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irisblue

(33,114 posts)
4. I'd listened to a radio article about the Democratic Party
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:51 PM
Nov 2018

failures in Missouri. It sounded like the split is going to be long lasting.

Revanchist

(1,375 posts)
12. I'm not local
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:00 PM
Nov 2018

It would be nearly impossible for a non-local (a damn Yankee at that!) Who doesn't attend church to win here. Need to find qualified candidates who fit the area.

apnu

(8,765 posts)
10. I had the same thing on my ballot but it was Democrats
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:55 PM
Nov 2018

Because I'm in Chicago and the GOP here is a joke. My local reps, all, were running unopposed. Same for key state positions (sheriff, Sec. of State, Comptroller etc)

octoberlib

(14,971 posts)
11. My mother in SC said there were a couple of state
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:55 PM
Nov 2018

commissioners , like agriculture,that were unopposed but every other office had a Dem challenger. This is an improvement for South Carolina.

mcar

(42,534 posts)
13. For the first time in a long time
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:02 PM
Nov 2018

We had only one unopposed R on the ballot. FL Dems have worked hard to make sure races were competitive this cycle.

herding cats

(19,569 posts)
14. I had a handful of local races and one judge.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:05 PM
Nov 2018

Sheriff and some county seats, but nothing big. Most, for the first time, had opposition! It felt good.

ck4829

(35,110 posts)
15. There were 2 of those on my ballot, both Republicans
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:08 PM
Nov 2018

County engineer and local judge... there should be the option for write-ins all across the board.

Hayduke Bomgarte

(1,965 posts)
16. I had two goops running unopposed
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:17 PM
Nov 2018

I used the write in space and voyed for Alec Baldwin and Pee Wee Herman.

Over the years, I've spent write in votes for such luminaries as Popeye, Whoopi Goldberg, even Jeffrey Dahmer once.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
19. I had two unopposed when I early voted, both republicans.
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:36 PM
Nov 2018

I live in a red county that is moving toward purple. Hospitals, healthcare and the police forces are the biggest employers in the area. The ratio of government to other workers is the highest that I have seen anywhere. I own my business and I have two brothers that are business owners, one deals some with government agencies.

The problem in my county is the lack of high tech businesses like biotech or even medical research facilities, all of that is in Gainesville, which is bright blue politically. If my county had more knowledge based businesses, I believe that it would become blue due to a higher percentage of educated people that have science backgrounds.

corbettkroehler

(1,898 posts)
20. Another Tom Perez Failure
Tue Nov 6, 2018, 04:56 PM
Nov 2018

At least Bernie eviscerated the influence of super delegates for 2020.

I want Howard Dean screaming about the 50-State Strategy for the next 6 months. With him as chairman, these inexcusable gaps would be plugged!

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