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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 03:33 AM

22. There is a reason why many of the same people who didn't support her against Chopp--

--supported her for City Council. Frank Chopp has a substantial amount of power in the legislature due to his seniority as the speaker, and voters were not willing to give that up. On the other hand, seniority in the City Council is a liability, as even its members admit. After all, they voted that they themselves shouldn't be allowed to keep their contributions from year to year to amass ever-growing war chests.

IMO, any of the incumbents could have been displaced by a grassroots campaign with 200+ volunteers. Their opponents were all fruitcakes except for Albert Shen, and he hates bike paths and legal marijuana.(Except that I'd have kept Licata. In his 70s, he has already stated that this will be his last term.)

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