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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-12 11:42 PM
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Oregon Special Election Results: Suzanne Bonamici Projected Winner, Rob Cornilles Defeated
Source: Huff N' Poo

PORTLAND, Ore. Democrats will hold onto an Oregon congressional seat left vacant when David Wu resigned in a sex scandal.

Democrat Suzanne Bonamici defeated Republican Rob Cornilles Tuesday night. With 69 percent of the vote counted, Bonamici led Cornilles 54 percent to 39 percent.

National Democrats poured more than $1 million into the Portland-area district, determined not to drop another safe seat after losing a New York district left vacant by Anthony Weiner, who acknowledged sending provocative text messages and resigned.

Wu stepped down from Congress in August after a newspaper reported that the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor accused the seven-term Democrat of making an unwanted sexual advance at a Thanksgiving dinner. His resignation capped months of reports about Wu's bizarre behavior that included widely-panned photos of the congressman wearing a tiger costume.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/oregon-special...



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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-12 12:49 AM
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1. The size of the victory (10%) is the big part of the story
Under redistricting that are will get a little less blue, so winning big is important
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-12 06:46 AM
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3. On the Daily Show (January 30, I think) Stewart posited to Dobbs that re-districting is another tool
that the rich use to try to ensure that the rich stay in control of government.

I am not sure I would go that far, but the way re-districting is handled is undemocratic, much like almost everything affecting our elections.

All geared to make sure people are not represented as they would like to be represented.

And the meme is that populists can't get elected. Well, of course they can't. Everything is stacked against them every step of the way.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-12 05:22 AM
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2. woot!
But what's the deal with those names?

Sue good friends won over rob black eyed peas?

I guess a lawsuit, even one against good friends, beats stealing from legumes.

(Sorry, it's early. Not enough coffee yet. )

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