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  •  According to Politico, Plouffe plans for POTUS, (15+ / 0-)

    FLOTUS, VP Biden and Bill Clinton to all campaign in MA for the Special election. Plouffe is saying that they arent going to make the same mistake as in 2010.

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:07:30 PM PST

    •  Trying to scare Brown out of even running... (4+ / 0-)
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      with these types of statements.  Brown has to be weighing his political future - he runs in the special and loses and his political career is over and he's not much use to any of the RW think tanks or boards since he's have relatively zero sway in Washington as a two year Senator.  

      Run in the special and win, he still then has to run again in 2014 - that's a lot of fundraising he has to do, not to mention the money he'd be looking for from special interests now, well they'd get little bang for their buck given he'd have to vote like he did the last 7-8 months in the Senate, with eyes on his 2014 campaign.  

      Also Coakley looks like she'll run for the Governorship in 2014, and Brown could relish the opportunity for a rematch there.  

      The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

      by Jacoby Jonze on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:30:54 PM PST

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    •  Hillary Clinton also hinted this may be (1+ / 0-)
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      the first campaign she'll stump for after she leaves her office.

      Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

      by KingofSpades on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:20:50 PM PST

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    •  They owe us that AT LEAST (1+ / 0-)
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      After setting up yet another statewide race so soon. A lot of people gave a lot of time as well as money for the Warren campaign. It is really early to be asking people to be giving up their weekends again to go knock on doors.

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