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  •  Progressives should focus on state-level (8+ / 0-)

    races - governor and legislators. A 50-state strategy at the state and local level. Face it, Clinton is going to be the Dem nominee. Better to put energies into state and local races - that would help turn the U.S. congress more blue in 34 states.

    •  This is the only way to go (3+ / 0-)
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      Capturing governorships doesn't matter if the state legislatures have supermajorities of Rethugs. It's already happening;  Dem govs veto ridiculous laws and the veto gets overridden.

      2010 was not a fluke, the Rethug plan for that  goes back to the 80's. They captured local races and provided themselves with a future platform and a bench of candidates for higher offices.  And does anyone think it was a fluke that it happened in a year that determined redistricing? Dems have to overcome 30 years of Republican local activism in order to have a chance of restoring democracy to state races.

      You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia".

      by yellowdog on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:22:57 AM PDT

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      •  Yup. In reality, (0+ / 0-)

        2012 state Republicans DID "romp" to victory in Missouri despite re-election of Democratic governor, er, what's his name? Oh, yeah, Nixon - sorry but you never hear about him doing anything. The legislature is locked with deep red Republican supermajorities and nothing that Nixon says or does is going ANYWHERE without the blessing of the wingnuts.

    •  On a state level, the GOP's agenda should be self- (1+ / 0-)
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      -defeating.

      It's there where the vicious narrowness of the Party's social and economic policies is most evident. We need to make it obvious and offensive to voters.

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:51:42 AM PDT

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