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  •  MA-05: Brownsberger implosion ongoing (11+ / 0-)

    From Blue Mass Group: he is cosponsoring a bill that would 'shred' contracts for teachers' unions. This after he came out for chained CPI (and as I mentioned earlier, Citizens United and Keystone XL).

    If anyone is interested, I recommend watching the candidate interview videos on Broadside with Jim Braude. Not because they are well-done, but because they offer a window into rhetorical style and issue priorities. After I watched all of them, Carl Sciortino became the clear choice in MA-05.

    18, polisci major, voting in MA-01. Democrats must stand up and become the party for all working people.

    by wmass progressive on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:48:34 AM PDT

    •  Sciortino seems like he'd be a great Congressman. (9+ / 0-)

      He's a solid progressive, and it's always phenomenal to have another member of the LGBT community in Congress.

      19, FL-07 (school), MD-07 (home). UCF junior, politically ambitious, and vocally liberal. "Still, where'd the lighter fluid come from?"

      by tqycolumbia on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 09:48:59 AM PDT

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    •  Just watched all those videos (5+ / 0-)

      and here's my opinion as an outsider:

      1) Brownsberger is a total empty suit, very robotic and from what you're telling me, way too conservative for the seat. I would not like him as

      2) Koutoujian totally looks a bit like Alec Baldwin, to start off. He seems like the "moderate" candidate in the race, and seems a "bread-and-butter" type. If it were a less liberal state, I think I'd like him as the nominee. Since it's Mass... we can do better. He'd be my 2nd choice.

      3) Katherine Clark... eeeh she seems like a bit of an empty suit as well. Is she the Emily's List candidate? Doesn't seem to have a lot of ideas. Forgettable.

      4) Spilka seems a bit better than Clark and Bronwsberger, but not that much. Animal rights isn't one of my big issues, and I just don't believe her when she says she can work with House Republicans (not that we can work with them at the moment, but the fact that her statement didn't seem believable out of context is troubling).

      5) I'm liking Sciortino. Very progressive, though his soft-spoken tone is distracting. I wouldn't want him yelling or anything, but show some passion! I do get a Ben McAdams vibe from him though, which is good. Ben McAdams in my state is one of my heroes. Sciortino would be my first choice.

      Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

      by Gygaxian on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 09:53:05 AM PDT

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    •  I like William Brownsberger's forums (0+ / 0-)

      Regardless of policy issues, having a message board on a campaign website seems like a brilliant move that I'd like to see more candidates adopt:
      http://www.willbrownsbergerforcongress.com/...

    •  Wasn't Brownsberger supposed to (0+ / 0-)

      be a quirky progressive?

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 03:13:05 PM PDT

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