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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:01 PM
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My county votes tomorrow on whom to endorse
Tomorrow morning, at 10 AM, my county committee will gather to vote for which candidate (if any) should get the party line and endorsement in the February primary.

I have my preferred candidates (Kucinich and Richardson, in that order), and the one I never want to see get the nomination (you know who), but I think I'm going to sit out the debate. Besides, as party secretary I'll be too busy taking minutes to do much debating.

All I plan to do is introduce a motion first thing, which would require that any candidate, to get our endorsement and the line, will need a majority vote. It's too wide a field with too many good people vying for the nod to give it up for a simple plurality. If we can't agree to the point where more than half the committee is willing to back a single candidate, then we should just say we couldn't agree, and give no one the line.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:06 PM
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1. Our position is that neither the local party, nor officers in their capacity
as representatives of the party, do not endorse candidates in the primaries. Any primary.

Officers may work for particular candidates, serve as officials of their camapigns, but they may not represent their support as being an endorsement by the party.

It kind of makes sense to me. Otherwise, it puts the party in a position of pitting one Democrat against another.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:21 PM
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2. My thoughts exactly.
That's why I want majority consensus if anything is to be done.

If one candidate out of 8 can pull a majority, then they've probably earned the endorsement.
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