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2016 Postmortem

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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 11:09 PM Aug 2013


We WON tonight in a special state senate election in a VERY swing district. Up until 2010, the seat had been held by the Republicans since '74. The Dem incumbent left to take a new job out of state. The TeaBagger Gov. Paul LePage set the election with only five weeks to campaign. The Dems put up their County Chair Eloise Vitelli, a former teacher, schoolboard member, and who works for an advocacy organization for women and the underprivileged. Lots of experience with job creation work for working class and low income folks. Good progressive.

Good turnout for a late summer special election. I helped with GOTV calls and made a donation.

Close but a good 3% win in a very purple district against a very well known RePub.

A real repudiation for the Repubs and our whacko TeaBagger gov LePage.

TOUCHDOWN ! Now we need to take back the governorship and increase our leads in the legislature next year.

Spot on campaign up here for this. The local Dems and state party did a great job.

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Kudos! pinto Aug 2013 #1
Thanks. This is a sweet one. RBInMaine Aug 2013 #4
CUE THE VONAGE THEME! rocktivity Aug 2013 #2
Thanks ! RBInMaine Aug 2013 #5
Good News Indeed!!! Rock on, Maine! lastlib Aug 2013 #3
Thanks. We have a great Dem running against "fat ass". That guy is NUTS ! RBInMaine Aug 2013 #6
--and so well-loved, from everything I've seen...... lastlib Aug 2013 #7
PPP Poll just released has 62% of Maine voters calling him "an embarrassment". RBInMaine Aug 2013 #8
Congratulations and thanks for doing your part. freshwest Aug 2013 #9
Not my district, but did what I could along with some others from my area. Thanks. RBInMaine Aug 2013 #11
Outstanding! progressoid Aug 2013 #10
Feels like we're gaining momentum vs. the baggers. Snarkoleptic Aug 2013 #12
District by district, town by town, let's take our country forward. mountain grammy Aug 2013 #13
Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Vitelli! nt silvershadow Aug 2013 #14
Bravo! FreeBC Aug 2013 #15
Props RB and Props to MAINE! Cha Aug 2013 #16
Thank you! n/t zentrum Aug 2013 #17
Congrats! tofuandbeer Aug 2013 #18
Most excellent news Iwillnevergiveup Aug 2013 #19
WooHoo! onestepforward Aug 2013 #20
Congrats and thanks for sharing the good news. SleeplessinSoCal Aug 2013 #21
Way to go! ellie Aug 2013 #22
Wow, awesome. AgingAmerican Aug 2013 #23
Congratulations!! Sunlei Aug 2013 #24
Good going, RBin Maine!!! BlueMTexpat Aug 2013 #25
Huge K&R, and gynormous thanks to you! nt riqster Aug 2013 #26
What great news! democrank Aug 2013 #27
Salute to you and to Maine. blm Aug 2013 #28
Alright! gopiscrap Aug 2013 #29
Hooray for you and Maine! wryter2000 Aug 2013 #30
Congratulations, and good job! n/t jtuck004 Aug 2013 #31
Congrats to Eloise Vitelli!! golfguru Aug 2013 #32
Congratulations, Maine! graywarrior Aug 2013 #33
Great work Maine! DontTreadOnMe Aug 2013 #34
Three donkey-kick cheers for Maine! DinahMoeHum Aug 2013 #35
Congratulations!! Eleanors38 Aug 2013 #36
That is truly good news! kentuck Aug 2013 #37
K&R Stellar Aug 2013 #38
Maine State Senate: 19 Dems, 15 GOP, 1 Indie. Looking good :) Tx4obama Aug 2013 #39
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