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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    I'm glad he is leaving... But for different reasons than the right-wingers. I see this as another opportunity for the voters to replace him with a younger, more liberal statesman who will stand up to the corporations.
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm glad he is leaving... But for different reasons than the right-wingers. I see this as another opportunity for the voters to replace him with a younger, more liberal statesman who will stand up to the corporations.
    or (especially given how this year is shaping up) see him replaced with a Republican.


    Without Stupak on the ticket, Democrats will be hard-pressed to defend a conservative-minded and heavily blue-collar Upper Peninsula seat that favored George Bush by wide margins in 2000 and 2004 before breaking narrowly for Barack Obama in 2008.

    “Bottom line is that that with an incumbent like Stupak we would have won, but without an incumbent like him we will lose and we will lose forever until the next incumbent there goes away,” said Mark Grebner, a longtime Democratic strategist in the state.

    ...Steve Mitchell, an independent pollster in the state, said Stupak’s retirement was “a real opportunity for Republicans,” and “a blow” for Democrats. For Democrats, the search is underway for a candidate who can hold the seat. On Friday, a handful of names buzzed around party circles, including state Sen. Mike Prusi, and state Reps. Gary McDowell, Jeff Mayes, Steve Lindberg, Mike Lahti, and Judy Nerat.

    ...Noticeably absent from the list of top-flight potential candidates Michigan Democratic insiders mentioned was former Charlevoix County Commissioner Connie Saltonstall, who had already announced plans to wage a primary campaign against Stupak and had received vocal support from abortion-rights groups like NARAL and NOW who were outraged by Stupak’s high-profile effort to insert language in the health care reform bill limiting federal funding for elective abortions.

    Democratic officials in the state said privately Friday that Saltonstall didn’t cut a sufficiently conservative image and that her lack of political base in the vote-rich Upper Peninsula would make holding the seat difficult. Asked to assess Saltonstall’s prospects for emerging as the Democratic standard-bearer, one senior party official in the state laughed before replying, “No comment.”...

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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    yes, as i was saying earlier, obama's entire agenda has stalled...

    cap and trade, reg reform, bank tax, debt commission...

    reaching out to iran, moving murderous mullahs to manhattan, don't ask don't tell, his shiny new start treaty...

    his party will not follow him again on anything left of center

    ie, they will not move without the measured imprimatur of a moderate statesman like mr mccain

    just look at the trouble leadership is having over little teeny JOBS stuff

    FOXNews.com - Obama's Election-Year Jobs Agenda Stalls in Congress

    extension of unemployment benefits, $250 for social security recipients, cash for caulkers...

    nope, no mandate permitted the admin by the majority

    sorry

    congrats on your health care bill, it's yours

    i hope it's all you wanted

    obama hits a new all time low in rcp's avg poll of polls, nets in the negative, 46.1 to 47.3%

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...oval-1044.html
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    Re: Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm glad he is leaving... But for different reasons than the right-wingers. I see this as another opportunity for the voters to replace him with a younger, more liberal statesman who will stand up to the corporations.
    He is in a heavily so called "conservative" district and he was getting his Stupe re-elected probably based on brining home the bacon so the hollier than thou right winguns and the Demons kept putting him back in.

    Does ol Stupe need to listen to some air head fellow congressslug call him a babywhacker ?!!!
    “I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us “ f107HyperSabr

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