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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:27 PM
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Poll question: Should Walt Starr run for Congress
Yes or no. No other choices in this poll.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:28 PM
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1. Go for it!
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:29 PM
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2. Can't hurt to try
I'm running for my city council next year. I think it's necessary for some of us to begin public service, so go for it.
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eeyore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:30 PM
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3. Where?
I voted yes, but I think it's important for us to know who you'll be running against. Either way...what the hell? We could use your certain je ne sais crois!
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:38 PM
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9. Illinois 13th
against Judy Biggert. I know at least one other person is seeking the nomination and I know nothing about him.

I might be a better volunteer for him.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:30 PM
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4. "Course you'll have to cover up your tree-worshipping,
Satanic paganism.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:32 PM
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5. Yes
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:36 PM
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6. Why?
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:36 PM
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7. Can you move to Denny Hastert's district? n/t
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:37 PM
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8. LOL, actually, we've been looking at developments there
:P
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:42 PM
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15. You'd be doing America a great service!
If we could send him off to spend more time with his family...

Hell, I think we'd all be willing to fund any relocation expenses ;)
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:40 PM
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10. Run, Walt, run!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:43 PM
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11. Oh hell yeah.... Why not!.......eom
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:09 PM
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12. If you have the stomach for it man, go for it!
It can be brutal, and heartbreaking, but if you don't run then you can't win. Hope you decide to go for it....
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:09 PM
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13. You been getting some exposure on the 'nets recently, Walt.
Billmon and I think Atrios mentioned your post at dKos. Capitalize on that exposure!

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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 PM
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14. Why the hell not?
Since you gave up smoking live hamsters, and apologized for stealing all of those frieght trains, what's stoppin you?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:48 PM
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16. Yes. By all means.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:04 PM
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17. I don't know much about that district
Other than it includes sections of western Chicago. My notes indicate the Democratic candidate got roughly 29% in 2002 and 35% in 2004. I have a notation that Gloria Anderson would probably run again. Regarding a potential Democratic primary challenger, you know nothing about "him" so I guess Gloria is out or has not decided. Looks like a district trending our way. The problem, as always, is financing and getting the DNC to fund a candidate and race that doesn't look obvious as top tier pickup opportunity. Best of luck in making this decision and the potential campaign. Bold moves are admirable and rewarding, regardless of the outcome.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:57 AM
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18. I would only suggest finding out what you can about any other Democrats
who might be running and find out who is backing them. Then make a decision from there.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 04:20 PM
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19. No, he turned the OJ Simpson trial into a circus.
n/t
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:57 PM
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20. Why Not?
Here's a suggested film to view in advance of your candidacy:

Man with a Plan
http://www.newenglandfilm.com/news/archives/98may/manpl...
Man with a Plan is the chronicle of 72-year-old farmer Fred Tuttle's race for Congress in his native Vermont. Why? He needs a job with health benefits that doesn't require experience. Besides, as Fred's campaign slogan asks, "Why not?"
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 08:14 PM
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21. No! His analysis of Air National Guard Medals will be held against him,
Big Time. The Swift Boaters will go at him for trying to prove Rather was correct. He's already been exposed. We don't want a fellow DU'er to have to suffer through that.

Plus he's already got alot of fame the last few days for figuring out that DeLay might have copped a plea.

Whiskey Bar's Billmon and others are alread working hard and that means the Freepers are alerted.

We can't have this kind of candidate running. We need weaker candidates so the Repugs won't bother. Starr has called too much attention to some issues...he will be a "trouble maker."

:D...Go for it Walt!
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:04 AM
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22. good luck if you do run!!!
just avoid hiring whoever did Alan Keyes' campaign!!!!
lol
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:11 AM
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23. Yes! Go for it! n/t
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:13 AM
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24. You certainly can do better than Gloria Andersen did!
In 2004:
--Judy Biggert (R) 65%
--Gloria Andersen (D) 35%
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:14 AM
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25. Please post a link in your sig so we all can donate.
if 1,500 of us give you 10 bucks that is 15,000!
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 11:03 AM
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26. What policies would you support?
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