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  •  De Blasio was a longshot (3+ / 0-)
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    DownstateDemocrat, geoneb, JBraden

    and was considered an also ran candidate by most of the media.  He was far behind Quinn, Weiner, and Thompson.  So he had to take some bold risks, and did.

    It sort of reminded me of a little known longshot candidate in Illinois in 2003 who took a gamble by speaking out against the then uber popular war in Iraq...

    •  Or a certain longshot candidate from Middleton, WI (1+ / 0-)
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      JBraden

      ...who ran funny TV ads and railed against negative campaigning by two Democratic primary challengers, one of which was a well-connected politician and the other of which was a self-funding businessperson, in a U.S. Senate race in 1992.

      My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

      by DownstateDemocrat on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 09:40:03 PM PDT

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