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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:23 PM

Good Ideal Running Thread of Democrats to support for House seats in all States lets get their names

out there and start the ball now so we can steam roll the Republicans and take over the house.

Please start listing names of actual candidates that are planning to run and maybe we can ask the nice powers that be to create us a sticky so that we can use it running from now to 2014?

I would love to see us steamroll the House, Governorships and LOCAL elections for that matter.

Just an ideal floating in my head...

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Reply Good Ideal Running Thread of Democrats to support for House seats in all States lets get their names (Original post)
Drew Richards Jan 2013 OP
rurallib Jan 2013 #1
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #2
rurallib Jan 2013 #3
lastlib Jan 2013 #4
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #7
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #5
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #6
wandy Jan 2013 #8
tabbycat31 Jan 2013 #9
octoberlib Jan 2013 #10
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #11
lastlib Jan 2013 #12

Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. not sure I completely understand your idea

I am fairly sure my current congressman , Dave Loebsack will run again in iowa 2

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:30 PM

2. Im talking about both current and contenders trying to take republican seats


That way if we find the MSM is doing nothing and the local media is shutting them out we at least can telegraph, communicate and donate for candidates that are Democratic...I wanna see the House go blue

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:39 PM

3. Thanks - that is clearer - welcome to DU

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:44 PM

4. Excellent idea! Democrats.org needs to do this as well.

I'd like to see DU be something more than a place to chatter about ephemeral happenings. Make it a site where we can get into the nitty & gritty politics--who are the candidates, what do they stand for, what are their prospects, and what can we do to help them.

We shouldn't be limited to just House/Senate candidates, either. The state and local elections are VITAL to our long-term political health, and we neglect them at our peril. What happened this week in Virginia, and what is happening in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania regarding their Electoral College voting, is due to our neglecting the local scene too much. I fear that it's coming in Missouri and other states where the reds dominate the state houses. The tide of dumb laws on abortion and women's health issues is another consequence, and turning it around will not happen at the Congressional level. We need to turn this tide at that level, and stop pinning so much of our hopes on national elections. Democrats don't have the deep pockets of the Koch brothers and Adelsons to rely on, so we have to be smarter, more vigilant, more nimble, and work harder. That's what will ultimately defeat the Republican/right-wing machine.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:01 PM

7. RIGHT Freekin on! We have to fight and win the local elections to turn this insanity around.

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:50 PM

5. info


In 2014, Republicans will have 13 US Senate seats to defend.

Maine - Susan Collins
Alabama - Jeff Sessions
Georgia Saxby Chambliss
Idaho Jim Risch
Kansas Pat Roberts
Kentucky Mitch McConnell
Mississippi Thad Cochran
Nebraska Mike Johanns
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe
South Carolina Lindsey Graham
Tennessee Lamar Alexander
Texas John Cornyn
Wyoming Mike Enzi

There are 20 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2014 that are currently held by Democrats.

Delaware - Chris Coons
Illinois - Richard Durbin
Massachusetts - John Kerry
Michigan - Carl Levin
Montana - Max Baucus
New Jersey - Frank Lautenberg
New Mexico - Tom Udall
Oregon - Jeff Merkley
Rhode Island - Jack Reed
Virginia - Mark Warner.
Alaska Mark Begich
Arkansas Mark Pryor
Colorado Mark Udall
Iowa Tom Harkin
Louisiana Mary Landrieu
Minnesota Al Franken
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen
North Carolina Kay Hagan
South Dakota Tim Johnson
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller






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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:57 PM

6. Here is an nice wiki link with all the election data that I just found

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:05 PM

8. Darn good idea. How would we procead.......

The problem is that one DU post will quickly find it's way to "Digital Valhalla" and not get the kind of presents required.
Possibly a forum or group?
Could the folk at the DNC that keep sending out "sign this petition" help?
How about those DU'ers that write for the more conventional press come up with something?
Could this OP be a place to start some 'blue skying' as to how to organize and execute this?
Any ideas?
We do need to get the vermin out of the House.

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. start with the state houses up this year

NJ and VA.

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

10. Kick!

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:54 PM

11. Well...there is the forum Government & Elections with groups for Democrats and Local elections but..

There is such little traffic to there compared to GD I hate to see the ideal buried and not pounded...

I would LOVE to see these nut bags gone from both local and national politics.

I'll send PM's I guess to the Hosts for the forum see what they think...I may be already duplicatiing what they are already doing.

Drew.

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Response to Drew Richards (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:01 PM

12. Could we get EarlG/Skinner &Co to maybe set up a Candidates Forum?

That might be an easy way to get the ball rolling and give us a semi-centralized location to list candidates and discuss their merits/campaigns etc.

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