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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-13-11 02:09 AM
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1. I'm not sure the MDP should be - at least right now.
Edited on Sat Aug-13-11 02:10 AM by UrbScotty
I would agree with what this person said on Michigan Liberal:

I think getting the smaller-scale recalls on the ballot SHOULD be grass-roots driven. Party involvement in recall petition-signing efforts sets a dangerous precedent.

However, once say, Kurt Damrow or Paul Scott are on a recall ballot? I think the MDP should put some resources there. Send an organizer or two to coordinate efforts with the local party, local labor and grassroots groups.

Keep in mind how the process works in Michigan versus in Wisconsin: There, after petitions are filed, they move right into having a primary, then a general, election. Here, petition filing is followed by a vote on whether to actually remove the person from office, followed three months later by a primary, followed three months later by a general election.

I would add that, as a dues-paying MDP member, I sure don't want the Party spending scarce resources on things that have a small chance of succeeding. We have plenty of elections to win next November - and our money would be better spent on that. If we had the Koch brothers or the DeVoses on our side, then maybe we could afford it.
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