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Paul ADK

Makes perfect sense to me. It’s tough to argue against that. So they won’t. They’ll just ignore it and/ or vote it out of existence.

Paul ADK

Toomey is retiring. That seat is very likely going to a Democrat. One down, 49 to go.

orlbucfan

T and R x 2, Ms. Benny!!☮️👍🙂

jcitybone

https://vtdigger.org/2022/07/31/bernie-sanders-rallies-support-for-becca-balint-in-three-stop-campaign-tour/

Independent U.S. senator and progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders has been traveling the country rallying support for like-minded congressional candidates as midterm primaries draw near.

But on Sunday, he was back home in Vermont for a three-stop tour of rallies in Rutland, Montpelier and Burlington, where he went to bat for state senator and Democratic U.S. House candidate Becca Balint. It was Sanders’ first major move to support Balint, who is vying to become the state’s first congresswoman, since he endorsed her in early July.

In Rutland on Sunday morning, a trail of Balint campaign signs along Main Street led to the downtown gazebo where a crowd of more than 50 people gathered for the event. Balint made clear she knew she didn’t have the same starpower as the former presidential candidate.

“I know some of you don’t know who I am and you’re coming out to see me for the first time,” she said. “So I want to say: my name is Becca Balint and I’m running for Congress.”

Bob Perkins, a 95-year-old World War II veteran from Rutland Town, said he hadn’t made up his mind which primary candidate would get his vote when he first arrived Sunday morning. He had received pro-Balint campaign material in the mail but was otherwise unfamiliar with her.

Perkins, however, is an ardent Sanders supporter. Wearing a campaign T-shirt from Sanders’ first run for the U.S. Senate in 2006, he quipped, “I’ve been on the right side for a long time.” He trusts Sanders’ word and left the Rutland event convinced he’d vote for Balint.

“Whoever Bernie likes, I’ll probably like,” Perkins explained.

orlbucfan

Follow the 50-State-Strategy, Becca. 🙂

Paul ADK

She may not have the same starpower, yet, but she’s younger, and progressive. Go Becca.

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

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Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Thanks LD

jcitybone

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jcitybone

Similar to a previous poll. Bernie’s endorsement certainly matters in VT.

https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2022/7/29/becca-balint-leads-molly-gray-by-32-point-margin-in-vermonts-at-large-congressional-democratic-primary

On August 9th, Democratic voters in Vermont will go to the polls to decide their candidate in the November election for Vermont’s at-large Congressional district. New Data for Progress polling finds that Becca Balint leads Molly Gray by a +32-point margin.

In a July 27 – August 1 survey, 59 percent of likely voters said they would back Becca Balint, among those who’ve already voted, 73% back Balint. Molly Gray is in second with 27 percent of the vote. Twelve percent of likely voters are still undecided ahead of next week’s election.

orlbucfan

Y’know, I wonder who Bernie will support as a successor when he retires.

jcitybone

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Benny
Benny

Pritzker had a rapid response: