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  •  Isn't that what Alan Grayson did? (2+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, Vetwife
    It does make sense that if the GOP beat a Dem incumbent in this election it's unlikely we're going to win that seat back ...
    Not everyone is Alan Grayson, of course, but I don't think you should set your parameters too tight at the beginning.

    I really like this early call to action!!

    "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

    by glorificus on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:51:58 AM PST

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    •  Grayson ran in a new district (0+ / 0-)

      They created a new mainly Hispanic district so Grayson had that seat  won once he won the primary. He should keep that seat as long as he wants.
      The house is so gerrymandered I don't see a way for to many more gains short of the republicans continuing it's major obstruction. we also have the problem of democrats not voting in non presidential elections.

      •  Fired up, and ready to go. (2+ / 0-)
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        glorificus, blueisland

        RE: "we also have the problem of democrats not voting in non presidential elections."

        So, let's work on that. I think, in part, that is what Chocolate Chip is trying to say. Let's keep working, and do what we can to get out the vote in the next election.

      •  2020 (1+ / 0-)
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        glorificus

        I hope we don't have to wait until the 2020 redistricting to have a shot at this thing again...

        admittedly 2014 looks like a long shot right now with it being an off year and how hard it is for us to get our people out in mid-terms... but it's worth a shot!

        2016 seems like a real possibility if Obama ends his term with high popularity and we really steamroll the presidential election.

        ...

        but 2 years is a long time in politics ... let's set ourselves up for the possibility to take advantage of things if they fall our way... target those GOPers we can beat early ... and then get the job done.

        •  Did you see the piece on Patty Murphy? (0+ / 0-)

          She accepted an "impossible task" and triumphed.

          I find it hard to believe a bunch of women* can't do as well or better!

          *and our male colleagues (which may include you)

          "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

          by glorificus on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:29:10 AM PST

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    •  I agree glorificus and we need to not let (1+ / 0-)
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      the roots of the grassroots go dry.  We need to hit some of these governorships hard right off the bat.  SCOTT has to go..Jail I hope but gone would be a vast improvement.  We need better Dem leadership down here in Florida at the state level.  The people of Florida got this done and not the Dem party of Florida.   They are too timid and have cowered to the tea party.  We need some strong leadership and we need to start RIGHT NOW.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:34:04 AM PST

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    •  Grayson moved to a more Dem friendly district... (1+ / 0-)
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      blueisland

      Unfortunately Dan Webster (who he lost to in 2010) won again... although it was close and I think we can get Webster in 2014!

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