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420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:10 PM
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42. Sounds kinda like TN...
Sends Republicans to Washington, keeps Democrats in the State Capitol.
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  -NYT: Montana Democrats Reflect on Success (how Red State Dems did it) DeepModem Mom  Nov-14-04 10:15 AM   #0 
  - kick  PROGRESSIVE1   Nov-14-04 10:23 AM   #1 
  - Oh - and Schweitzer's running mate is Repug!  flygal   Nov-15-04 01:14 PM   #43 
  - Good for them  DBoon   Nov-14-04 10:29 AM   #2 
  - I've been saying this on DU for 2 years  DinoBoy   Nov-14-04 10:31 AM   #3 
  - And I will vouch for you  Steve_DeShazer   Nov-14-04 06:23 PM   #26 
  - Utah and Salt Lake County  GoreDean2008   Nov-14-04 06:35 PM   #27 
  - It also helped that the state was in really bad shape, really hurting  SharonAnn   Nov-14-04 07:41 PM   #29 
  - In an election cycle the people in 2008 would want to vote for someone  umtalal   Nov-15-04 10:39 AM   #36 
  - Bingo! Don't forget to tie sporting guns/fishing with environmental  frankzappa   Nov-15-04 12:30 PM   #39 
     - But they do  sandnsea   Nov-15-04 01:51 PM   #47 
  - Proof that the center is wide open  BeyondGeography   Nov-14-04 10:36 AM   #4 
  - You are correct, but it seems many on DU can't hear what you just said  OutsourceBush   Nov-14-04 08:40 PM   #32 
     - Two of the most popular Democrats at DU  RogueTrooper   Nov-15-04 10:23 AM   #35 
  - Montana Is Great!  mckara   Nov-14-04 10:41 AM   #5 
  - A good post for the rural issues forum.  Old and In the Way   Nov-14-04 10:44 AM   #6 
  - Sounds like a blueprint for Democratic victory  Lefty48197   Nov-14-04 10:55 AM   #7 
  - Congratulations MT DEMS. You got it so right!  autorank   Nov-14-04 10:56 AM   #8 
  - Uh  Moonbeam_Starlight   Nov-14-04 11:01 AM   #9 
  - No they didn't run as Republican lite- you didn't read. They spoke to  Prodemsouth   Nov-14-04 11:17 AM   #10 
  - EXACTLY.  crispini   Nov-14-04 12:25 PM   #15 
  - I agree they are not gop lite  mitchtv   Nov-14-04 03:36 PM   #18 
  - The lines are still well-defined, trust me  Nimrod   Nov-14-04 11:21 AM   #11 
  - I think this approach is a good basis and good object lesson  Husb2Sparkly   Nov-14-04 06:04 PM   #24 
  - Us Montana voters also voted for legalizing medical marijuana!  havocmom   Nov-14-04 03:10 PM   #16 
  - Well said - from another Mt voter!  flygal   Nov-15-04 11:22 AM   #38 
  - well, they're close to Canada  mitchtv   Nov-14-04 03:23 PM   #17 
  - Well, even the most repuggy repugs I know hated Judy Martz...  flygal   Nov-14-04 11:33 AM   #12 
  - To me, this basically shows that you can argue about fascist economics  AP   Nov-14-04 11:35 AM   #13 
  - More states rights and regional values  Robert Oak   Nov-14-04 11:55 AM   #14 
  - Miles City was nice when the girls were running wild.  0007   Nov-14-04 03:40 PM   #19 
  - But nationally, they are fighting a culture war against blue states  President Jesus   Nov-14-04 04:37 PM   #20 
  - Awesome news. I'm looking at attending University of Montana.  The Blue Knight   Nov-14-04 04:45 PM   #21 
  - Missoula??? It's great. Gorgeous town, quite Dem. n/t  SmokingJacket   Nov-14-04 08:31 PM   #31 
  - and one of the few areas that went for Kerry. (nt)  MontanaMom   Nov-15-04 01:36 PM   #46 
  - Go Griz! We would love to have you!  havocmom   Nov-15-04 12:56 PM   #41 
  - The ONLY top state race not won by a Democrat was Secretary of State  ibegurpard   Nov-14-04 04:52 PM   #22 
  - Another factor occurred to me -- these state Dems don't have media...  DeepModem Mom   Nov-14-04 04:57 PM   #23 
  - There is a lot to be learned from the Montana democrats.  snippy   Nov-14-04 06:09 PM   #25 
  - Bingo! As a liberal in a VERY GOP county, I have a lot of fun  havocmom   Nov-15-04 01:15 PM   #44 
  - How in the hell can Montana vote straight Democrat and vote Bush???  goforit   Nov-14-04 07:16 PM   #28 
  - Try gay marriage.  Merlin   Nov-14-04 08:12 PM   #30 
  - I agree  OutsourceBush   Nov-14-04 08:48 PM   #33 
  - Try environment and regulation  sandnsea   Nov-15-04 02:00 PM   #49 
  - Had Kerry spent $10 in ads in Montana...  DinoBoy   Nov-15-04 10:19 AM   #34 
  - If he hadn't gone so bonkers on gun control he might have won, also. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-15-04 05:04 PM   #51 
  - Montana historically votes splits, I don't think it was fraud up here (m)  MontanaMom   Nov-15-04 01:29 PM   #45 
  - Trust  sandnsea   Nov-15-04 01:58 PM   #48 
  - They won by being dems, de-emphasizing special interests.  patcox2   Nov-15-04 11:22 AM   #37 
  - Excellent post. n/t  snippy   Nov-15-04 04:38 PM   #50 
  - A safe red state not targeted for BBV rigging.  Qutzupalotl   Nov-15-04 12:46 PM   #40 
  - Sounds kinda like TN...  420inTN   Nov-15-04 01:10 PM   #42 
  - So economic populism does work  Radical Activist   Nov-15-04 05:10 PM   #52 
  - Wedge issues and economic populism  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-15-04 05:42 PM   #53 

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