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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,804 posts)
Mon Jul 10, 2023, 01:01 PM Jul 2023

Should "MAGA ADJACENT" candidates be allowed to run in Democratic primaries?


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2 (11%)
No
17 (89%)
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Should "MAGA ADJACENT" candidates be allowed to run in Democratic primaries? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2023 OP
Definitely not Mad_Machine76 Jul 2023 #1
Allowed? maxsolomon Jul 2023 #2

Mad_Machine76

(24,629 posts)
1. Definitely not
Mon Jul 10, 2023, 01:05 PM
Jul 2023

We have a big tent but not THAT big. We definitely don't want people running in our party who are allied with disreputable and known MAGA elements even if they have an occasional left-wing policy position.

maxsolomon

(33,819 posts)
2. Allowed?
Mon Jul 10, 2023, 01:11 PM
Jul 2023

If you call yourself a Democrat, you can run in a Democratic primary. You can be "MAGA-adjacent", you can be a Socialist, you can be an Anti-Vaxxer, you can be Anti-Abortion, you can be a 2nd Amendment Absolutist and run as a Dem.

You just won't get very far, in theory.

Joe Manchin is a Dem. Should he be ALLOWED to run as a Dem?

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