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Democratic Candidate running against Senator James Inhofe in 2014, Matt Silverstein, seems to be fired up about the government shutdown and not too pleased about it.

Below the fold is Silverstein's statement on the government shutdown:

In addition, Matt Silverstein also has this posted on his Facebook page to indicate what kind of person he would be as U.S. Senator:
In addition, Silverstein is looking to be a big fighter on income inequality and poverty:
For any of you who didn't catch my previous diaries on Matt Silverstein and his campaign, you can read them below:

Matt Silverstein Talks Marriage Equality and More:

Matt Silverstein writes letter to Google CEO Larry Page on fundraiser for James Inhofe:

For someone who is running in arguably the reddest state in the U.S. (unless you argue Alabama, Arkansas or Kansas take the prize), Silverstein certainly doesn't seem to be a bad candidate.

So if you're living in Oklahoma and need to have a reason to be fired up, why not get fired up about defeating the climate change denying ringleader (aka James Inhofe)?

If you're looking to support Matt Silverstein for the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma, here are the necessary links:

Matt Silverstein for U.S. Senate:





It's been eight days since the U.S. government shutdown. Even though Oklahoma is a red state, how BADLY do you want James Inhofe defeated in 2014?

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  •  I want Inhofe gone! (0+ / 0-)

    My senate voting history (2000 was my first election)
    I voted Rogers over Coburn 2010
    I voted Rice over Inhofe in 2008
    I rooted for Brad Carson over Coburn in 2004 (lived in Texas and had regrettably voted for Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2000, and Ron Kirk over John Cornyn 2002)

    And I'll probably vote for the Democratic candidate in 2014, whoever it ends up being.

    But I'm in a wait and see position. I don't have much money and if I donate to a campaign it has to be to a candidate that
    1) I believe in
    2) I believe can win  

    Right now it's way too early to donate to a guy that isn't even vague on positions he holds.  His site only says he's for stopping wasteful spending. He has "unwavering support for Israel", whatever that means. His facebook doesn't have much more information.  

    So I don't know if I believe in him yet.

    Can he win?  I don't think a Democratic candidate has broken 40% since Clinton's 1st term. Oklahoma had better FALL IN FREAKING LOVE with Obamacare or it'll just get worse.

    Inhofe did just have quadruple bypass surgery and is nearly 80, so I'm sure health may be an issue for him. But he doesn't even really have to campaign at all. He doesn't have to debate...

    If I give money to a Senate campaign, it would likely be in another state where it's a close race.  But I will have to wait and see.

    The Senate has no guts. The House has no brains.

    by gossamer1234 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 03:21:21 PM PDT

    •  Here's some insight (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      Check out comments okiedem51 has made on a previous diary I wrote:

      okiedem51 mentions that Matt Silverstein is a much better candidate now than 2008 candidate Andrew Rice was in 2008.  Rice didn't have that much fire in his belly whereas Silverstein does and it appears Silverstein has good pollsters.

    •  I Disagree (0+ / 0-)

      Matt is just about as brilliant of a politician we've seen a while.  His "vagueness" on getting rid of wasteful spending has to do with the fact that he's smart.  

      All the other people who ran against Inhofe A. Owned liberalism, B. Didn't Attack, and C. Had legislative records.

      Matt is a businessman who is clearly a progressive.  

      I love the way he's not letting Inhofe get away with his typical "I love Israel" banter - Matt is actually saying, "I dare you to pick a fight with a guy named Silverstein on the issue of Israel" because that strips away Inhofe's national security claims to benevolence.  

      Well played so far.  Now he needs to keep raising money.  

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