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  •  Same with David Joyce in Oh-14 (2+ / 0-)
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    Very swingy district. Strong Democratic challenger. Left unprotected because it was held at the time of redistricting by the inexplicably popular Steve LaTourette who suddenly retired shortly before last year's election.

    Joyce voted yes. He'd probably have been tarred and feathered had he voted no. This one is our potential winner in Ohio. So the DCCC has of course chosen to focus on Oh-06, where the probably invulnerable Bill Johnson voted no. Thanks DCCC. You ALWAYS do the wrong thing, which is why my donations go to individual candidates.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:20:16 AM PDT

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    •  I saw LaTourette on TV (0+ / 0-)

      and he appeared quite reasonable.  Where is Ohio-14 located.

      I quit giving to the DCCC years ago just for the reason you cite.

      •  If you ever want to know where a House district is (0+ / 0-)

        just do a Wikipedia search.

        What's your beef with the DCCC, Heart?

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 11:51:51 AM PDT

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        •  I do know how to use (1+ / 0-)
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          Google for that purpose, but though anastasia p would respond immediately, and she didn't.

          My beef is similar to hers.  They often support candidates that I don't believe warrant it, and neglect others that do.  Of course, some of it is lost in overhead, too.

          I'd much prefer researching and giving to candidates I chose.  Generally ones I have met in person.

          •  That's a very legitimate point of view (0+ / 0-)

            I also contribute directly to candidates, rather than to the DCCC. However, I give the DCCC credit for being pretty effective, most of the time, in doing the job they set out to do: recruiting candidates who seem most likely to win and supporting incumbent Democrats and challengers in open seats or to Republican incumbents that they believe to be strong.

            Not everyone knows that Wikipedia has an article on every Congressional district, with a map. If you didn't, now you do.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 01:24:25 PM PDT

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          •  To add (0+ / 0-)

            Anastasia claims the DCCC "always" does the wrong thing, which is probably a hyperbolic expression of irritation, but if taken literally, is ridiculous and nonsensical, because even she would probably concede that they sometimes support the winning candidate in an election, including some Democrats she likes. What you're saying uses the word "often," so it's a more measured point of view. The word I'd use is "sometimes," keeping in mind that the DCCC is inherently a non-purist organization. And I'm glad it is, because especially in these times, when the Republicans are so extremist, the ideological and voting difference between a Democrat and a Republican in the House is vast, and much greater than the difference between two Democrats or two Republicans.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 01:29:30 PM PDT

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