those in purple or red states that may be in tough races, something nice to add to their resumes.

  •  Ah, Joe Trippi.... (4+ / 0-)
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    SallyCat, wishingwell, askew, MichaelNY

    Where political campaign coffers go to die.

    Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

    by zonk on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:36:32 AM PDT

  •  WV-redistricting (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    If Tomblin wanted his own maps, he could say so in private, and tell the legislature to pass something else. And isn't he still serving as president of the senate? He should be able to hold more sway if that is the case. Although I would question the conflict of interest of being both  interim governor and leader of a chamber of the legislature.

  •  Can't he just move there? (3+ / 0-)
    And as I like reminding people, Chris Shays does not live in Connecticut.

    Even by covered wagon, it should only take a few days, it's not THAT far . . .

  •  PA-Sen (4+ / 0-)

    It's Steve Welch, not Scott Welch.  Everything else you said is accurate, though.  :-)

  •  Tyner sounds good (2+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, MichaelNY

    Whether he has any shot will depend on redistricting, of course.

    •  I consider Joel a friend and colleague (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      And one for whom I have the utmost respect as a dedicated legislator. He's smart and he has worked hard to improve Dutchess County from an energy/environmental standpoint, while also devoting some time to campaign finance and tax reform. The reality is that his constant flirtation with running for other offices might seem flighty to some constituents - I am referring to his abortive run for the NY-20 special in 2009, and for governor last year. Additionally, Joel's county legislative races are typically nailbiters despite the Democratic tilt of his district. He raises little money and focuses on a thousand legislative initiatives at a time rather than seeing a few to completion each year.

      Again - I have worked with Joel in the context of county government and his legislative campaigns, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a harder-working advocate for progressive causes. I would be honored to vote for him in a NY-20 general, but he brings certain drawbacks to the race. And yes, redistricting in the Hudson Valley is entirely up in the air. Joel's legislative district (Clinton and Rhinebeck) could end up in a district that better resembles the current 19th or 22nd.

      •  Thanks for the comment (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        A lot of important policy--and politicians--come from the local level, where information can be hard to come by.  I've been discovering how hard it is to find how even New York or Phoenix City Councilmembers voted on general legislation.  We need well-informed local activists for many things, one of which is for local information.

        25, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-12(now)

        by Xenocrypt on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 09:49:52 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for that great report! n/t (0+ / 0-)

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 01:41:09 PM PDT

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  •  Constitutional requirements (4+ / 0-)

    in order to be a United States Senator

    Article I  Section 3 Clause 3: No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    So long as Shays moves to the state by election day, he would be eligible.

    Now, I strongly suspect that before he runs, for political reasons he will reestablish CT residency,but he does not have to in order to be eligible to be on the ballot.

    IT is not unknown for someone to move to a state to run for public office -  John McCain moved to AZ when he married Cindy and fairly quickly ran for the House.  Hillary Clinton had no prior connection to NY when Moynihan recruited her to succeed him in the Senate.

    So long as on election day the candidate is a legal resident, s/he are eligible for election, even if s/he has not been in state long enough to cast a vote for her/himself.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:50:09 AM PDT

    •  the argument isn't that he's ineligible (8+ / 0-)

      it's that it would reflect poorly on his skills as a senator. "Chris Shays left this state once he no longer needed to live here to win election. Now he's only back because he wants to be elected again. Does this sound like someone who cares about Connecticut?"

      21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), working in MA-08 for the summer, hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:27:31 AM PDT

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      •  that's not what the FP story said (1+ / 0-)
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        Odysseus

        it at least implied that he wasn't eligible because he was not a resident NOW.  

        The issue of whether or not someone is electable by the people is completely different than whether or not that person is eligible.

        When Obama's original Republican opponent for the Senate withdrew in '04, the Republicans brought in Alan Keyes from Maryland to run.  That was perfectly legal.  And of course he got clobbered.

        Shays may or may not get clobbered.  I have heard rumors that Rob Simmons is also considering it.  Then again, will Linda McMahon spend another tons of bucks to be a general election loser?

        "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

        by teacherken on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:55:59 AM PDT

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  •  We've all discussed the jobs issue. Everyone knows (2+ / 0-)
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    SallyCat, shoeless

    where the "jobs future" lies. The country is itching to get at it.
    I propose a "GET OUT OF THE WAY!" campaign from the prog. community.
    It's a simple, straightforward, common sense solution to the nation's problems and to the dynamic going on right now.

  •  Another in CA-02, it will be crowded (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, Zack from the SFV

    I live in this district and most local progressives and long time Dem activists are splitting between Solomon and Huffman. Definitely don't need more. We'll see how this plays out.

    Tiny Congress /ht peterboy/ This debt ceiling creation is not a 'Super Congress' it's a tiny one!!

    by SallyCat on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 06:53:52 AM PDT

  •  I just looked over the homepage at TPM... (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, Odysseus, MichaelNY

    and virtually every story and every photo is about the GOP and their operatives and office holders and what those folks are doing.  The one story about the Dems is about the Dems complaining about what a GOPper has said about something.  

    Regardless of the story treatment or bias or slant, it suggests a messaging gap.  I guess Josh Marshall doesn't think there are any Dem stories or messages out there, and that's problematic -- if the only perceived opportunity for Dems is commentary on what the GOP is doing, that's more than half a loss right there.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 07:06:01 AM PDT

    •  Here goes.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, Murphoney

      I don't find what Dick Lugar said the least bit wrong. Lugar isn't a Tea Partier by a long shot, so he's not pushing the default agenda. In fact, what he has to say seems to be backed up by the White House, Treasury and Wall Street. That the Democrats would attack Lugar is puzzling, when they should be focusing their guns on the guys who want to actually ruin the economy rather than Lugar, who can actually be helpful sometimes in this very divisive politics we have now.

      BTW I find Josh's posting on this puzzling too.

      •  Actually, I'm neither here nor there on Lugar and (0+ / 0-)

        the vagaries assessing the larger economic picture, but I am puzzled and bothered by the lack of information (on a fairly consistent basis) about the Democratic Party and what our representatives in gov't are supposedly up to.

        When elections come around, if the only thing we can think of our candidates is "well, I guess they haven't done anything...wrong", that might seem better than the teabagger huns who've been ravaging and sacking with outright abandon but -- really -- how are we to trust anyone when we can't bring to mind their efforts on our behalf?  What did they do in an attempt to countermand or stop or repair what the Republicans have been doing?

        In short, with no information about our Democratic elected officials I can only wonder "What are they waiting for?"

        It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

        by Murphoney on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 09:05:09 AM PDT

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  •  NE-SEN Jon Bruning (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, MichaelNY, KingofSpades

    As a Nebraska, I hope this is Bruning's "macaca" moment.

    What a jerk.

    •  it's not a macaca moment (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      because non-whites in VA turn out (and vote D) at a much higher rate than welfare recipients (many of whom are poor rural whites in heavily gop counties) do in NE.

      i wish it were. it's still lean r to me though

      18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

      by jncca on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 05:06:04 PM PDT

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  •  MO-GOV, Republican Tied (OK, Bound?) to Stripper (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, KingofSpades

    Peter Kinder gags himself on his relationship with a stripper.

    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/...

  •  Re: OK2 (2+ / 0-)
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    sapelcovits, MichaelNY

    We are asking former state Sen. Jim Wilson to run.

  •  better tomorrow (0+ / 0-)

    This is why the wife and ponied up for Colbert's superpac.
    This ran in Iowa last night. you really have to watch it a couple of time to catch everything.

    http://www.youtube.com/...

  •  TX - Senate (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, Jinnia, MichaelNY

    I was at a meeting of progressive activists in McAllen, TX Saturday where we heard from Senate candidate Sean Hubbard who was well received by the group. Hubbard is a well spoken young man with a compelling story of hard work and hard times. He is an unabashed progressive who is tired of Democrats running as Republican lite candidates and told us he'll run on the progressive values that are central to the Democratic Party platform. I will support him for the Senate and I hope others here will also. Sean Hubbard for Senate

    "I agree with you now make me do it!" FDR

    by JC Dufresne on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 08:01:34 AM PDT

    •  Get him to register and write diaries. (2+ / 0-)
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      Jinnia, MichaelNY

      Biographical, policy, event and activity updates, it's all good.

      -7.75 -4.67

      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 08:53:55 AM PDT

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    •  Statewide in TX (2+ / 0-)
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      jncca, James Allen

      Unabashed progressives won't win majorities; do you disagree? If he can win in his own district, great, but being tired of Democrats running as "Republican lite candidates" in Texas seems like a non-starter to me.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 01:46:56 PM PDT

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    •  TX-Sen Candidates (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      Don't they always run saying we need to be progressives, not be ashamed, blah blah blah, get the nomination, run in the general and lose. Badly?

      Last I checked Rick Noriega and Ron Kirk were not terrible Dan Boren, Ben Nelson type conservatives. Radnofsky was a super liberal and did the worst. Gene Kelley . .  . well, he's no one's fault on partisanship.

      SSP alumni, 26, Male, Democrat, TX-26 (school)/TX-22 (home), TX-14 Pending on redistricting and Voter ID

      by trowaman on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 11:07:14 PM PDT

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  •  Burnt Orange Report has a sad account of (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Odysseus, dc1000

    people desperate for help from Houston for their children for school. 100,000 people lined up while Rick Perry was busy running for President having just prayed to his crowd of approx 30,000 last Saturday. Many of us in TX would have liked to see that energy going into something like Houston's commendable effort to help people overcome some of the damage that Perry's admin has done to the state's children. The article can be found here: http://www.burntorangereport.com/...

    I found it while looking for the interview with Ricardo Sanchez who is running for Senate. That interview can be found on Texas Tribune: http://www.texastribune.org/...
    TX needs a Democratic Senator!!

    ...if only animals could write...

    by Jinnia on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 08:12:54 AM PDT

  •  TX: Ricardo Sanchez (0+ / 0-)

     Link to interview with Texas Tribune:

    http://www.texastribune.org/...

      The stateman's site, if you follow the link is not the full interview...and of course has the wronger's all in a huff as they have already started smearing him.  

  •  HI-02: Gary Hooser is thinking about it (0+ / 0-)

    A liberal is a conservative who's been hugged.

    by raatz on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 10:41:31 PM PDT

    •  have to admit (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      MichaelNY

      didn't know who he was, but just from looking at his website for 5 minutes it's obvious he's a million miles ahead of Tulsi Gabbard.

      21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), working in MA-08 for the summer, hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 07:07:33 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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