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  •  We had a couple of advantages (1+ / 0-)
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    One, in NJ, we had a progressive State Chair who embraced Dean's 50-State Strategy to NJ--so each county had resources and staff to help with elections and GOTV. Plus, we had a strong progressive local community--I had 30-40 activists ready to go for my campaign in 2007.

    It's diminished since then, sadly. It's hard for movements to sustain themselves. All volunteer, little cash!!

    I wonder what Markos thought when he started this blog? Sure, come for the politics, but stay for the friendship and cat pics!

    by The Pollster on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:43:00 AM PDT

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    •  Yep. That's been my experience as well. (1+ / 0-)
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      And I think a lot of people's too. But I think worse is that the uphill climb really prevents a lot of otherwise really decent people who want to run from running. I get so sick of seeing uncontested GOP seats. Ugh.

      And I read an article not too long ago about how women are more cautious (read: realistic) when deciding to run for office or not. And that's a shame because women are usually quite active in their local communities...

      I'm hoping making these things available will help ease part of the decision making process and encourage Dems to get go in, even against well funded GOPers.

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