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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 02:13 PM
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US Navy Doctor To Challenge Leahy -- From The Left
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is on no one's list of vulnerable Senators in 2010. But an active duty Navy M.D. says he's ready to mount a serious challenge to the six term liberal. From the left. Daniel Freilich says he plans to formally announce his bid for Leahy's seat tomorrow in Wilmington, VT. We caught up with him this afternoon.

Freilich, 45, is an internist and infectious disease specialist for the Navy and has spent much of his military career in clinical medicine. Not surprisingly, much of his campaign message focuses on health care. Freilich is a single payer advocate and says that Leahy "bears some of the responsibility" for the idea's current DOA status in Washington as a "more than 30 year incumbent."

Overall though, Freilich praised the man he hopes -- however fleetingly -- to defeat for the Democratic nomination. "Traditionally, he's in the right direction" on most policy issues, Freilich said. "But not sufficiently so."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/us-navy-doct...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 02:18 PM
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1. Interesting!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 02:48 PM
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2. Very! I love that state. They have produced some great politicians.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 02:50 PM
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3. christ almighty.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 03:00 PM
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4. Well, he seems to have a good platform

Freilich to Challenge Leahy in Primary

Wilmington, Vermont - October 2, 2009

A Democrat plans to take on Senator Patrick Leahy in a primary for Vermont's U.S. Senate seat.

Daniel Freilich of Wilmington will announce next week. Freilich says he's running because he wants to fight poverty, pass universal health care and push for more green energy. He will have an uphill battle against Leahy but says he hopes his campaign will affect the public discussion.

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=11247158


Don't know why he has to run against Leahy though. He should move to some state where there's a DLC or BlueBalled piece of shit up for election and run against them.
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 03:13 PM
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5. Good luck Freilich, but we Vermonters are loyal to our incumbants.
Edited on Wed Oct-07-09 03:14 PM by SPedigrees
Go campaign against a blue dog in another state. Go where you're needed. We don't need your attempted vote splitting here.

Unfortunately that same loyalty has us saddled with a republican governor we may never be able to purge. Other side of the coin....
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