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  •  Sadler's 40% came without virtually ANY (11+ / 0-)

    advertising or campaigning outside the televised debates, where he went after Teabagger Ted Cruz with direct and blunt language, even calling him a "Troll" at one point.  

    Unfortunately, the Democratic Party really didn't put a lot of effort into finding strong candidates or investing money in a strong statewide organization in order to counter the Republicans.

    It was originally thought that Dave Dewhurst, Republican, Rich, Very Rich, would win the nomination for Senate and would be unstoppable by Dems. So, they basically didn't try.

    Instead, a teabagger beat establishment candidate Dewhurst.  The Dems could have really done some damage with advertising dollars and organization if that was ready.   They could have had a shot at the seat if they revealed who Ted Cruz really was.

    As it is, with very little campaigning at all, Sadler got 40%.  Not shabby, given the circumstances.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:19:33 PM PST

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    •  "Democratic Party here could have done more" (8+ / 0-)

      ...and the national party and the DSCC could have cared a whit, rather than ignoring the race, and Sadler might have had a much better showing.  Absolutely right, both teknohed and YucatanMan.

      sigh  There's always the 2014 "Big" John Cornyn race.  And Congressional contests, every 2 years, whether we need it or not!

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:41:45 PM PST

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    •  Yep, I saw Cruz (2+ / 0-)
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      advertising everywhere... don't recall seeing a single commercial for Sadler.

    •  I saw both debates and really enjoyed the troll (2+ / 0-)
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      comment from Sadler in their first contentious debate.  The moderators were terrible and very biased though.  The lack of further debates was disheartening.  I was pretty upset with the local Dem organization and let them know it in no uncertain terms.  

      You can't find the right road when the streets are paved. - Bob Marley

      by teknohed on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:47:40 PM PST

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      •  Wasn't it the WFAA anchor "moderator" who was (3+ / 0-)
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        practically kissing Cruz while slurring Sadler?  I saw that one and was utterly appalled.  

        But then, he works for WFAA, who is owned by Belo whose board and owners are full on right-wing fat cats.  So, he was 'only' protecting his job.  

        But jeez.... for a "news" organization to have such an utterly biased "reporter" really does stink.  Shows some of what we're up against in Texas.

        Belo insists on peddling their rightwing crap in blue Dallas county.  Not bright businessmen, as every Democrat I know has cancelled their newspaper subscription. (Dallas Morning News is also owned by Belo.)  

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:03:29 PM PST

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        •  You are absolutely right. Sadler was treated (1+ / 0-)
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          unfairly while Ted Cruz was allowed to freely spew.  I'd forgotten the particulars of the Belo and WFAA relationship.

          You can't find the right road when the streets are paved. - Bob Marley

          by teknohed on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:21:04 PM PST

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