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Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:17 AM

The People v. Goliath$

I've been saying all along that the MT Senate race is a winnable one for the Dems. Even if we don't win, what is happening there is standing "good old boy" and "conventional wisdom" politics on its head. Dems everywhere should be taking notes ... and stiffening their backbones.

It's a grassroots race all the way, with Curtis getting most of her nearly USD 700,000 in contributions (raised in less than TWO months) from in-state contributors. She also sounds one heck of a lot like ... a combination of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

In the past two months, Curtis has traveled nearly 7,000 miles to introduce herself to Montanans and they like what they see. Huffington Post has noticed:

The beauty of this all happening in Montana is not confined to the state's unparalleled scenery. A century ago, Montana banned corporate campaign spending after the Copper King* era's gargantuan corruption. "Citizens United" revoked almost one hundred years of Montanans keeping corporate corruption at bay. Even given this kind of citizen activism, I've been surprised to discover that Montana's the closest to a functioning democracy of any state I've encountered. Stranger things can and do happen under those Big Skies than electing an underdog.

Candidate Curtis is no sacrificial lamb. She's adamant that she will be the next Senator from Montana. Here's a 35-year-old Butte high school math teacher who's proud to have made it to the middle class. She's committed to helping other people and families get -- or stay -- there too.

Why haven't we seen AMANDA CURTIS emblazoned on every other email? Beats me. At one stroke, she could be the key to Democrats holding the Senate, the first woman Senator from Montana (and only the second the state has ever sent to Washington) and meaningfully lower the average age of the Senate.


It is NOT an impossible dream. Yes. We. Can.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:49 AM

1. Nothing here describes how she has a chance to win...

...If you're in Montana, by all means help out. If you're out of state, financial support would be a major mistake given the number of more competitive races around the country.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:43 PM

2. You have consistently been

a real Debbie Downer about this race.

Who are you working for anyway?

On 5 Nov, we'll certainly know whether "an ant can move a rubber tree plant."

In that event, it's a win for all of us who are not in the One Percent and who do not automatically bend down before the so-called "conventional wisdom."

If it doesn't, well, I will have been on the side of the angels all the way on this one. That means a lot to me.

It doesn't mean that I am not working for/contributing to other Dem candidates as well. I am able to multi-task politically.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 02:00 PM

3. Who am I working for?

Mark Udall, Greg Orman, Jeanne Shaheen, Alison Grimes, Michelle Nunn, Kay Hagan, and Mary Landrieu. All of which also need money and all of which stand a far better chance of winning.

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