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Old 05-23-2018, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Democratic voters bring women to the forefront of midterm elections

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Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States.
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Stacey Abrams won the partyís nomination for governor in Georgia, where she faces long odds in a Republican-dominated southern state testing divergent Democratic strategies.

She was among a slate of candidates selected by voters in four states to advance to the November midterm elections. Contests in Texas and Kentucky also moved women to the forefront of the fight for the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats need to wrest 23 seats from Republicans to gain control.

Several races were a referendum on divisions within the Democratic party.

Kentucky Democrats picked a female former Marine fighter pilot, Amy McGrath, in a snub to the party establishment for a U.S. House seat district that Democrats hope to put into play. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had promoted her opponent, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, to take on U.S. Representative Andy Barr, the Republican incumbent, in November.

Runoff contests in Texas also showed the potency of the record numbers of women running, especially on the Democratic ticket, in the first national election since Republican President Donald Trump won the White House in 2016.

In Texas, two women backed by the national Democrats won the nomination for competitive House seats.

Iraq war veteran Gina Ortiz Jones hopes to blaze a trail as a lesbian and Filipina-American in her bid to unseat Republican Congressman Will Hurd.

Lawyer Lizzie Pannill Fletcher won the partyís nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Representative John Culberson in Houstonís affluent suburbs.

She beat Laura Moser, a progressive previously targeted by opposition research by the DCCC.

Also in Texas, Democrats nominated Lupe Valdez to run against Republican Governor Greg Abbott. A Latina and former sheriff, Valdez is seen as a long-shot in the conservative state to become the first openly lesbian governor in the country.

In Georgia, history was already being written as Abrams became the first black female in the United States to win a major partyís nomination for governor, according to the Gender Watch project, a nonpartisan group tracking elections.

Abrams defeated Stacey Evans, a white candidate who argued Democrats could not win without also persuading white moderate voters who can swing between parties.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:24 AM   #2
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The two party system is toxic.

Polling stations should refuse to even print party affiliations on the ballots.

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Old 05-23-2018, 03:44 AM   #3
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Aren't the Republicans ahead in the midterm generic ballot?

I bet that the GOP holds both houses
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:48 AM   #4
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Keep moving to the center, Democrats. Great move, Republican-lite is still sexy. It's really gonna catch on one of these days again.

They're so wrong about how to recapture lost votes.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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Democrats are putting out far left candidates...they are going to lose. Now if they had moderate candidates they would have had a chance.
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The previous two posts are amazing.

I really don't know which one is correct in terms of winning elections.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:58 PM   #7
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The previous two posts are amazing.

I really don't know which one is correct in terms of winning elections.
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The previous two posts are amazing.

I really don't know which one is correct in terms of winning elections.

People disagree so hugely on everything, it's actually kinda awesome sometimes.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:24 AM   #10
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The previous two posts are amazing.

I really don't know which one is correct in terms of winning elections.

moderate dems have pulled off some huge upsets in big races this year while everyone bernie has endorsed and campaigned for has lost.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:32 AM   #11
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moderate dems have pulled off some huge upsets in big races this year while everyone bernie has endorsed and campaigned for has lost.

That's where I'm leaning as well. Some dems believe personally abortion is immoral but are still pro-choice and I can understand that viewpoint. That's kinda how I am.

Michael Moore will tell you otherwise obviously.
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That's where I'm leaning as well. Some dems believe personally abortion is immoral but are still pro-choice and I can understand that viewpoint. That's kinda how I am.

Michael Moore will tell you otherwise obviously.

yeah 'socialism' is still a dirty word to a huge chunk of 'murrica. you can talk about the wonders of scandinavian socialist paradises all you want, won't work.

bernie and his clan appeal the most to younger demo, which also happens to be the one demo that doesn't actually ever vote. they think liking/sharing facebook posts is the same thing as actually going to the polls.

hence bernie bros getting absolutely waxed in actual elections the past 12+ months.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ca...rnie-endorses/

https://www.inquisitr.com/4252404/be...nd-grassroots/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...b98_story.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...gressives.html

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...ts-2018-599331

bloodbath.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:15 AM   #13
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yeah 'socialism' is still a dirty word to a huge chunk of 'murrica. you can talk about the wonders of scandinavian socialist paradises all you want, won't work.

bernie and his clan appeal the most to younger demo, which also happens to be the one demo that doesn't actually ever vote. they think liking/sharing facebook posts is the same thing as actually going to the polls.

hence bernie bros getting absolutely waxed in actual elections the past 12+ months.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ca...rnie-endorses/

https://www.inquisitr.com/4252404/be...nd-grassroots/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...b98_story.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...gressives.html

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...ts-2018-599331

bloodbath.

Well, scandinavia isn't actually socialism. And those that try to bring them up fail to bring up a lot of factors and advantages that the USA doesn't have (small population, demographics, other countries military, medical funding and research etc.)
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