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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:11 AM

Please keep this Special Election information in mind.

Please also do everything you can to ensure that the Dem candidates win.

https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Congress_elections,_2018

Xavier Becerra's seat (CA-34) is open because Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to be the CA AG. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-taps-california-s-rep-1480609606-htmlstory.html

Every other seat is currently an R-held seat. With some hard work, dedication and $$$, Dems could conceivably win SIX seats (five in the House and one in the Senate), for a net gain of FIVE. What a message THAT would send ... and some GOPers might actually "get" it even though Trump NEVER will.

This is NOT the time for negative thinking. Now more than even is the time for action.

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Reply Please keep this Special Election information in mind. (Original post)
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 OP
aikoaiko Mar 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #2
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #3
Ligyron Mar 2017 #4
wincest Mar 2017 #5
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #8
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #11
greymattermom Mar 2017 #6
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #9
crazycatlady Mar 2017 #7
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #10

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:13 AM

1. +1

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:45 AM

2. That's what I have been pushing - we have to handle 2017

with seats like you describe plus states that have gubernatorial elections in 2017 (NJ & VA) along with some state legislative elections and/or other types of state/local elections.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:57 AM

3. Exactly!!

Good going!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:40 AM

4. Yes, if Repugs capture many more Governor seats they could call for a Constitutional Convention.

Make the country a Christian Theocracy among other things.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 08:20 AM

5. your ballotpedia link is broken

 

is this the special elections you were referring to? https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Congress_elections,_2018

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Response to wincest (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:50 PM

8. Isn't that the same one I posted?



It works for me. But if the one you posted works better for you, please use it, by all means!

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Response to wincest (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:05 PM

11. Woops!

I tried it again and you are absolutely right. Thank you for letting me know!

Fixing it now.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 08:53 AM

6. Georgia 6

Is seeing an amazing level of support for Jon Ossoff.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:57 PM

9. That is great to hear!

I am doing what I can to help, but I can't vote in his district. Unfortunately.

Rob Quist is also leading in MT so far. http://mtcowgirl.com/2017/03/23/rob-quist-leads-in-2nd-straight-poll-gianforte-missing/ But Gianforte has the ability to outspend him, so it will really depend on the connections that Rob has made over the years.

From the link:

Its easy to see why Rob Quist would see this early lead. Hes a real authentic voice for Montana. Hes the real deal.

His opponent, Greg Gianforte is the opposite of him in every way. A candidate who does not know where he stands from day to day.


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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 09:07 AM

7. there's a special for the Washington State Senate in November

It decides who controls the chamber.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:04 PM

10. Thank you for mentioning state elections!

Here are some to watch: https://ballotpedia.org/State_legislative_elections,_2017

Here's another quick checklist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_elections,_2017

We literally cannot keep doing what we have been doing, e.g., waking up ONLY to Presidential elections ONCE every four years.

We must always run a 50-state campaign for President. But to do that, we must pay attention to what is happening at ALL levels every single year. To do that, we must nurture state networks just as Howard Dean did in 2006 and 2008, but that no one has done in the same way since.

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