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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:17 AM

Warren Opponent Drops Out of Senate Race

By NICHOLAS P. FANDOS, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER

Boston lawyer Jim C. King announced on Wednesday afternoon that he would bow out of the contest for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, ending a campaign that struggled from its start to mount any serious challenge to frontrunner Elizabeth Warren.

King’s withdrawal leaves Harvard Law School professor Warren and immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco as the only two remaining Democrats vying to represent their party against Republican incumbent Scott Brown in November. Warren has been considered by most political analysts to be the clear frontrunner in the Democratic race since she entered it last fall.

King’s campaign released a statement yesterday afternoon that said after much thought, King had decided his campaign was no longer benefiting his party or the Massachusetts electorate.

“The review has also made clear that the most effective way to achieve our goals has changed,” King wrote in the statement. “Now, we need to give Elizabeth Warren our support to beat Scott Brown in November.”


Much more at: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/3/22/king-warren-opponent-senate/

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Reply Warren Opponent Drops Out of Senate Race (Original post)
MADem Mar 2012 OP
nofurylike Mar 2012 #1
MADem Mar 2012 #2
sakabatou Mar 2012 #3
nofurylike Mar 2012 #6
MADem Mar 2012 #7
nofurylike Mar 2012 #8
MADem Mar 2012 #9
nofurylike Mar 2012 #10
dmr Mar 2012 #4
MarianJack Mar 2012 #5
iscooterliberally Mar 2012 #11
MADem Mar 2012 #12
politicasista Mar 2012 #13

Response to MADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:32 AM

1. great!! thank you for posting that, MADem!! nt

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Response to nofurylike (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:38 AM

2. She's in front of Scott Brown by five points in the latest poll.

They're still neck and neck, a lot of work to do yet, but I think she'll be able to do this with a lot of hard work and most importantly, a lot of GOTV on election day. I'll be doing my thing on that day--my "schtick" is driving people to the polls.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:30 AM

3. I hope she pulls ahead

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:33 PM

6. YES!! "a lot of GOTV on election day"!!

"I think she'll be able to do this with a lot of hard work ... "
THANK YOU for the good word, MADem!!

and THANK YOU for your "schtick" driving people to the polls!! VERY NECESSARY!!!

remember how they called the last election of Governor Patrick "the greatest GOTV effort in the history of Massachusetts politics"? this one's got to top that!!

with you in this!!

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Response to nofurylike (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:45 PM

7. +1,000 -- and I'm going to try to drive at least a tenth of that number to the polls on election day

My top number was 112 at the last Federal election--I started early.

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 03:41 AM

8. omg, MADem, if we all did what you do, we would landslide EVERY election!!

thank you thank you thank you!!! what a generous, and precious service you do us ALL!!

you inspire me

YES!! GET OUT THE VOTE!!!

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Response to nofurylike (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

9. I enjoy it--I like old people--they vote, they are smart, and they are often VERY funny.

I figure I'm on my way to that stage in life myself, so I might as well get my karma (or Car Ma--most of my passengers are grannies!) in while I can!

I encourage everyone I meet to drag a neighbor along to the polls--it's a social thing to do (unless, of course, they live in a GOP stronghold...in that case, vote early, and have a noontime Beer Keg party and invite all the wingnut neighbors...hee hee!).

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Response to MADem (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 03:57 AM

10. what a GREAT post, MADem!!!



LOVE it!!!

i see a noontime Beer Keg party with a bunch of odd characters in my autumn future

keep that Car Ma flowing!!!

thank you so very much for all you do, MADem!!! incredibly wonderful

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Response to MADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:39 AM

4. This is good news.

I really like Elizabeth. What an asset she'd be in the Senate.

I'm going to send in another donation. A small one, but every little bit helps.

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Response to MADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:44 AM

5. Good for you, Mr. King.

This was a wise and mature decision.

Good luck in your future!

PEACE!

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Response to MADem (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:32 PM

11. If we can make it up there in time...

...she'll get two extra votes from my wife and I. We should be moving up there in May if we can find a place that takes big dogs.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 02:37 PM

12. +1 nt

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Response to MADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:33 PM

13. Hope she wins

MA Dems, progressives, liberals seem to appreciate and respect her more than they do their own Senior Senator. She gets lauded for caring about the middle class, while he gets hated on here and out in social media land by people on our side for being rich like Rmoney.

Interesting they don't go after Brownie more instead attack those on our side. Know that the good folks here may pile on me for saying that, but it's just an observation.

P.S. in TN where it's bright red, very little gets done. Be glad you have some decent public servants that still give a flip about you.


Peace.

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