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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:10 AM

DU supported my State Rep campaign in a fundamentalist, Repub county

I have trouble expressing my gratitude to DUer's because they supported my campaign in contributions and in 'cheerleader' support...especially pinboy3niner and OmahaSteve.

While I lost this race, I intend to run again. Not one Democrat has been elected in 22 years (or is it 24 now? I'm too tired to check!!) I am spearheading for other Dems to run...AND other DUers to run, please. Leave the electronics and RUN (if our nation still has elections in 2 years.) After the dust cleared, running was like a fountain of youth; I'm 65 right now. Join your local Democratic Party. Get your name on the ballot

DU's support was wildly inspiring and motivating. I love DU and missed you all so much.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you a million times.

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Reply DU supported my State Rep campaign in a fundamentalist, Repub county (Original post)
duhneece Nov 2016 OP
annabanana Nov 2016 #1
duhneece Nov 2016 #9
panader0 Nov 2016 #2
duhneece Nov 2016 #10
Ligyron Nov 2016 #3
duhneece Nov 2016 #11
ewagner Nov 2016 #4
duhneece Nov 2016 #12
mountain grammy Nov 2016 #5
duhneece Nov 2016 #13
mopinko Nov 2016 #6
duhneece Nov 2016 #14
Lucinda Nov 2016 #7
duhneece Nov 2016 #15
LAS14 Nov 2016 #8
duhneece Nov 2016 #16
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #17
annabanana Nov 2016 #18
duhneece Nov 2016 #20
duhneece Nov 2016 #19

Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:45 AM

1. You hang in there duhneece..

The hard work of you and people like you is what will ultimately save the Country!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:29 PM

9. Thank you my friend! nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:49 AM

2. No, thank you duhneece.

Although I couldn't afford to contribute, I was certainly cheering you on.
That's a tough district, rich and red, and this cycle was brutal for Democrats.
But in two years there will be a lot of backlash and I think you will have a
much better chance. All the best--an Arizona neighbor.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:30 PM

10. No worries about contributions...

Just knowing that I have friends 'out there' helps me more than you know.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 09:14 AM

3. You're Denise right?

Good for you if you are since I supported you when you asked for contributions.

Thanks for caring enough to run and you're exactly right - we need to take back the country starting on the local level. Even county commissioners and school boards, etc. That's what the GrOPers did and it worked.

Let us know when you campaign starts up again!

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:32 PM

11. Thank you for helping my campaign that way...

I WILL rise and run, unless my health absolutely prevents it. DU contributions allowed two more mailers and yard signs and letters with stamps and more.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 09:30 AM

4. Proud of you duhneece

I've been in local government as both a staffer and elected official for over 40 years...

Presently I am a County Board Supervisor with 9 years tenure (elected 4 times) and a City Alderman with 11 years tenure (elected 5 times) at the same time.

We've had two of the last three Mayoral elections where nobody opposed the Mayor.

Out of the 19 County Supervisor seats only ONE ran with opposition

Out of the 10 Alderman seats only ONE ran with opposition.

The fact that you put yourself out there to run even in a district that was heavily stacked against you is praiseworthy in all regards. Maybe you could set your sights on a lower level office and work your way up once you get a reputation and name recognition.

Whatever path you choose, I wish you the best.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:36 PM

12. I'm considering running for County Commissioner in 2 years

My problem is that my district's county commissioner is the only Repub with any integrity at all and if she runs, I'm just not sure. Our county commissioners serve a 4 year term whereas our State Reps are elected every 2 years.
Time will tell, but I'll be staying busy in the meantime.
What I don't want is to have no Dems running for anything so I'm 'planting seeds' to folks I know could serve well.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 10:55 AM

5. Proud of you,, duhneece.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:37 PM

13. I got endorsements from unions

and I really appreciate your appreciation! lol

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 11:00 AM

6. so proud of you.

really really sorry for you that du was not there to pick you up after your loss. all the best to you in your endeavors. glad to hear you are gonna do it again.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:39 PM

14. I was definitly 'jones-ing' for DU

But I also 'basked' in my knowing that DU was there to help me over months and months. I know it was hard for thousands of us DUers, the ones who post and the ones who come here for sanity.

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 11:08 AM

7. KNR

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:40 PM

15. Thank you, Lucinda nt

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 11:10 AM

8. Glad you're running again!

Will research a bit to find out who you are and will put a note to myself to contribute closer to the next election.

Actually... maybe I did contribute....
Rice pudding brain. Will research.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 03:41 PM

16. 'Rice pudding brain'...I like that description

I, too, am already thinking of how I can do better. This is like a marathon and I'm in training!

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 04:55 PM

17. Your 34.2% is a GREAT showing for an unknown first-timer

Especially against an established GOP incumbent with a decided funding advantage. I know that you did not expect to win this time around--but the inroads you've made in your district are impressive.

That's a testament to all of your hard work, including all of the miles of door-knocking you did to meet the voters. I'm very proud of you, Denise, for all you've done!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 06:41 PM

18. It really is, isn't it?

Next time for sure!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:16 PM

20. We'll see...and one way or another

I'll be trying to be a voice for public lands, women's reproductive justice, for those who have no voice, legalization (and regulation & taxation) of cannabis and so much that we at DU find to be OUR values.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:12 PM

19. You gave me so much

We raised issues, we gave Dems an option, we (I mean my Campaign Manager and all the help I got) provided an example of what progressive, determined Democrats can do, we are growing our party through all of that...and I couldn't have done much of that without the help I got from DU...I want to live up to your support, now & always.

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