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Response to gateley (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 07:00 PM

18. Nice to chat with you.

And all that you mentioned, happened. YOU didn't but others did to the point where people were hanging notes on the door for volunteers to leave them alone or they'll vote for the opponent. You seem to be a likable person but I doubt you're so charismatic that you could have changed the out come. Sometimes, in spite of doing "what ever it takes" and under much more favorable conditions than these special elections, you fail. But I do understand your frustration.

I really don't mean to argue but I just don't see what Democrats could have done to win this race short of becoming GOPee-ers. I also don't see why we are spending what amounts to tens of thousands of dollars per vote in a contest we won't win while we spend next to nothing on backing state level candidates that actually live in their districts and can have direct impact on undoing the gerrymandering done by the GOPee.

Let me leave you with a positive thought. If we as a party are able to come so close in four virtual locks for the GOPee, imagine what that portends for races that aren't in Red Fortresses, the candidate isn't a banjo playing joke and actually lives in the district they care so much about, then add in the anger and frustration that you're feeling right now (And you ARE NOT alone!) but channeled into action in GOTV efforts and you have a Democratic House!

Have a nice evening and stay angry but please, stay positive. Peace.

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