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Sliverofhope Donating Member (858 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 10:52 PM
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Unseating Tom DeLay
For those of us in his district, he seems pretty unbeatable. But unseating DeLay is such a valuable goal, it's always made sense to me to nationalize the contest against him. Here's an interesting interview with his challenger.

Think about it: if you could just change one seat in the country, wouldn't you want to exorcise DeLay?

http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/002711.html#00271...
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 10:56 PM
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1. Anything's possible
Didn't Gingrich come very close to losing a reelection bid?
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poskonig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 10:58 PM
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2. Maybe we can raise money on the Dean website.
I know other close seats are more important, but I doubt many would turn down the sheer joy of taking a piece of DeLay.
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mrgorth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:22 AM
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12. Agreed
we need to coattail this. I want Delay in a gutter.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 11:01 PM
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3. Does Texas use computerized voting statewide now?
If so forget upsetting DeLay.
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Sliverofhope Donating Member (858 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 11:03 PM
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4. Our county does
Edited on Tue Dec-09-03 11:04 PM by Sliverofhope
Which is also the county that leads in death penalty convictions. Yay for us.

Well, it was a nice idea, wasn't it?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 11:07 PM
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5. I'm originally from Texas and still have many relatives there.
So I do understand and wish you the best in your efforts to unseat that &%$#^@.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 12:00 AM
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6. I'm in Texas, but not in the right district to vote against DeLay, but ...
I met Morrison at the Dean rally, and pledged to him that I would give what I could in both time and money. If Democrats nationwide who realize that DeLay's influence is so much bigger than his little Texas district, would unite and support Morrison, I think we could have a fighting chance at kicking the bastard out.
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banana republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:11 AM
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7. RECALL THE SOB
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:14 AM
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9. I think so to.
He neesd to be removed. We have to give peopel an alternative. I hope Rich is the guy.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:13 AM
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8. Rich Morrison is a DUer
I am pretty sure about that. I am not sure what his name is here though.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:27 AM
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13. There was a thread about him awhile back
it sounded like he was a DUer, but when i read more closely, the poster was quoting right from the website... so I think the "I"s in the post were really "he"s.

Having said that, his website shows he's got the right message for DeLay's district - sort of a Carter Christian. Also a non-partisan message that still manages to attack Delay without sounding like an idealogue. He focuses on the real, districtwide problems with Delay's policies, moreso than the national scale of things. We could learn something about Texas from Morrison.

link: http://www.richardmorrisonfordistrict22.com/
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:17 AM
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10. Put our best and brightest on this one.
We have the skills to back Rich. Can some DUers help him out with advice, information, technology? Let's flex some DU muscle. We can help this guy with our skills (political and otherwise).
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 11:18 AM
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11. just posted an article from the Statesman re: DeLay
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 07:30 PM
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14. Kick
:kick:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-03 08:43 PM
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15. kick!
:kick:
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