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phylny

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Can we label threads with political affiliation/location of candidates?

Now that we are finally in an election year, can we try to label the candidates with the name, office, and political party when posting threads? Most people might be knowledgeable regarding all the candidates in all the regions, but I'll bet many of us are not.

For example:

Mark Warner, D-VA, Senate

Jaime Harrison, D-NC, Senate

Denver Riggleman, R-VA05 House

Or "Warner (D-VA) ahead of challenger in Senate race"

This becomes important when posting something like, "Smith takes huge lead!"

Thanks for considering it

Hell has frozen over - my Fox-watching father thinks Trump is "insane."

My father is 92 years old and has been a Long Island Republican for as long as he's lived there (62 years). In Nassau County, it was helpful to be a registered Republican because of the way the county government operated, i.e., if you wanted help, it helped to be a Republican. My father hated Obama - he watches Fox and that changed him from being a reasonable person to being unreasonable.

In any event, he loved Trump. Didn't like Hillary, although "I voted for her the first time" (NY Senate). He gets Trump mail, Trump emails, and still watches Fox and OAN.

Long story short, Dad fell last week and longer story short, I called him from Virginia twice, got no answer, and had his neighbor check on him. He'd been on the floor for over 12 hours, alone. Dad was gravely ill, but he didn't have a stroke. Longer longer story short, he was hospitalized for a week and is in rehab now.

My sister-in-law reported tonight that Dad told her that he changed his party affiliation to Independent. He said there are too many "gutless" people in Washington. And that "Trump is insane."

I'm stunned. I said to my sister-in-law, "Are we SURE he didn't have a stroke?"

I love my Dad. This makes it easier for me to love him unconditionally.

Looking for advice about political contributions (not for Primary Candidates)

I just got a letter from the DNC/Barack Obama asking for a donation. In the past, I have spent money monthly during the election year supporting the Democratic candidate for the House from my district, the Senate from my state, and the presidential candidate (and Democrxatic candidate for Governor in Virginia, which happens on an off year). On occasion, I have sent money to the DCCC or the DNC, but not usually. The DCCC constantly solicits me by phone, the DNC not so much.

I will have enough money to donate to my candidates, and then will have a bit left over. Does it makes sense to provide a donation to the DNC, or should I choose an out-of-state candidate (specifically, Senate races in Kentucky and Maine)?

Thanks for thinking about this and helping me make my decision
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