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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:40 PM
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Family Research Council PAC: We Would Support A Primary Against Olympia Snowe
I just spoke to Connie Mackey, president of the Family Research Council Action PAC, and she told me that if a conservative candidate were to emerge to run against Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in the 2012 Republican primary, FRC Action will back them.

"Well of course there is an audience that would love to see Olympia Snowe out of office, within the ranks of social conservatives, that's for certain," said Mackey.

A new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) found that a generic conservative challenger would lead the moderate Snowe in a Republican primary by a whopping 59%-31% margin.

"I think a couple years ago, we wouldn't have thought it was possible," said Mackey. "However, those numbers are interesting, and I think those numbers might just track the fact that a lot of Americans are waking up to the liberal policies, what they mean and how they're playing out. And it may be affecting her, with her votes for the stimulus, and breaking from her party. And we would like to see a conservative have a chance to remove her from office up there."

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:42 PM
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1. Maybe a progressive Democrat would emerge that could replace the republican /nt
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:50 PM
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2. Come on over, Olympia. We'd welcome ya!
Just remember, it's HCR that gets you in the door.
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Swede Atlanta Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 05:59 PM
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3. I think this could backfire on the Rs as it did in NY
There are definitely pockets of conservatism in the Northeast but I think social conservatives are mistaken thinking that running a Southern-style conservative in the likes of Maine would be a winning ticket.

It is true that Maine voters overturned a state law granting marriage equality but it wasn't a landslide (I believe 53%) and that was in response to the most despicable, hateful campaign of the Prop 8 pedigree.

I believe that Maine is a more conservative state than say Massachusetts but I believe that conservatism is a matter of degree and not measure.

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