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    phillies, LordMike

    I voted against the open primary, or run-off, measure for exactly this reason.  I don't see the benefit, at all.  It discourages candidates from running and actually puts more pressure on the party structure to control who runs for office.  The more disciplined party will be favored, and "rogue" candidates will be shunned and brought down, regardless of whether or not they're viable candidates.

    I'm proud of our new more democratic redistricting process, but not so much of the run-off system.

    "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

    by La Gitane on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 02:32:56 PM PDT

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