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Wed May 16, 2018, 01:07 PM

Democrats' anti-Trump resistance scores a big primary win in Nebraska

Source: CNN

A nonprofit executive who campaigned on offering "Medicare for all," stunned the Democratic establishment and secured one of the activist left's biggest wins yet Tuesday in a House primary in Nebraska.
Kara Eastman defeated the better-known former Rep. Brad Ashford, a "Blue Dog" who argued for compromise, by nearly 3 percentage points.
Ashford was seen by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a strong fit for a district that is slightly to the left of the nation's average -- voting for President Donald Trump by 2 points in 2016 and Mitt Romney by 7 points in 2012.
Now, the national party is left grappling with whether Eastman's win will hurt their chances of ousting Republican Rep. Don Bacon, who had been seen as vulnerable in November.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/politics/kara-eastman-nebraska-democrats-trump-resistance/index.html

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Red Oak May 16 OP
Lonestarblue May 16 #1
RandySF May 16 #2
Omaha Steve May 16 #3
DeminPennswoods May 16 #8
GulfCoast66 Thursday #11
Omaha Steve Thursday #10
Tarc May 16 #4
still_one May 16 #5
not fooled May 16 #6
progressoid May 16 #7
turbinetree May 16 #9

Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:35 PM

1. Maybe the DCCC needs to trust local voters more.

Hiding in a corner and not offering real alternatives hasnít moved Democrats very far in the last few years. I think the party leaders are underestimating the energy and attitudes of the grass-roots campaigns sparked by Trumpís election. The DNC needs to get the message too. I think there was a poll a few weeks ago where a majority of voters said they supported single payer, Medicare like healthcare, yet party leaders are afraid to support candidates who push for it. Thatís why Iíve stopped donating to the DNC and DCCC and instead send my money to local and state candidates. I was irritated that the DNC provided no support for the candidate in Arizonaís recent special election, and she lost by only 5 percentage points. Money and national support might have gotten her over the line.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. Considering the result

I think DCCC had the better judgement this time.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:15 PM

3. You preferred the former Republican that lost to Bacon in 16?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:24 PM

8. No they didn't

They backed the former GOP'er. DCCC was mad Henry Scott Wallace beat their preferred former Republican candidate in PA-01, too.

I think the message to the DCCC is when they back Republicans, voters will elect real Democrats.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #8)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:18 PM

11. Nominate, not elect.

November will tell if the DCCC is correct. Because that is when the voters will elect the winner.

Hopefully progressives will play in this district. But I am fearful we may be disappointed.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:22 AM

10. Jeff Koterba's cartoon: Won by an ear


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Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:17 PM

4. Better to offer the voters a choice between a conservative GOPer and a progressive Democrat

Than have it be the tired choice of conservative GOPer and conservative lite Blue Dog. I have nothing...well, almost nothing...again Blue Dogs, but if they can't win their own primary, then that's the way it goes.

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Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:41 PM

5. In spite of the way the media is characterizing this to try and divide Democrats, winning the

district against Bacon in November is paramount


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Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:51 PM

6. Too bad

the corporate media paints her reasonable, formerly norm positions as somehow now not mainstream. Thom Hartmann just reviewed her stance on issues and pointed this out.



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Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:00 PM

7. This should be interesting.

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Response to Red Oak (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:23 PM

9. Good on Kara Eastman, running on the platform that human beings have a right for health care

in fact, it's a hell of lot cheaper than that for profit shit that's out there.


I think I will donate some of my hard earned Medicare and Social Security money that I get each month to have Medicare For All Platform------------------that's the ticket......................

Please donate :


http://eastmanforcongress.com/



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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