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DOJ to sue North Carolina over Voter Suppression law
Today (Monday), Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce a lawsuit against the State of North Carolina over the voter suppression bill passed by House Speaker Thom Tillis and the North ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/29/2013 28 65 2 -
Republican Contempt for Youth Voters is Nothing New
There's been a lot of talk about Republicans disenfranchising North Carolina's youth voters over the past week. However, as the President of the Young Democrats of North Carolina , I can tell you ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 08/28/2013 4 12 - -
Young Democrats of North Carolina Legislative Action Day - June 2
Inviting all NC Kossacks to join us to ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/27/2011 5 2 - 32
Young Citizens, Be Both. Vote.
On a cold January day almost two years ago, I joined thousands of young Americans on the Capitol grounds as we heard our new President address the fears of our generation; "a sapping of confidence ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 11/02/2010 4 4 - 95
AfP Director Funding Sexist, Conservative Historical Re-write
Art Pope is a Director of Americans for Prosperity, and aside from the Koch Brothers, he - in coordination with his family-owned business Variety Wholesalers - is AfP's largest donor. A former ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/22/2010 10 17 - 116
I'm First in Line to (Early) Vote in North Carolina
Some musings from the first early voter in North Carolina (at the very least, in Mecklenburg County). Please excuse the rambling that may have something to do with at third cup of coffee and ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/14/2010 18 15 1 80
We Had Some Debates in North Carolina This Week (NC-Sen, NC-05, NC-04)
Early voting starts in NC tomorrow. Please pitch in & help us beat some terrible incumbents in North Carolina ! Kennedy vs. Foxx (NC-05)
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/13/2010 23 20 - 110
Inside the North Carolina General Assembly Elections (NCGA)
This is the first part in a series on the General Assembly races in North Carolina. Some of this information is from our posts on BlueNC , but the information ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/12/2010 3 8 - 94
Marshall vs. Burr's Hypocrisy (NC-Sen)
This weekend, Elaine Marshall hit the airwaves in North Carolina with a rejoinder to Richard Burr's hypocritical campaign.
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/11/2010 13 18 - 768
UPDATED! Burr "spending money like a drunk on payday" (NC-Sen)
Reposed with additions. Last night, at the North Carolina Democratic Party's Vance-Aycock Dinner in Asheville, I heard Elaine Marshall tell the simple truth. During Richard Burr's 16 years ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/10/2010 20 31 2 690
We Must Beat Burr: MoneyBomb for Elaine Marshall (NC-Sen)
Today's the Day! The MARSHALLBOMB for Elaine Marshall is underway!
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/08/2010 28 26 - 142
Go Elaine Go! NC-Sen MoneyBomb! 1010 before 10.10.10
After weeks of hard work and organizing, the Grassroots Farm Team is proud to announce that the MARSHALLBOMB for Elaine ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/07/2010 18 31 - 348
NC-Sen: Fight Bomb-Grade Uranium with a MarshallBomb!
Today, we finally got Richard Burr's answer on his amendment to export high-enriched uranium (aka bomb-
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/06/2010 20 20 - 290
In Our Duel, Hamiltons Beat Burr! (NC-Sen)
Part Three in our MarshallBomb Series In our version of the Duel, Hamiltons beat Burr! I took a break from my vacation in Manhattan to go to ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/05/2010 26 18 1 59
NC-Sen: It's an Elaine MarshallBomb, October 8th!
Public Policy Polling, who many of you know as one of DailyKos's pollsters, called Richard Burr " the most vulnerable ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/04/2010 33 48 - 168
We're Now on ActBlue! Can You Spare $2?
Part 1.5 in our MarshallBomb Series ... Originally posted ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/29/2010 5 8 - 168
We're Fighting for LGBT Equality & Elaine Marshall (NC-Sen)
Part 1 in our MarshallBomb Series ... Crossposted at Pam's House Blend and BlueNC As many of you know, my political ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/27/2010 17 17 - 61
Richard Burr vs. Nuclear Nonproliferation (NC-Sen)
Elaine Marshall needs your help retiring Richard Burr! Originally posted ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/05/2010 11 18 1 83
What You Need to Know About Joe Biden
Last night, I went to a DNC fundraiser featuring our titular politician, so I'm bringing you the full report. I'm happy to return with some positive news: Joe Biden is doing a great job as Vice ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 07/23/2010 24 47 1 37
Today's Election in North Carolina
I put a tl;dr version at the bottom. - Sam Tuesday’s runoff election presents an interesting opportunity for North Carolina's Democratic and Unaffiliated voters – a chance to ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 06/22/2010 27 15 1 93
Five Stages of Politics
I wrote this for BlueNC earlier today as a response to the reaction to our US Senate Race. You could say it's mildly autobiographical. -Sam Denial : You ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 06/04/2010 3 4 - 21
Primary Winner Marshall Best for Runoff (NC-Sen)
Elaine Marshall's Campaign has some great news in another diary about her surge in the ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/07/2010 38 20 1 113
I believe in God and Senator Dodd
As the sun sets on Senator Christopher J. Dodd's years in elected service, I'd like to take the time out to toast our latest Democratic retiree. A couple of years ago I had ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 01/06/2010 39 11 - 26
It's Not in the Bag (NC-Sen)
Crossposted at BlueNC . Today's story in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race is the release of DSCC endorsed Cal Cunningham'...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 12/21/2009 8 5 - 92
Conservative News Singles Out Dem with Religious Litmus Test
As many of you know, I'm the executive director of the Grassroots Farm Team . Jay ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/05/2009 17 21 - 71
So I decided to start a PAC ...
My long Daily Kos username is often a conversation-starter. Even though that county commissioner election was over three years ago, I've kept this username because the race was a formative experience.
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/24/2009 15 13 1 54
My Personal Joe Biden Story
I've been a fan of Joe Biden for a long time, and I think Barack made the right choice when he picked him as his running mate UPDATE: It's Official! Below is my Joe Biden story, adapted from ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 08/22/2008 182 530 24 40
All I want for my Birthday is ...
a Democratic Congress! A little background: I've been living out of my truck since September, working for various progressive Democratic causes across the country. In September, I went to Jena. In ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/23/2008 13 11 - 13
LIVE on the 'Net Right Now- NC-SEN Debate with Jim Neal!
Full Disclosure : I am the Political Director for the Jim Neal for Senate campaign I bring very exciting news from the campaign trail: after some major technical and political hurdles ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/29/2008 12 6 - 10
Do not abide the fascism of the "possible."
I'm not blogging much (I'm working on a serious campaign ), but there is something that I have to say. 75 years ago today, some person - I assume he's ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 03/04/2008 5 9 - 2
My Thoughts from Iowa
The eyes of the world are upon us. Here in Iowa, the thaw has begun. After long, dark days harsh ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 01/03/2008 6 11 - 12
Why I'm Still in Iowa
After a month of campaign work in Iowa, I took three days off for Christmas. Though I had been bounced around from three different supporter houses - and routinely slept in the coldest room in each ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 12/30/2007 17 24 - 28
John Laesch - Courage Candidate
I urge you to read this diary which explains better than I can why John Laesch is a ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 12/07/2007 9 11 - 4
Why I'm in Iowa.
I've been in Iowa for a week, doing whatever it takes to win Iowa and the Democratic Nomination for Senator Joe Biden. It may seem strange to hear a fellow Kossack say that, but this isn't an ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 12/06/2007 15 13 - 24
Why We've Lost the 2008 Presidential Election: Chuckabee
Chuck Norris, paragon of hyperbole, Texas Ranger, and apparent son of Jor-El, has endorsed Mike Huckabee ... and approved his messages.
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 11/18/2007 31 18 - 14
Before the Netroots Endorses Harry Taylor ...
There's something you need to know about him. I know that over the years, we've dished a ton of dirt on candidates, but this is something you've never heard before. Sex scandals, dirty tricks, IRS ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 11/17/2007 22 49 1 19
What I Saw in Jena - A Response
From the Christian Science Monitor : Craig Franklin wrote a story published today that claims to dispel myths about Jena. He ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/25/2007 12 20 1 157
The First Newspaper Endorsement in Iowa Goes To ...
Senator Joe Biden . From the Storm Lake Times ,
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/22/2007 67 20 - 13
Influence, Credibility, and the Netroots
I wrote the following Diary on Friday for BlueNC . After listening to comments at my home state blog, I've refined it a ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/21/2007 8 6 - 137
Candidates with Courage: The Leaders We Need
Yesterday I wrote a diary about the standards that the netroots should consider before getting behind a candidate. It was a ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/20/2007 12 22 1 20
It's Official! Our Candidate For Defeating Dole (NC-Sen)
After twists and turns, flirtations and family considerations, drafts and dodgers, North Carolina's "telephone primary" is over. The waters have been tested, everyone's made up their mind, and we ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/12/2007 26 15 1 10
Another Great Campaign Idea from Chris Dodd
I'm still a Biden Guy , but I will admit that I've been really impressed with the campaign ideas coming out of Senator Chris Dodd's ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/11/2007 17 11 - 30
Jena (In Pictures) - I was there.
I can't sum up the events in Jena much better than MissLaura did , even though I was there. I'm still processing everything, and I'...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 09/21/2007 37 39 1 166
Franken Stomps Coleman in Q2 w/ Straw Poll (MN-Sen)
MN-Sen, Q2: Al's $1.9 million vs. Norm's $1.5 million. The Franken campaign can speak for itself :
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 07/09/2007 29 28 - 23
Kucinich Read the Covenant, and so did I - Live from Howard
My first Daily Kos diary as a public figure was on the Covenant . I read it inside and out and applied lessons from the book to ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 06/28/2007 8 16 - 137
Richard Moore: Taking on Exxon (NC-Gov)
I'd like to use this diary to introduce you to my friend and our Treasurer down here in North Carolina, Mr. Richard Moore . He's running for Governor in 2008.
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 06/27/2007 12 18 - 21
Al Franken's Wall Of People Who Gave Money To Help Us Open This Office (MN-Sen)
How would your name like to be on the wall of Al Franken's office ? In recognition of your support, we're going to have ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 06/14/2007 5 5 - 10
Al Franken and Brad Miller: You Say It's their Birthday? (MN-Sen, NC-Sen)
What Do I Have in Common with Al Franken & Brad Miller? Is it a socially-conscious sense of humor (Franken)? Is it how we frequent Daily Kos, or how we have a North Carolina voter registration card (...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/21/2007 7 8 - 16
What Do I Have in Common with Al Franken & Brad Miller?
Is it a socially-conscious sense of humor (Franken)? Is it how we frequent Daily Kos, or how we have a North Carolina voter registration card (Miller)? It could be a strong dislike for our ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/21/2007 - - - 8
Take This Veto and "Shove It"
For the past week, everybody I know in the political world has been talking about the political event of the season, Jim Clyburn's ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 05/03/2007 3 - - -
"The Next Presidential Nominee Must Compete in Red States"
Let me tell you about a speech that floored me. My plan is - and it may not be the surest way to win - but my plan is to campaign in a lot of red states ... I may not be able to win a ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/30/2007 33 14 - 13
Joe Biden Answers Your First Question: Income Disparities
After the first batch of questions was asked on dKos, I traveled down to Jim Clyburn's World Famous Fish Fry in Columbia, SC to start ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/29/2007 19 12 - 33
Be the Debate Moderator: Ask Joe Biden
This is a really simple diary that took lots of hard work to put together: you write some hard-hitting, candid questions for Senator Joe Biden (one per comment). I pick the best ones (determined by ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/25/2007 19 8 - 13
Let's Get a Progressive Blogger in the U.S. Senate
It's simple, really. We need a proven perspicacious progressive in the United States Senate to talk for Kossacks and, more importantly, Americans. We need United States Representative and fellow ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/16/2007 13 24 - 18
UPDATED: Al Franken Made Me Proud on Larry King
I'll start with a bang from Al's April 11 interview on Larry King: [Norm Coleman] had the job during this war of ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/13/2007 193 454 5 29
573 Days
In 573 days ... we will have another victory against the machine that called Max Cleland a coward we will make a Democrat a "President-Elect" and our current lame duck a little lamer we ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/11/2007 5 2 - 10
UPDATED: The MSM Attacks the Edwards Campaign
See it first at BlueNC -Sam Right now, I'm involved in a pretty intense research project that has me ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/09/2007 43 31 1 21
I'm one of the 330. Let's Brainstorm for 2008.
Larry Kissell lead the charge this morning with a DailyKos diary asking for the 330 votes he needed to win in 2006. Personally, I'm ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/05/2007 4 10 - 10
$1.3 Million Worth of Good News for Al Franken
Amazing. Al Franken raised $1.3 million for his Senate bid from 10,000 donors in Q1. ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 04/04/2007 22 44 1 34
Before Someone Thinks this is an April Fools' Joke ...
I'm a big Biden supporter. Sure, that's not a particularly popular position on dKos - it's much easier for me when I talk about how I gave Ned Lamont $50, how I ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 03/31/2007 30 14 - 17
A Fmr. Senior Senate Staffer on Engineering Impeachment
As always, see it first at BlueNC . -Sam My friend Bill Jackson has been pretty much everything a man can be in ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 03/30/2007 5 12 - 9
Help Candidates Like Kissell: DCCC to match donations 2 to 1
In the weeks before quarterly report deadlines, I'm used to seeing some crazy things happen. Last year, while working on the Kissell campaign, we did something counter-intutitive by spending as much ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 03/29/2007 10 15 - 42
Edwards Under Attack: Do the Right Thing, Even When They're Not Your Candidate
Originally posted at johnedwards.com . -Sam Over the next few months, insidious rumors will engulf many ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 02/01/2007 48 36 - 33
Kissell Goes Into Recount 339 Votes Down; Provisional Vote Phase Essentially Over
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 11/17/2006 39 54 - 19
vlogging for Kissell: A Day in the Life of a GOTV Team (NC-08)
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/30/2006 26 18 - 23
The Senate Race We Need to Be Talking About: MO-Sen
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/21/2006 58 41 - 12
Election Day: T-minus Three Weeks and Counting
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/16/2006 9 6 - 6
NC-08: Larry Kissell Round-up! Poll Analysis, Fun Facts, and So Much More
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/12/2006 13 13 - 10
Iraq Troop Levels to Remain Constant until 2010
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 10/11/2006 17 4 1 -
GOP Primary Fantasy Poll - If the Democrat is decided ...
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 07/20/2006 13 2 - -
CT-Sen: Disgraced Republican Schlesinger to Stay on Ballot! (for now)
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 07/15/2006 8 9 - 8
Are Local Politics Being Left Behind?
Sam Spencer for County Commissioner 07/12/2006 2 6 1 12
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