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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:22 PM
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Lichtman Joins Democratic Field for Senate (compares himself to Wellstone)
http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=25&sid=579198

Lichtman Joins Democratic Field for Senate
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Updated: Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2005 - 4:12 PM
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By STEPHEN MANNING
Associated Press Writer
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BETHESDA, Md. - American University political historian Allan Lichtman announced his candidacy Wednesday for U.S. Senate, saying his upstart campaign for the Democratic nomination was a challenge to a tradition of Maryland Democrats anointing a front-runner in statewide races.

Speaking at his son's middle school in Bethesda, Lichtman compared himself to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, a Minnesota political scientist who won a Senate seat in 1990 without ever holding elected office. And he challenged the record of Rep. Ben Cardin, D-Md., a leading candidate in the Democratic primary.

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Although he has never held public office, Lichtman said he has considerable public policy experience. That includes testifying as an expert witness in voting rights and redistricting court cases, and commentary he has provided on national television.

While other candidates might have greater name recognition, Lichtman said "people recognize me when they see me and hear me."

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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:29 PM
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1. he should be careful in invoking Paul Wellstone's name...
...expectations will be high.
...good luck. (Remember you said that, sir.)
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:43 PM
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2. And have your planes checked THOROUGHLY
Too many folks still think there's evidence that Wellstone was "whacked" and that it was made too look like an accident. Be careful out there.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:29 PM
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3. Hope Dean is a good enforcer of the "Golden Political Rule"
Thou shalt not libel or otherwise slander fellow party members
(unless we're talking absolute truth, which of course is not libel or slander).

Some credit to R Reagan, except of course, no consideration was given to truths by him.
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democrat in Tallahassee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:37 PM
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4. He was awesome in the equal rights hearings on the 2000 election here
and Katherine Harris looked like a total idiot.
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