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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:31 AM
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On Long Island, Democrats Run Wild (MAJOR UPSETS)
How good a night was it for Democrats on Long Island?

Dennis Dillan, the 31-year reigning Nassau County District Attorney most known for his strick anti-abortion views, was ousted by newcomer Kathleen Rice.

County Executive Tom Suozzi, a rising Democratic star, gave more juice to his hinted-at campaign for governor by trouncing his GOP opponent Gregory Peterson by 20 points.

The Democrats held their lead in the Legislature in Nassau.

In Suffolk, the Democrats regained control of the legislature for the first time since 1976.

Now, for the first time in over 100 years, the Democrats control both the Nassau and Suffolk county executive seats, and both legislatures.

This is historic. This island, my island, used to be THE stronghold of the Northeast GOP. This is where Nixon campaigned to start his presidential run. This is where the heart of the Republican party existed in the State of New York for decades.

Now it is completely destroyed.

Tonight is a good night to be a Democrat on Long Island.

:)
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:33 AM
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1. Congratulations!
Great sign for the future!
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:36 AM
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2. Almost every Suburban county in the Northeast is going Democrat
It has been happening since Clinton won in 1992. Most major NYC suburban counties in the Tri-State area have been voting Democratic at the Presidential level since 1992 or 1996, and only now are starting to turn over at the local level. I think the reason is that liberal New Yorkers are moving out to these counties, and many moderate Republicans are getting disgusted with the rightward move by the National Republican Part.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:30 AM
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34. Bitter commuters with their SUVs.
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:49 PM
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49. It's not just gas.
Its also the corruption. Didn't the Republicans in Nassau bankrupt the county?
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:37 AM
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3. Wow, oh, what a night for DEM'S!!!
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:44 AM
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4. OMG I just got home and am reading the threads and I'm so THRILLED
What happened in the city? Ferrarro ran such a stupid campaign and he's such a bad candidate. Corzine ran a smart campaign - he linked Forrester to Bush constantly.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:48 AM
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6. the problem with running in NYC is
Unless the city is basically in chaos, voters aren't going to toss the incumbant out.

Bloomberg is seen as (at worst) harmless. Ferrer was seen as a career insider who just got the nomination because it was his turn and his time.

Personally, I think Anthony Wiener would have been a better candidate, but that's just me.

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:00 AM
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7. The incumbent just spent $65 MILLION OF HIS PERSONAL FORTUNE!
Ferrarro is a TERRIBLE candidate but I don't know if Bill Clinton could win against that much money. Well, Bill could win. But I can't think of anybody else.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 02:04 AM
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11. Does anybody know WHY Bill didn't run?
New Yorkers would have gone bananas over having Bill in that office!

And, it goes without saying....he would have been really good at it, too!


:kick: :kick: :kick:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:31 AM
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35. Uh, the man had heart surgery.
Also, he'd be a carpetbagger.

Bloomberg is local.
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PennyK Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:46 AM
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5. Wheeeeeeee!
And I can feel like I'm part of it...I did some phoning for my County rep, David Denenberg. But oh so wonderful to get rid of Dillon. Hey, Hey...Town of Hempstead's NEXT!
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:04 AM
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8. K&R for historic import!
Way to go, Lawn-Guy-Land Dems!

Damn. If the GOP can't win there, what's to happen to them nationwide? Could we be looking at a Democratic House?

If you need me, I will be in the closet digging for my Magic 8-Ball. I'm feelin' lucky tonight!

:kick:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:52 AM
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9. Yes!!!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:57 AM
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10. all over upstate catskill regions....DEMS WIN...cept in walkill
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 02:20 AM
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12. NO shit Suffolk COunty-- DEMS damn-- I used to live in Stonybrook
Edited on Wed Nov-09-05 02:21 AM by FogerRox
REPUBS :nuke:
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:51 AM
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22. Gave a quick run thtrough Newsday's website last night...
...WHOA MOMMA --- I was pleasantly surprised at how many "D"s came out on TOP. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 02:29 AM
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13. Great news! Congrats!
:kick: :kick: :kick:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 02:50 AM
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14. Long Island...You're a great example. We're trying to follow in VA!
:yourock:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 02:57 AM
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15. Looks like it's a good night to be a Democrat - just about EVERYWHERE!
Certainly seems to be turning out that way out here in CA.

Congratulations on a FABULOUS result! RICHLY deserved and LONG overdue!

:toast:
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Sleepless In NY Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 03:03 AM
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16. Congrats Long Island, NJ, Virginia, California, everyone!
What a great nite!
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 03:22 AM
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17. Wonderful news!
eom
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 03:39 AM
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18. Wow, Magic Rat, What great news!
Congratulations. What a turn around. I read your post three times. I can't believe it! Wow, just wow!
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 03:39 AM
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19. Now, Recall & Prosecute Peter "we'll take care of the counting" King
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PennyK Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:05 AM
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30. Just wait!
They told me at Denenberg HQ that he will challenge King next year. I met a woman there, Claudia Borecky, who had a very nasty run-in with him regardng Social Security issues. What a sh*t.
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The Judged Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 03:41 AM
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20. Good for you, Long Island!
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 04:35 AM
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21. First, Long Island; next, the Nation!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:00 AM
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23. Your post just gave me chills and thrills. Congrats Long Island!
Edited on Wed Nov-09-05 08:00 AM by Pacifist Patriot
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:08 AM
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24. our tide has definitely turned... n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:20 AM
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25. This is really good news. Good showing LI. n/t
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:35 AM
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26. LI Dems Surge
LI Dems Surge - that's the headline on the front page of Newsday today. The first time in history that both counties have Democratic supervisors. Crookhaven threw the bums out. Oh, crap..I have to leave for work. I wanted to go on about it.
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geekgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:48 AM
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27. WOW that is wonderful- we just moved from LI a few years ago
I remember all the Bush stickers all over the place in the 2000 election- but in the couple years after 9/11 I saw some shifts starting in the political bend. It is great to know the island is leaning democrat- I have some great friends there who certainly are!!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:52 AM
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28. After 100 years of losing public land to private interest on Long Island,
is there anything left to govern?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 08:56 AM
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29. I moved away because of the repukes...
I might not move back, can't afford to now, but it suddenly looks appealing LOL
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dennisnyc Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:18 AM
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31. Now can Dems take out Peter King?
He's such a wacko! Will he survive '06?
I don't find any Dem candidate announced against him though.
Is there one? or, why not?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:19 AM
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33. It will take an incredible campaign.
The dems have a serious voter disadvantage in that district.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:04 PM
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42. I would love that to turn into a national campaign.
I hate that fucker King.

I would love Dr. Dean to get behind ousting him.

A while ago a DUer posted a nasty exchange he had with King, who was worshipfully propping up Bush and being VERY derogatory to this DUer constituent.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:54 PM
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47. A lot of people here would.
Edited on Wed Nov-09-05 12:55 PM by Bleachers7
We need a solid candidate. We can go national with it.

That DUer was me.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:19 AM
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32. Dave Denenberg won with his largest margin ever. 67-32
Denenberg had some adversity this year and nasty challengers. He crushed them. It was HUGH!!!!!!111
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:33 AM
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36. Great news!
I think it was a great night for democrats nation-wide. Now - to keep it going.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:51 AM
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37. Don't forget that a Democrat also took the Supervisor's seat ...
in the Town of Brookhaven for the first time in about 30 years as well!

While the repukes controlled Brookhaven it has been so corrupt it is called Crookhaven
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Sacajawea Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:42 PM
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54. Brian Foley, the new Brookhaven Town supervisor...I voted for him!
Nearly everyone I voted for (all Dems, of course) won!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

And two Dems - both women - pushed out two incumbent pukes for places on the Suffolk County Family Court.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 09:51 AM
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38. I'm so thrilled to hear this!
I'm a native Long Islander (currently exiled in Westchester.) Might just have to move back! The sandy beaches! The pine barrens! The DEMOCRATS! Yay!
:woohoo:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 10:14 AM
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39. Great News! And it's these local elections our Dems and the Repugs are
going to be watching closely for "trends." Since 1976...that's amazing!

Thanks for the report.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 10:41 AM
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40. The town of Hempstead went with the GOP
but they were about the only ones in the whole county.

I was thrilled with Kathleen Rice's win for DA.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 10:43 AM
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41. Sweet report, Magic Rat !
All Hell's breakin' loose on The Island! :rofl: :applause:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:10 PM
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43. I'm so happy for you
And for all of us. We did pretty well in CA, too.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:16 PM
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44. Congratulations! And thanks for the history lesson...
This is great news for the Democratic Party!
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:42 PM
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45. yep
Edited on Wed Nov-09-05 12:43 PM by Lexingtonian
Republicans are being beaten back in upstate as well. Good news out of Ulster County (i.e. Catskills) on a similar level, etc.

Now it's on to state Senate seats. And booting that clown/whacko Peter King, whose reelections probably depended on the Nassau County Republican machinery to some substantial degree.

I lived in Brookhaven for a time in the Seventies. Dismal, and more so for the locals. Everything seemed run down or deteriorating and without a future and hopelessly depressed and unwilling and corrupt. Fire Island was the only good place to escape to within easy driving range. It's good to see/hear that things have turned around.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 12:47 PM
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46. Yup, That's HUGE!!! NYS Should Redistrict After the '06 Elections
Dems are going to control all of NY State in a BIG way after '06. A BIG way!

After we get the gov's mansion AND the State Senate Senate next year, it's time for NY to redistrict and take back some of those seats DeLay stole through redistricting in TX.
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:43 PM
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48. Here's the Newsday article
It's great, isn't it. People here are finally starting to wake up.
Now if only my repugnant Smithtown would smarten up. We'll get there, the tide is definitely turning!

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liover1...
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 04:09 PM
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50. I am elated!
As a former Long Islander, (Hofsra alumnus!) I'm absolutely blown away that Dems have taken over. This is incredible, and the best news yet from this election. As much as, or even more than any other election news, this is bad for the Republicans.
:toast: :bounce: :woohoo: :applause:

--IMM
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For PaisAn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 04:51 PM
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51. You better believe it!
This is huge! And VERY bad news for the repugnant ones.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:15 PM
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52. Dillon himself demonstrated against Planned Parenthood Clinics
You CANNOT have a DA, who is swore to uphold the law, demonstrating at anti abortion rallies. FINALLY, the public woke up.
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:29 PM
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53. thanks magic rat for some news from my old home town and county
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 10:57 PM
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55.  Congratulations to Kathleen Rice.! Go forth and conquer!
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