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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-10 03:43 PM
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8. No doubt she's due some gratitude.
I was very excited at her challenge during the health care debate. Loved that national pro-women groups jumped in right away. I never for a moment thought she'd win a primary, much less a general election for the district though. It effectively brought down a lot of heat on Stupak and he was so deserving!

Agree with your assessment on changing trends. Though usually it goes like this: Person decides to run for office. Chooses office to big for them to win, out of their depth. They learn much on the campaign and then, having learned a thing or two, generally set their sights on a more realistic race that they can actually win. I had that happen to a 4th dist. candidate. Made the run for a 14 county race twice. Finally figured out, too big, can't do it--at least not yet anyway. 2 years later ran for state House seat and he is now the Representative 9n Lansing for that district.

For Connie to lose a state House race so badly and then behave so poorly (and even be at all outraged/shocked) because the state party went with a safer bet/better fit for the district tells me a lot about her level of political sophistication (none of it good).

Julie
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