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  •  It is time to put billions of campaign funds (7+ / 0-)

    into the state legislatures. The amount of power of the local politics is reflected in the fact that Americans voted for Dems and got Repubs in the House. The level of corruption and extremism that can take place in local government, because of small voting bodies and districting, is far greater than at the statewide and federal level. Republicans have known and invested in state elections and organizations like ALEC for years. I know of no such thing on the national Dem level, who ignored "all politics is local," and only were recently redeemed through the 50 state strategy.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:07:58 AM PST

    •  WI Dems are implementing the 72-county strategy (7+ / 0-)

      Here's a couple of links: This one is where you can donate money to support the 72-county strategy, and this one is where you can read an official PDF explaining the Wisconsin Democrats' 72-County Strategy.

      Nice to see that Mike Tate finally got his head out of the sand...perhaps Lori Compas showing up out of nowhere to get a recall petition on Scott Fitzgerald taught him a lesson.

      Friend of the Wisconsin Uprising from East Central Illinois! IL-15

      by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:46:11 AM PST

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      •  yes, and this is a good start... but their funding (4+ / 0-)

        is laughable compared to the opposition. Chump change, really. So shmuelman's comment is still right on the mark - the national party needs to step up the game and help the locals. This is the only way to win - multiple levels and robust organizing.

        Our little groups, as with most of the recall grassroots, are entirely self-funded. On one hand, I wouldn't want OLB to be beholden to larger institutions. On the other hand, I think of what we could do with some "no strings attached" funding!

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