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Old 11-08-2018, 02:03 AM
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Default Re: Aftermath - Post Midterm Elections in the US

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Originally Posted by lisarea View Post
We have some local races where candidates don't list their party affiliations, and the result is everyone saying that they are pro-family and want a healthy economy, peppered with some dogwhistle sometimes. Unless they get super-nasty and high profile, you can't really tell what the candidates stand for.

I hate families and economies.
Which is why intense campaigns tend to get super-nasty and high profile, particularly if there is an asymmetric power distribution.

Yes, we have 'non-partisan' races around here, too. I actually ran as a political candidate for one, once. Anyway, non-partisan candidates can be just as monumental fuckwits as partisan candidates. At present, I am attempting to unseat one who represents me in a metropolitan level government council position (roughly the same position I ran for forty years back). He built his career on land use legal issues and then sold out to special interests once elected (hotels/convention development). He is a sell-out; a classic example.
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