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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:22 PM

13. Sadly we have no dems locally

For Senate and House we have a choice but for very local elections we have no dems running for things like county or state legislature offices. Luckily every dem I have voted for has been clearly a better choice. But we have a county office election coming up this 11/3 there is one GOP and 4 Indies. One og the Indies seems more liberal but since dems don't win here he's running indie. 2 of the Indies are stark raving mad teabagger. And this is the danger here. These low level county jobs don't have lots of political clout, they basically make sure the codes are being followed but they are the 1st rung on the ladder. So after being county clerk they run for delegate using their experience in government and the connections they've made. They run against an idealist with no political experience. And they win because they are honing political chops. And then they can vite to close diwn abortion providers or cut services. Then they run fir the house My rep in the house started as the elected fish inspector for the county fisheries agency. He's now in the house. He's GOP through and through.

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