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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:52 PM
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Congressman Leonard Boswell, “Mr. Rural Iowa,” endorsed Hillary today..
Congressman Leonard Boswell, whose moniker is “Mr. Rural Iowa,” endorsed Hillary Clinton today.

The longest serving Iowa Congressman and his wife endorsed Hillary in part “because we want to win.”


"Boswell, who has served in Congress for the past decade and is a Vietnam veteran, praised Clinton for her 35 years of experience fighting for change. “Our next leader must have the vision and the know-how to make our country energy independent, bring healthcare to the uninsured and end the war in Iraq,” he said. “We need someone with the strength and experience to take on the toughest challenges. We need someone who’s got a lifetime record of getting results. I know just the person: my friend, Hillary Clinton.”

Boswell also called Clinton the most electable candidate in the race. “The country cannot afford for the Democrats to lose another election. There’s too much at stake. She’s the most qualified candidate and has the best chance at winning back the White House.“


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w5GG6tL4d8

Governor Kulongoski of Washington state Oregon also endorsed Hillary:

“At a critical time in our history, Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to restore hope and opportunity to working Americans and deliver the change America needs,” Kulongoski said. “No one is better equipped to repair the damage of the last seven years and repair our standing in the world.”

In a news conference today to announce the Boswell endorsement Hillary said

“I’ve been tested, I’ve been vetted.” “There are no surprises. There’s not going to be anybody saying, ‘I didn’t think of that, my goodness, what’s that going to mean?‘”

“Whoever we nominate will be subjected to the full force of the Republican attack machine, and I know that they know I know that and I have no illusions about what this race will entail,” Hillary said.


Hillary is also endorsed by the SEIU local unions in New York.

Hillary Clinton will pick up the backing of two giant regional SEIU locals based in New York, the health-care workers’ union 1199 and a big building-service workers union, Local 32BJ, a labor source says.


Their backing wasn’t automatic for the home-state Senator — Edwards courted both locals aggressively, and Obama nearly hired away a key political decision-maker within the union earlier this year — but the endorsements aren’t a surprise. The locals were key in preventing the national SEIU from endorsing Edwards.

In any case, they’re big players who spend a lot of money and energy on politics. Local 1199 has 300,000 members in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington D.C., and 32BJ has more than 100,000 members in six states and Washington D.C.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FGFeUIj-Cw
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:55 PM
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1. Great endorsements coming from IOWA and NY..
I guess some who are not new to the politics of presidential elections understand and agree, the vetting process is an important prerequisite for the election of Democrats.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:01 PM
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2. That's a strong endorsement.
k/r
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:38 PM
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3. Yes, I guess the "faux outrage" is backfiring on the Obamatrons..
that is except for 'bleeding hearts' Tweety and Scarborough bleating for poor Obama.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:51 PM
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6. I can't stand be around here these days.
The GD left wing has blind hatred of anyone who is not 100% just like them.
That is where this Hillary hatred is coming from.
It is the far left that will cost us this election again.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:55 AM
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15. Why on earth do you keep complaining about the left wing ????


That's twice now in this post alone, not to mention dissing lefties in QE's locked up thread.


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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:18 AM
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19. The Far Left is as bad as The Far Right, thats why.
They are the extremes of both Parties and their voting choices have never gotten anyone elected.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:03 PM
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23. the Hillaryites would rather the "far lefties" weren't allowed to vote.
But, alas...
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:42 PM
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4. Boswell is a Blue Dog Democrat
and we hope to run a real Democrat against him in the primary. That he supports Hill is no surprise since both are pawns of corporate interests.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:54 PM
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9. Plus, he's old and un-hip.
:sarcasm:
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:55 AM
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16. "The pawn of corporate interests".
I just love the purists!!!! They'll never win us the presidency, but you got to admire their zeal.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:02 PM
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22. Oh, yeah. The DLC is good at winning elections.
No, wait...
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:45 PM
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5. Woo hoo!
Go, Hillary, go!
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:01 PM
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7. This man is one of the most respected in Iowa. People will be
helped by his endorsement of HRC. Now I would venture to say Senator Tom Harkin will also throw his support behind HRC. This will be a lift for HRC as she goes intot he final 3 weeks and all the obama heads are rejoicing thinking it is all over but the shouting. uh huh

Ben David
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:20 PM
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8. Harkin's endorsement would be plum..
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 11:21 PM by Tellurian
seeing he was a close friend of Paul Wellstone.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:44 AM
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12. Which would make a HRC endorsement unlikely. nt
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:37 AM
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20. His endorsement didn't help Dean in '04. n/t
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:34 AM
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10. Boswell and Harkin endorsed Dean in the last Primary
and Harkin said he isn't endorsing anyone this time anyways.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:44 AM
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11. Harkin's a progressive. No way he endorses Hillary in the caucuses.
Boswell is a "centrist", completely DLC. A real frustration to Iowa progressives. His endorsement of Hillary doesn't surprise me.

I'm more interested in knowing who Braley or Loebsack will endorse.
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:40 AM
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21. Braley already endorsed Edwards.
I don't think Loebsack has endorsed anyone yet.
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Alamom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:10 AM
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17. Tom Harkin has said he will not endorse anyone prior to the Iowa caucuses. Ruth Harkin,

(his wife)a respected Democratic Activist in her own right, endorsed Hillary several months ago.






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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 07:16 AM
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18. Very shrewd of Harkin to fly under the radar with his wife's endorsement..
Meaning in plain sight, they are with Hillary!
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:40 AM
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25. He's not respected over here in Serene Eastern Iowa.
And I suspect Harkin will stay out of it. This sort of smugness is what makes some folks say "Screw all the above" and go support Ron Paul
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comradebillyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:51 AM
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13. Why how dare he endorse Hillary
Doesn't he know she just isn't kewl enough for the far lefties here who would rather vote for the guy who assiduously dodges key votes and avoids taking positions.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:53 AM
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14. Great endorsement, he's highly respected!!!! n/t
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:04 PM
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24. By whom?! nt
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