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  •  No to Feingold (4+ / 0-)
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    SLDemocrat, betelgeux, askew, MichaelNY

    look I like Feingold, but in the post Citizen United era we can't run a candidate who is going to be gun ho on morals. Im still urked on how he ran his race in 2010.

    Ron Kind please!

    Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

    by BKGyptian89 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:13:39 PM PST

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    •  Kind has serious issues with the Dem base in WI... (2+ / 0-)
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      betelgeux, MichaelNY

      ...he's quite in-tuned with local issues in Western Wisconsin (which is how he's entrenched himself to WI-3), but he's not a statewide candidate. His pro-NRA stance does NOT play well in Madison and Milwaukee, and he'd be blown out big time in that area of Wisconsin if faced with a competitive statewide primary.

      Simply put, Ron Johnson would LOVE to ratfuck a Dem primary for an ultra-liberal primary challenger to Kind.

      "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by DownstateDemocrat on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:17:39 PM PST

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      •  Who in Wisconsin you have in mind then? (1+ / 0-)
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        Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

        by BKGyptian89 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:19:28 PM PST

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        •  Jessica King (0+ / 0-)

          She's a former state senator from the Oshkosh/Fond du Lac area (she lost her state senate seat by less than 600 votes in 2012 after more than $2 million was spent against her by a conservative business organization). She's quite liberal but doesn't come across as ultra-liberal.

          "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

          by DownstateDemocrat on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:24:38 PM PST

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        •  Chris Larson (1+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY

          Is probably somewhat likely to run.

          Another strong possibility is Outagamie County Executive (and former Assembly Majority Leader (Tom Nelson.

      •  should be easily countered (5+ / 0-)

        Get the state party organization, Baldwin, and Kohl to endorse Kind early, and hopefully also get Feingold, Pocan, and Moore to endorse him. In the general, any Dem would clean up in Milwaukee and Madison, and Kind would likely run better in the rest of the state than anyone else available.

        SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

        by sacman701 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:36:33 PM PST

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      •  Kind could easily go the Gilly route once elected (1+ / 0-)
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        senator. I'm very much a fabian/alinsky type in the sense that you have to compromise your views to win as many seats as possible.

        RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

        by demographicarmageddon on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:11:34 PM PST

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        •  we're aware. (0+ / 0-)

          20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
          politicohen.com
          Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
          UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

          by jncca on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:50:10 PM PST

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