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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 07:20 PM
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I voted
There are about 1000 registered voters at my polling place. I voted @6:30 PM and I was 196 and there was 1 person voting the same time I was. I voted Sheeler and Lawless. I didn't unafiliate, so I voted in the Democratic primary. I had considered voting in the Republican primary, but I really wanted my votes to go toward Sheeler and Lawless. Even if neither of them wins, if they give a decent showing, Whitehouse might move a little to the left. Langevin is a lost cause. DINO, DINO, DINO.

C-Span 2 is going to be showing the election special from channel ten starting at, I think, 9:00. It's also a call in show, as far as I know. I think some people are going to be caught unaware if Laffey wins. And if Laffey wins, it's only going to be because the independents voted Laffey specifically to get him as the candidate against Whitehouse. He's going to be a puffed up little banty rooster if he wins, and he'll be the insufferable prig he is, but he's got no chance in the general.

People like Chafee, they don't like Laffey. I'm talking on a personal level.

My sister and her husband, former republicans, have never unafilliated, so they voted in the Republican primary. They both voted Laffey with the intention of getting him into the general so Whitehouse would have an easier time. They are both actually working on the Whitehouse campaign-- after being republicans (in the chafee style, not the Santorum style) their entire lives.

I think this is going to be a close race, but I think Laffey has a shot. And I *hope* that's not just wishful thinking on my part. We'll find out in a little over two hours.

If Laffey gets the R nomination, the DNC will save a lot of money in RI. If Chafee gets the nom, RI is going to be a tough fight.

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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:29 PM
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1. "Whitehouse might move a little to the left. Langevin is a lost cause."
That's why I believe it was an absolute necessity for us to push Langevin out in favor of someone else for RI's US Senate seat. This is RI, not PA. To have another anti-choice Dem be the nominee for this crucial seat would be reprehensible. I only wish those from the Keystone State who want as many pro-choice Dems to win as possible would take 3 months off from work and come to the Ocean State to try their best to get Sheldon Whitehouse elected instead of bad-mouthing Casey back home.

I am now almost beginning to understand why NARAL Pro-Choice, at the very least, endorsed Lincoln Chafee so early in the game. Not sure about the other {progressive} ones that gave Lincoln their endorsement, though...
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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:54 PM
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2. Langevin
Langevin is in the house. There is no Republican running for his seat. He's going to win the dem nom in a landslide. he needs to go, IMO. Not only is he anti-choice, but he's a DINO in many other aspects as well.

neither of RI's reps are progressives.
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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:29 PM
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3. I'm aware that Langevin is in the house...
but he was being thrown about as a US Senate candidate and his polling was going to have beaten Chafee, except that he was anti-choice, so bloggers, NARAL Pro-Choice and NOW alike all worked together to convince Dems he was not the right candidate even if Chafee held a slim lead over Whitehouse or Brown.
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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:38 PM
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4. Ahhhh
I didn't know that was what you meant.

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woldnewton Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 10:13 PM
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5. "Now you know..."
"and knowing is half the battle!" (Forgive me, my Netflix rental of G.I. Joe, the Movie, just came in the mail today.) :P
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