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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #40)

Wed May 23, 2018, 11:58 AM

49. See, that's a real breakthrough.

I recall seeing reports that this is the FIRST election in which every - repeat, EVERY congressional election has had a Democrat in the running. Too many of these districts, particularly the red ones, had GOPers - incumbents and otherwise - running unopposed. For FAR too long, Democrats in those districts had no choice whatsoever. You wanna talk about alienated, unmotivated, apathetic voters?!

I do remember when Howard Dean, as the then-new chair of the DNC, immediately started implementing his 50-State Strategy. Personally. He personally went to these states, and then talked about all the Dems he met who were starving for attention from the national party, reach-outs, support, funding, involvement. Some of these people, he said, had been almost literally screaming for help, only to be ignored by the national party. These folks were finally getting some help. That was after he took over in 2005.

And guess what happened? In 2006 the Dems roared back, taking back the House and giving us the first female Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi. And under his leadership, Dems followed up with an equally epic and historic victory in 2008. Not only keeping the House of Reps but winning back the White House too. The 50-State Strategy worked. And paid many many dividends. We canít afford to let up on that.

Howard Dean recognized that there were/are Democrats EVERYWHERE! Even in the red states. And we ignore or overlook them and their needs at our peril.

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