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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:59 AM

Seats: we could win these four states ...

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We have the opportunity to gain CONGRESSIONAL SEATS in YOUR STATES in SPECIAL ELECTIONS coming up SOON!

So could you PLEASE drag your asses out to the polls? PRETTY PLEASE?

Special Congressional Elections Info - DATES, DISTRICTS, DEMOCRATS:

APRIL 11: Kansas 4th Democrat -JAMES THOMPSON
APRIL 18: Georgia 6th Democrat -JOHN OSSOFF
MAY 2: S. Carolina 5th Democrat -ARCHIE PARNELL
MAY 25: Montana's ONLY congressional district Democrat -ROB QUIST

Kansas Special Election needs EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS
Election Date: April 11th

Democratic Candidate: Civil Rights Attorney James Thompson

Rhonda Cox is the Campaign Field Director for James Thompson. She can be reached at: rhondacox20@gmail.com or (316) 880-8156

As of March 6th: They have ONLY 50 volunteers and they are desperate for more. They have set up a virtual phone bank and are working on increasing their housing network for out-of-state volunteers from the 15 currently available.

We need to get them at least 1,000 virtual phone bank volunteers!
Please get on the phone and help them make the calls.

Share this with every anti-Trumper, democrat, progressive, liberal you know!


Democrats Elect Civil Rights Lawyer as Nominee for U.S. House
The Associated Press
Feb 12, 2017


I found these items on Facebook. Names of posters withheld for privacy.

Take voters in to the polls.

Thank you.


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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:38 AM

1. KnR. This is MUCH more intriguing than the fantasy Prez/VP teams....

...a certain person keeps floating day after day. THIS makes much more sense.

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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:46 AM

3. ♡ Hekate

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:43 AM

2. Yep, as long as Democrats get off their apathetical asses and vote. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 05:22 AM

4. K and R. Thanks lmsp

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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:39 AM

5. Winning any of those would be a coup

The GA race would be particularly sweet... But that's going to take a string of republican missteps for it to occur.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 06:48 AM


of these elections is important. If we do well enough to win them ALL, some in the GOP may come to their senses and actually begin to represent their constituencies instead of their misguided Congressional leaders. I know that is a distant hope even if ... but I still like to hope.

Although my voting residence is currently MD, I am a born and bred Montanan. I know Rob Quist and YES, he really does have a good shot at winning.

Many articles have emphasized that Rob was a member of the Mission Mountain Wood Band (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Mountain_Wood_Band). Yes, he was a founding member, but he has done so much MORE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Quist). He has had a lengthy solo career with his backup band Great Northern (named after the Great Northern RR that traversed northern MT before becoming today's Burlington Northern).

He was born and raised in MT, is well-known and well-liked throughout the state and has often toured with his longtime Blackfeet friend Jack Gladstone. https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-West-Rob-Quist/dp/B00018J084 His political philosophy is progressive and he was encouraged to run for this seat by former Dem Governor Brian Schweitzer, among others.

Among other things, he is also a MT rancher.

His opponent, Greg Gianforte, moved to MT after making a fortune in software. See, e.g., RightNow Technologies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RightNow_Technologies He is a RW Xtian nutcase and we already have too many of those in the House. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Gianforte He's not terribly well-liked either.

Gianforte was chosen as the 2014 graduation commencement speaker at Montana Tech, a public science and engineering college in Butte. The choice of speaker resulted in a protest by students and faculty critical of Gianforte's financial support of a museum promoting young Earth creationism and his opposition to same-sex marriage. Gianforte's personal foundation has ties to conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation and religions organizations such as Focus on the Family.

Gianforte was defeated in the 2016 MT Governor's election by incumbent Dem Steve Bullock.

Here is Rob's campaign page: http://robquist.org/

Here is his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robquistformontana/

The mudslinging has already begun, making much of tax liens (now paid off) and other debts that Quist says were incurred because he fell into the health insurance abyss in the 1990s after botched gall bladder surgery. http://www.kxlf.com/story/34971717/rob-quist-opens-campaign-office-in-billings-responds-to-tax-lien-issue

This issue may actually earn Rob MORE votes because many people can sympathize with his situation. MT is a quirky state, more purple than red, and most Montanans do NOT appreciate smears used against one of their native sons, especially one many know personally and like. Most of all, he has been generous with his time around the state over the years and people remember things like that.

Right now, the news coverage so far has been more positive than negative. See, e.g., http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2017/03/23/quists-quest-house-follows-familiar-trail/99568132/ and http://www.krtv.com/story/34986232/rob-quist-hosts-campaign-rally-in-great-falls

Even a recent article with a rather hysterical negative headline was actually quite fair in its reporting. http://billingsgazette.com/news/government-and-politics/quist-has--year-debt-trail-records-show/article_a660f016-9229-5e3c-9114-f831a0ba012f.html

Local US media are not as hopeless as the national media are, likely because they actually KNOW the people they report about.

There is a Libertarian candidate, Mark Wicks, in the race as well. https://www.mtlp.org/2017-special-election/ I know his family although I don't know Mark personally. Both Quist and Gianforte have much better statewide name recognition. Fortunately for Rob, Gianforte's name recognition is more negative than positive. But Gianforte has LOADS of $$$$. He self-financed much of his 2016 race.

Anyway, Rob is getting lots of support from me!

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