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With about two months until the May 2014, yes, Democratic Candidate Branko Radulovacki is still in the race and continuing to be on the campaign trail.  Certainly he is not deterred by the continued attention devoted to the "presumptive Democratic Nominee" for U.S. Senate in Georgia, Michelle Nunn.

Tuesday, March 4th, Radulovacki will be meeting with the Whitefield County Democrats at their monthly meeting in the evening in Dalton, GA.  Details are as follows:

On Tuesday, Mar. 4th — Dalton. The Whitefield County Democrats welcome Dr. Rad to their monthly meeting from 6:30-9:00pm at 214 Frederick Street, Dalton, GA 30721. Dr. Rad will discuss the U.S. Senate race and issues facing Georgians. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Here's our recent interview with Branko Radulovacki as well as a video of him fired up at  the recent Georgia Municipal Association Mayors' Day Conference:

Here's Dr. Rad on the issues.

Should also point out:  Dr. Rad is very communicative on Twitter.

If you want to get involved in Dr. Rad's campaign, here are the necessary links:

Radulovacki for U.S. Senate:





Branko Radulovacki or Michelle Nunn?

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  •  Diary images (1+ / 0-)
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    Top: Paul Braun (R)
    Second: Phil Gingrey (R)
    Third: Jack Kingston (R)

  •  If you want a chance to win. (3+ / 0-)

    Vote for Nunn.

    •  No kidding (0+ / 0-)

      This diary is, I'm sorry to say, a waste of electrons. Why promote no-name candidates who will lose, lose badly, and, thankfully, lose to far better candidates?

      TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D)

      by Le Champignon on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:33:40 PM PST

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      •  So you support Bill Flores in TX-17? (1+ / 0-)
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        Major fail.

        •  Major fail is.. (1+ / 0-)
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          supporting an unelectable primary challenger against an A-list Democrat who can win (Michelle Nunn) and equating any criticism of that with supporting a Republican.

          Bill Flores has no challengers worth speaking about. Michelle Nunn is the only challenger in GA worth discussing. Dr. Whatshisface would get creamed by anyone the Republicans nominate in Georgia. Do you want the Senate or do you want purity? You can't have both.

          TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D)

          by Le Champignon on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 07:59:15 PM PST

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          •  You establishment guys/gals are amazing (1+ / 0-)
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            The diarist is promoting a Democrat, one who supports Obamacare. It's strange enough that a site founded on the premise of "crashing the gate" is joining the coronation of Mrs. Clinton, but now you expect everyone to fall in lockstep behind the establishment candidates for Congress.

            And of course when you don't have an intelligent argument, play the tired "purity" card, though how it applies in this instance even you will have trouble explaining.

            FWIW if Michelle Nunn is all that, she won't have a problem with the primary. If she can't defeat the good doctor, then she wouldn't win the general. One doesn't need to be a political expert to figure that out.

            A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

            by slatsg on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 01:58:11 PM PST

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            •  Never said she wouldn't (1+ / 0-)
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              But again, it's a waste of effort to promote people who can't win. Nunn can win because of her famous last name. It doesn't matter if she supports Obamacare (she does), or any other pet issue on this forum. If you want someone who believes in evolution, vote for Nunn. If you want someone who thinks the Big Bang and embryology are lies from the pit of Hell, by all means vote for Dr. Nobody.

              And saying it's a "card" doesn't counter the fact that the diarist, and yourself, are our version of the Tea Party: Working to nominate candidates who cannot win for the sake of ideological purity.

              People dislike Nunn because she's a conservative Democrat running in a conservative state. Dr. Nobody is more liberal, and has no name rec whatsoever. He would lose if he won the primary.

              Some Dudes/Dudettes are pointless. Very rarely do they win, and when they do, you're more likely to get a complete lunatic than someone who becomes the next Thad Cochran or Harry Reid.

              Also, saying I'm an "establishment" type is pretty damn funny. I want to primary folks like Feinstein and Schumer because a real liberal would win in CA and NY. They won't in GA. It's called realism - try it.

              TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D)

              by Le Champignon on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:39:20 PM PST

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              •  Stop drinking the DSCC kool aid (0+ / 0-)

                This is Daily Kos, not the DSCC.

              •  I'm a Socialist. (0+ / 0-)

                We've been around a lot longer than the tea party ... and we are sane.

                Apologies for referring to you as "establishment".

                You admit that you want to primary Feinstein and Schumer, which I see as tilting at windmills, though I admire your grit and hope you are successful. Yet you claim that others who are also likely engaged in a Quixotic quest are wasting their time. If supporting the Doctor gets more people involved in Democratic politics, I can't see how that is bad thing if one is a Democrat.

                As far as reality is concerned, believe me, having dealt with the educational policies of the Bush and Obama administrations, I've had my fair share of reality, thank you very much.

                A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

                by slatsg on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 03:06:41 PM PST

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              •  Ignore my previous comment above (0+ / 0-)

                Unfortunately, Daily Kos functionality STILL won't allow users to modify or delete their comments, even though there's some real-time in Kos nowadays vs. back in 2006.  I was going to delete it as I didn't want to come across as lambasting your comment (whether you think so or not).

                Anyway, if you think Michelle Nunn can win and is a more credible candidate, what can she do that's anything more than talking points?  And what's wrong with this picture?

                Yes, that's a picture of a debate featuring all the Republican U.S. Senate Candidates and one Democratic Candidate:  No, not Michelle Nunn, Branko Radulovacki.  Michelle Nunn declined the invitation to appear at the debate.  Why would she not show and Dr. Rad would?  Nunn's ducked just about every forum and candidate debate.  What's she hiding?

                And to the point of why I raised this argument, let me direct you to apart of a diary where your argument "He would lose if he won the primary" may be disproven.  First off, GA is a trending purple state so how is it dictated that a liberal like Dr. Rad won't be able to win?  Is it because he's using standard talking points or speaking like a genuine candidate more interested in EARNING support the hard way, person to person and door to door?


                KNOWLEDGE DEMOCRATS:  In one of your campaign events, you went to a crowd that was diverse and had Tea Party attendees. A number of people in the Democratic Party typically avoid Tea Party people like the plague but you (from what we've seen) have more liberal views than Michelle Nunn and ended up approaching the Tea Party crowd anyway to chat with them. How did this fare out? Does this mean you're pandering to them or are you taking the political cap off and addressing the TP differently than what Democrats would normally do?

                BRANKO RADULOVACKI:  Great questions! I am not avoiding Tea Party people because they're some of my future constituents. If I'm elected, I'm there to serve ALL Georgians -- not just the ones who agree with me. I think it's essential that I show my willingness to listen with an open mind, my eagerness to find common ground, and my desire to work for the Common Good. I can't very well do that if I refuse to even attend their event.

                When I went to the Tea Party-sponsored forum (which Nunn not only did not attend, but did not even respond to the invitation), I was prepared for the worst: heckling, harassment, disrespect. I never experienced any of that. The Tea Partiers I met were superficially cool/aloof, but also curious. What did I believe about marriage equality and why? How did I feel about the second amendment? What were my thoughts on socialism? I answered calmly and sincerely -- and they listened. Really listened. Most told me that, although they disagreed with my points of view, they respected my courage for showing up and appreciated my willingness to explain our differences. What more could I ask for? Did I earn their votes? I doubt it. But I definitely earned their grudging respect -- and that's a great start. I'm confident that, if I win the open Senate seat, they'll be glad the winning Dem was someone who demonstrated courage and conviction.

                And there's a Georgia resident and fellow Kossack making a comment, reporting on seeing Dr. Rad speak:


                * [new]  Don't Underestimate This Candidate (0+ / 0-)
                I have seen this candidate address several county party meetings in GA. He is just as passionate and articulate in person. He has a rare ability to win people over both with his positions and his personality. He's taken some strong stands publicly -- on the ACA, on Medicaid expansion, on a concealed carry bill in the GA legislature -- but doesn't seem concerned about any associated risk. I admire that political courage. From what I understand, he's getting no support whatsoever from the party establishment (in DC or GA), but that has freed him to run as "the people's choice." Not a bad springboard when the anti-Washington fervor is SO strong here. The fact that he has not given in to pressure to clear the field in favor of the anointed candidate (Nunn) speaks to his commitment to, as he says, giving voters "a choice and a voice in their government." Nunn supporters may think this one's in the bag, but it looks different here on the ground. Don't underestimate this candidate.

                by GAMagoo on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:06:22 PM PST

          •  Yet you list Bill Flores on Daily Kos (0+ / 0-)

            On your comment field.  You run the risk of being a troll so you better have some explaining to do as far as why you are listing Bill Flores next to Kirk Watson and Celia Israel.

            And Flores has a challenger to speak about.  His name is Nick Haynes and he's been running his campaign since January.  Let the campaign unfold and try giving candidates the time to build their campaigns instead of sounding like Charlie Cook on the Cook Political Report.

      •  By the way, this diary promotes an event (0+ / 0-)

        So it's visible via Google Search Results and adds visibility to a candidate's campaign.  Daily Kos SEO 101.

        Next comment!

      •  I'm from Georgia (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't think it's a waste of electrons, although I'm sure Michelle will most likely get the nod.

        I'm just glad to hear of a doc in Georgia coming out very much in favor of the ACA.  I would like to see his views actually get some press time around here where I live (very close to Dalton, GA).

        Sorry to nitpick, but Dalton is located in Whitfield, not Whitefield county.  :)

  •  I don't live in GA... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but I superficially know Michelle from our days as YDs in Virginia. I thought she would run a campaign based on what she learned in the course of her community activism.

    To date she seems to be running the campaign her father would have if he had decided to run for one more term in 1996. It would be absolute karma if (assuming she prevails in this Primary) she lost her race and Jason Carter won the Governorship.

    Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:30:49 PM PST

  •  Radulovacki had raised $143,000 last quarter... (0+ / 0-)

    ...nice amount for a House Senate in Idaho, but completely unacceptable for a nationally important Senate race.

    •  Absolutely. It's a tough battle (0+ / 0-)

      But considering Michelle Nunn supporters seem to be flocking on here and doing nothing but making the only basis

      Keep in mind, the goal of my group is to give exposure to under-promoted candidates or underdog candidates so we're doing MUCH more than just Daily Kos as far as this.  For example, we're building Dr. Rad's presence on Twitter and developing a Congressional District Wiki platform to allow more people to know about their Congressional Districts/races in a more efficient way via the power of contributions from those that live in the races in their own districts/states.  We don't just spread word on Dr. Rad.  We spread word on other candidates in the U.S. as we believe both on Daily Kos, Democracy for America, etc. there seems to be cherry-picking of races on winning.  Given Daily Kos and other communities exist as a call to action, the amount of time devoted to comments could very well be devoted to spreading word on supporting candidates against GOP incumbents we can't stand (Issa, Boehner, and others).  

      I mean, the beauty of Daily Kos is that we can have reasonable debate over candidates and fight for liberal & progressive causes but at the same time, we can't just make the argument "We need candidates who can win."  I understand we HAVE to win races but, don't forget, this same argument happened in 2004 when John Kerry was considered the most electable and presidential of all the Democratic presidential candidates.  Low and behold, he lost the election but would have been able to generate more enthusiasm if he was simply more than a candidate "who could win."  And Kerry ran a terrible, uninspiring campaign so that did him in the end.

      Anyway, my group and I are interested in the following: Information and word of mouth but of course, we also happen to be progressive Democrats and Kossacks at the same time.

    •  Sorry. First paragraph incomplete (0+ / 0-)

      But considering Michelle Nunn supporters seem to be flocking on here and doing nothing but making the only basis for supporting Nunn in that she can win.

      In my own perspective, I happen to believe Nunn is a credible candidate.  She's very intelligent, has a lot to offer for the Democratic Party and has a history from being the son of one of the most well known former Democratic Senators in Georgia, Sam Nunn (who worked with then-Senator Dick Lugar on nuclear proliferation issues).  But she's also not fully transparent on her stances on the issues and was basically recruited by the DSCC to win Georgia.  Anything else folks care to share about Nunn's qualities and credentials on this end?

      On the other hand, with all the odds Branko Radulovacki is dealing with for running vs. Michelle Nunn, I could see him as an even stronger candidate in the 2016 U.S. Senate Race in Georgia when Johnny Isaakson is up for re-election.  If Nunn didn't run, Radulovacki would have an easier time as according to comments on other diaries my group has done on Radulovacki and in talking to GA residents on Twitter, Dr. Rad really knows how to win over people.  It's just that the $ machine from Nunn & Co. is adding a big clout over everything.

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