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Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:56 PM

State Democrats asked my neighbor to run for state legislature.

The sate Democratic Party has asked my neighbor to run for the State legislature.

She's thinking about it. She may have a reasonable chance. The districts have been redrawn, and there is no incumbent running.

She's been pretty apolitical so far as I could tell until now. She got drawn into a fight over the governor's education bill which she strongly opposed, and wrote an article that was published in several newspapers, and then she testified before the legislature.

The present Senate has 30 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

The present House has 50 Republicans, 19 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

The district she would be running is a relatively Democratic district--more so than our present district (used for the 2002 through 2010 elections), and that's good because our present Senator and both Reps are Republicans.

I don't know what to tell her, but if she decides to run my wife and I will do our best to support her. (I spoke with my wife about this--I'm NOT speaking without authorization!)

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Reply State Democrats asked my neighbor to run for state legislature. (Original post)
existentialist Feb 2012 OP
valerief Feb 2012 #1
existentialist Feb 2012 #2
valerief Feb 2012 #4
TreasonousBastard Feb 2012 #3

Response to existentialist (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:58 PM

1. What state? nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 11:11 PM

2. state?

South Dakota.

It's a pretty red state.

Obama surprized everyone by coming within 10 points (about 8.8 points actually) of McCain in 2008, but the Republicans rode the wave and took over almost everything in 2010.

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Response to existentialist (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 06:33 PM

4. I wish her, and South Dakota, luck! nt

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Response to existentialist (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:17 AM

3. I think she should go for it, but she should know what she's in for...

I've never run for office, but I've been involved in a few local campaigns, and some people are born to run, while others are still in shock.

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