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Wed Sep 23, 2015, 04:03 PM

NH State Rep. Timothy Smith "Got Bernie's back!"

I read here that NH State Re. Timothy Smith had endorsed Bernie, so I commented favorably on his facebook page. Very promptly, I got an email from Rep. Smith, saying "Thank you for your kind words. He also posted this on his facebook page. (I put in some paragraph breaks that were not in the original.

Rep. Timothy Smith
September 23 at 8:13am

Friends, I'm deeply touched by the solidarity you've all shown. I was completely unprepared for how much attention my endorsement was going to get, but I hope it helps spread the message that America is ready for a better future. Hundreds of you have sent messages to my inbox, and I can't possibly write a full reply to all of them (my apologies, I just don't have enough time) but I promise I absolutely do read all of them even if I haven't responded.

I'd like to take a moment and answer a couple of questions lots of you have been asking: # My website is http://www.timsmithnh.com/ , you can read all about me and my background on there if you're curious. I maintain the website myself, and my professional background is in computer network administration. My twitter handle is @tjsnh # Yes, I'll be running for re-election, but I don't campaign on the off-year and won't “officially” announce until January. My district is not “safe” for anyone, and tends to elect members of both parties. # Similarly, I don't fund-raise during the off-year (as surprising as that might be) so I'm not currently taking donations. Trust me, I'm touched that some of you have offered – check back in January and I'll have a link up to donate if anyone wants. I use ActBlue (the same site/service Bernie uses).

# Yes, you may freely re-post my endorsement wherever you like. # No, I was not paid or compensated in any way for my endorsement (nor would I want to be). It's from the heart. # I'm not just an endorsement – I'm on the Sanders campaign steering committee here in NH. I'm walking the walk, and doing everything I can to help make sure Senator Sanders takes the NH Primary by storm. # Yes, there has been enormous pressure to endorse a different candidate, but arm-twisting hasn't worked on me since middle school and did not influence my decision. Hopefully other legislators will see the enormous level of solidarity you have all given and be convinced that it's “safe” to do what's right instead of what's easy. # As a state legislator, the correct “title” is simply 'representative' rather than 'congressman', but I'm not the kind of person who gets hung up on titles – you can just call me Tim if you like.

Thank you, all of you, again for helping spread the word and supporting Senator Sanders' campaign. We've all got to do our part – we're going to win this one vote at a time, one state at a time. #GotBerniesBack #FeelTheBern


Even apart from his endorsement of Bernie, this sounds like a great guy. Among other things, no politician, state or federal, has thanked me for posting positively on his facebook page. And he does not accept donations except during campaign years!

Not too late to like his endorsement, if you wish: https://www.facebook.com/Rep-Timothy-Smith-235121411547/timeline/ He thinks it could matter. So do I.

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merrily Sep 2015 OP
Maedhros Sep 2015 #1
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merrily Sep 2015 #2
SoapBox Sep 2015 #3
merrily Sep 2015 #4
merrily Sep 2015 #5
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #6

Response to merrily (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 04:12 PM

1. I read this initially as "Bernie's Got Back!"

 

and thought Sir Mix-A-Lot had endorsed him

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 04:13 PM

2. .

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Response to merrily (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 23, 2015, 04:36 PM

3. Ditto that!



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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 24, 2015, 09:35 AM

4. We're pretty violent, for peaceniks.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2015, 02:15 PM

5. kicking in hopes people go to his facebook page and like his endorsement, follow him on Twitter.

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Response to merrily (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 09:58 PM

6. K&R nt

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