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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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  -Courageous Connie throws down the truth on her web site. maddogesq  May-11-10 09:54 AM   #0 
  - Such a shame...  Bryan Buchan   May-11-10 10:08 AM   #1 
  - You and I both know just how right she is  SharonRB   May-11-10 01:53 PM   #2 
  - I am SO sick of this crap.  PassingFair   May-11-10 11:43 PM   #3 
  - Ok, really?  JNelson6563   May-13-10 09:36 PM   #4 
  - It is still majority democrat, yes?  PassingFair   May-14-10 05:54 PM   #5 
     - Conservative Democrat.  JNelson6563   May-14-10 07:03 PM   #6 
        - Were there other candidates with a better chance?  PassingFair   May-15-10 10:36 AM   #7 
           - No doubt she's due some gratitude.  JNelson6563   May-15-10 03:43 PM   #8 
              - Speaking of trends...  maddogesq   May-18-10 10:24 PM   #9 
                 - There's no chanaging trends in the UP  JNelson6563   May-20-10 06:18 AM   #12 
  - She decided to run knowing that the party leadership supported Stupak  Kaleva   May-19-10 03:43 AM   #10 
  - The "democratic leadership" should stay the hell OUT during primaries.  PassingFair   May-19-10 01:34 PM   #11 
     - She had enough signatures to place her name on the ballot...  Kaleva   May-21-10 02:49 AM   #13 
  - Lack of support from Yoopers forced Connie Saltonstall out.  Kaleva   May-21-10 11:57 PM   #14 
  - Emily's List wouldn't back Connie  Kaleva   May-26-10 07:27 AM   #15 
     - Probably because the party didn't want her to run.  PassingFair   May-26-10 07:40 AM   #16 
 

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