2014 State Elections: Grassroots Organizing

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2014 State Elections: Grassroots Organizing

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Taking it straight to the loony bins =D>





[link]Huffington Post,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/2 ... 56633.html[/link]





Howard Dean Launches Campaign To Flip State Legislatures





Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) announced Tuesday that the political action committee he founded would launch a campaign to flip state legislatures around the country.





In a conference call, Dean said that Democracy for America's "Purple to Blue Project" would work to swing state legislatures from Republican to Democrat, starting in Virginia, then adding three states in 2014. DFA plans to spend $750,000 on behalf of five candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates this year, said Nick Passanante, who will head the program for DFA.





Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman and presidential candidate, stressed the importance of stopping what he described as extreme ideas being generated by lawmakers in state Capitols around the country. He focused on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the presumptive Republican nominee for governor, as well as lawmakers in Richmond but cited other examples, including the abortion bill signed Tuesday by North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R).





“What DFA’s effort to do here is stop the right-wing extremists," Dean said. "This is about sane normal Americans taking on these extreme people with bizarre ideas.”
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2014 State Elections: Grassroots Organizing

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About time.This kind of thinking is why I was a Deaniac in 2004.

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