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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:23 PM

West Virginia politician drops out of Democratic party

Last edited Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:14 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: WOWK TV

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Former U.S. Senate Candidate Paula Jean Swearengin has announced she is leaving the Democratic Party.

Swearengin said the reason behind her decision is she believes both the state and national levels of the party allegedly ignored issues such as racism and children suffering across Appalachia.

“Our system is broken. We can’t rebuild a two-party system with division & hate,” Swearengin said in a tweet.

According to her website, Swearengin is a native of Mullens, West Virginia, who grew up in a coal-mining family.

Read more: https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/west-virginia-politician-drops-out-of-democratic-party/



She ran against Manchin in 2018, but he cleaned her clock by over a 2-1 margin. She was the Democratic nominee for the US Senate in 2020. She only got 27% of the vote in the general election.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:28 PM

1. She's complaining DEMS 'ignored issues such as racism and children suffering across Appalachia?'

Well, I guess she knows more about WV than I do.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:31 PM

16. If Manchin is representative of the WV Democratic party, maybe she is correct.

If accurate, imagine how bad the GOP must be there.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:30 PM

2. Wait - what?!?!?!?

She thinks the RepubliQans are going to do more for racism and suffering children?

She's not from West Virginia, she's from Mars!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:33 PM

3. she didn't say she wanted to join satan - she wants her own ultra left Q-like party

Which isn't any better sounding then the existing reich wing version.

Just saying.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:35 PM

4. Yes, absolutely. And republiQans are a haven of racial justice. Buh bye.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:45 PM

5. Real Democratic Politician

 

It sounds like she is a real Democratic but she is running into resistance in deep red West Virginia which only supports democrats who are not really Democrats but Republicans in sheeps clothing. Too bad for her. She sounds like she has real compassion and is someone who should have been supported.

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Response to LifeLongDemocratic (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:54 PM

6. She is NOT a real Democrat. What she said about racism and children is what...

republicans do. She's looking for attention in making such an asinine and untrue statement. She's basically saying watch this space for my next move.

She's no Democrat.

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Response to brush (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:13 PM

9. NARD

Not a real Democrat

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:17 PM

13. NARD - Love that!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:00 PM

7. I saw the headline and got nervous

I thought it was Manchin at first.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:07 PM

8. Your bottom commentary is almost entirely wrong

She ran against Manchin in the Democratic primary in 2018. She lost with 30.14% of the vote. She was NOT the Democratic nominee in 2018, Manchin was. He ran against Republican Patrick Morrisey in the general election. Paula Jean Swearengin was not in the general election.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:17 PM

10. I mistyped, erasing "in 2020."

She was the Democratic nominee in 2020. It didn't go well.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:21 PM

11. Ahh gotcha

Yeah, she got demolished in 2020. Any Republican in WV would easily beat her there.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:10 PM

12. Goodbye. We don't need any traitors.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:27 PM

14. She's affiliated with the organizations West Virginia Can't Wait, Justice Democrats, and

Brand New Congress. It's too bad she's frustrated and leaving the Democratic Party instead of working within the party, but it's hard when those organizations build unrealistic expectations and anger among their supporters and then let them fail.

Justice comes slower than any of us would like, especially in deep red states. Apparently, she wasn't willing to play the long game.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:26 PM

15. We need progressives, not fucking idiots

If she feels that strongly why does she not join the other side. I am sure they will welcome her with open arms and wonderful ideas to combat racism and help suffering children.

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