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  •  I had been giving a little money (12+ / 0-)

    each month to both the DSCC and the DCCC, then I got tired of them running Dems that weren't really Dems... the Blue Dogs.

    So, I changed to a group that only contributes to Progressive candidates....  Geez, why can't I think of the name at the moment...  

    ACTBLUE - yeah, that's it.

    Until both the DCCC and the DSCC start running to the Left or Moderately Left candidates, they can forget my money.  Act like a Dem or caucus with the R's (like some did).

    -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

    by MarciaJ720 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:15:47 AM PDT

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    •  Me too. Not a penny to DSCC or DCCC (2+ / 0-)
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      Monitor78, bartcopfan

      They have been flooding my emailbox with appeals.  But not a cent to them.  And I'm waiting to make sure some of the new folks we progressives supported stay progressive in their votes.  Not all do.  I will look at their voting records before sending anything this time.

      America needs a UNION NEWS channel. We (unions) have the money, we have the talent. Don't buy 30 second time slots on corporate media, union leaders; fund your own cable news channel and tell the real story 24/7/365

      by monkeybrainpolitics on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:24:34 PM PDT

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    •  I used to be like that (2+ / 0-)
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      jncca, samddobermann

      But in 2010, I became a campaign staffer and was sent by the DCCC/DSCC to a very blue dog district.  The rural, conservative districts (like the ones I was in in 2010 and 2012 are only winnable for the Democrats if a Blue Dog is on the ticket.  If a candidate ran as a progressive, he/she would be DOA.  

      I'd rather have a Blue Dog that votes with the Democratic Party 85% of the time than a Republican who votes with us 0% of the time.

      The Blue Dog casualties are why we lost Congress in 2010.  Being in two of their districts gave me a newfound appreciation for them.  If Democrats want to make advances in rural America and in the South, we need blue dogs.  (Note, if the race were in say, San Francisco, I'd want a progressive).  

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