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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:35 PM

BREAKING: Democrat Margaret Good has flipped a Florida House seat


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Reply BREAKING: Democrat Margaret Good has flipped a Florida House seat (Original post)
RandySF Feb 13 OP
BigmanPigman Feb 13 #1
TomSlick Feb 13 #2
bearsfootball516 Feb 13 #3
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #43
NewJeffCT Feb 14 #44
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #49
beachbum bob Feb 13 #4
ornotna Feb 13 #5
DoctorJoJo Feb 14 #40
YessirAtsaFact Feb 13 #6
bearsfootball516 Feb 13 #9
YessirAtsaFact Feb 13 #19
bluestarone Feb 13 #7
Wounded Bear Feb 13 #8
msongs Feb 13 #10
Geechie Feb 13 #11
MaryMagdaline Feb 13 #12
Drahthaardogs Feb 13 #13
Cha Feb 13 #14
mcar Feb 13 #15
Roland99 Feb 13 #16
Va Lefty Feb 13 #17
Stallion Feb 13 #18
Cobalt Violet Feb 13 #20
LBM20 Feb 13 #26
DinahMoeHum Feb 13 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 13 #22
SWBTATTReg Feb 13 #23
LBM20 Feb 13 #24
Stinky The Clown Feb 13 #25
efhmc Feb 13 #27
BootinUp Feb 13 #28
hay rick Feb 13 #29
BreweryYardRat Feb 13 #30
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 14 #52
BlueDog22 Feb 13 #31
orangecrush Feb 13 #32
downeastdaniel Feb 13 #33
Blue Owl Feb 13 #34
voteearlyvoteoften Feb 13 #35
Upthevibe Feb 13 #36
oasis Feb 13 #37
Beacool Feb 13 #38
lpbk2713 Feb 13 #39
Sophia4 Feb 14 #41
DangerousRhythm Feb 14 #42
raging moderate Feb 14 #45
NCTraveler Feb 14 #46
Pacifist Patriot Feb 14 #47
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:38 PM

1. Yippee!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:40 PM

2. Go team!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:41 PM

3. This is a great sign for the BLUE WAVE 🌊🌊

A traditionally Republican district that she just won by a comfortable 8-point margin.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:16 AM

43. Turnout was half of 2016

despite Lewendowski showing up to rally the troops. Reportedly there was a surge of GOP voters on election day, but goes to show the Trump "base" showing up isn't enough against a motived opposition.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:05 AM

44. Don't special elections typically

have even lower turnout rates - like 25-30% of presidential election year turnout?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #44)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:36 AM

49. Usually, yes, but in some cases there's a lot

of voter interest. Evidently such was the case here.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:42 PM

4. more good news for democrats as more conservative seats are flipped

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:43 PM

5. Great news

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Response to ornotna (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:20 AM

40. And GOOD news, too!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:45 PM

6. Trump may have cost the repugs votes from educated white women for the foreseeable future

Was this a suburban district?

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:47 PM

9. It is.

We saw the same thing in the Virginia Governor's race, white suburban women came out in droves to vote for Northam in defiance of Trump. The trend is continuing across the country.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:51 PM

19. So cool-its hard to effectively suppress turnout in areas like that

Because both parties would lose votes

BTW I live in Richmond.

Id like nothing better than sending Dave Brat home this fall.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:46 PM

7. sign of things to come

AWESOME!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:47 PM

8. Will take all the wins we can get...



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:49 PM

10. good news. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:59 PM

11. Woohoooo!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:10 PM

12. I don't live in her county but I spoke to her

And contributed. She was on point and told me the importance of flipping the seat. I had the credit card out before she finished. Good win!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:14 PM

13. Thank God the women have sense!

Bring us home ladies!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:15 PM

14. She did it! Good on ya, Good!

YAY!Thank you, RSF

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:21 PM

16. Wooooooooo!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:27 PM

17. Great news!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:46 PM

18. A Woman's Place is in the Home--Err-House

as we follow these flips from the DLCC you can't help but notice so many are women.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:58 PM

20. A blue wave is coming!

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Response to Cobalt Violet (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:38 PM

26. MAKE SURE it DEFINITELY comes by having strong candidates and strong focused campaigns.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:59 PM

21. Sister District Project lent a hand for Good's campaign.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:05 PM

22. HALLLLL!! LAAAAAAAYY!!YYYYYY!! LOOOOOO!! YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:11 PM

23. One more nail in the coffin for the GOP

Keep on 'trucking'!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:26 PM

24. GREAT ONE! The R's REALLY wanted to save this one and guess what. Kaboom! This loss SCARES THEM!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:30 PM

25. I say with admiration and respect, maybe the "blue" wave will really be a PINK wave!

Woman Power!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

27. Heard this term today for the first time

on Sirius progress. Great to hear.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:51 PM

28. Finish Them! nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 PM

29. Our county party held 5 phone banking events for Margaret.

New FDP Chair, Terrie Rizzo, got a lot of people engaged. The big blue bus is rolling through Florida...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 PM

30. For those not from the area...

... Mrs. Good's opponent was James Buchanan, the son of the local U.S. House rep, Vern Buchanan.

The elder Buchanan is grossly corrupt, even by Republican standards.

Who knows what vile grifts he could have pulled off if he'd had his brat in the State House?

Everyone unfortunate enough to be stuck in this right-wing shithole owes Mrs. Good our sincere thanks.

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Response to BreweryYardRat (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:20 AM

52. Please do not call Florida a shithole.

Some of us like it quite fine here, despite the politics. thank you very much.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:02 PM

31. Nice

Awesomeness. This is a nice winning streak we are on.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:13 PM

32. Kick and Rec!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:14 PM

33. I say, Margaret, well done.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:29 PM

34. T'sal Good!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:29 PM

35. Fan Effin Tastic

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:02 PM

36. Most excellent!

Good news...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:04 PM

37. Way to go Dems!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:37 PM

38. Congratulations!!!

Chip away at Republican seats.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:41 PM

39. Outstanding.



This is good news. I hope the voters are fed up with the rethugs and their dirty politics.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:01 AM

41. This is wonderful!

Good for Margaret Good!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:10 AM

42. Encouraging!

This is such excellent news!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:46 AM

45. DU Rec.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:56 AM

46. Big news.

The person who held this seat was an up and comer in the Republican Party. A lot of people had eyes on Miller. She resigned without warning claiming she needed more time to be a mother. She was less than halfway through her first term. She wanted to spend time at home with her children, run a growing business, and be a legislator. Time constraints were known ahead of time.

Miller was actually run out of town by Republicans. This is their own doing. She was criticized by Rick Scot publicly, they screwed her over on committee assignments(kicked her off), and made it clear they just wanted her for a vote.

Buchanan actually was going for another state house seat when he decided to run for this one. Pretty interesting that he even had the option.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:59 AM

47. This has to have made my opponent rather nervous.

My house district has a bigger gap between registered Democrats and Republicans, but that appears to be closing and may be quite similar by the time the election rolls around.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:17 AM

48. Love it!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:12 AM

50. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:18 AM

51. Boom 💥

Very encouraging news...we needed it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:08 PM

53. Great News

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:15 PM

54. Great news! nt

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