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:arrow: Her name is Paula Jean Swearengin, a coal miner's daughter and an environmentalist who is giving Sen. Joe Manchin a run for his money in West Virginia~!

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Has she dabbled in witchcraft?


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:arrow: Her name is Paula Jean Swearengin, a coal miner's daughter and an environmentalist who is giving Sen. Joe Manchin a run for his money in West Virginia~!

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I especially like the part where she's a Brand New Congress - Justice Democrat, in which gives credence to a much better improved segment of the Democratic Party. Not that only a few Justice Democrats will completely improve that corporate establishment party, but as far as what she will stand for and do for the state of West Virginia as their Senator [if elected], gives hope that only more true progressives will replace the old guard. I'm seriously considering sending a donation to her campaign.














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Swearengin said she chose to run her campaign with Brand New Congress as a Justice Democrat because it is people-funded.







"We moved back around 2001 when my grandpa got black lung," Swearengin said. "My dad got cancer and passed away, and most of my uncles had black lung. My stepdad has heart disease and black lung. Most of my family are coal miners. I've lived long enough to see the progression and regression of the coal mining industry."

Swearengin said she spent years working as a social and economic activist while working and raising her four boys, ages 24, 20, 19 and 16, as a single mom.

"I am a regular, ordinary person," Swearengin said. "I've been working as an accounting clerk, and I am full time now on the campaign. I had been working 16 to 18 hours a day, and I've went all over the country begging people to help West Virginians."

She said she has been a longtime advocate for clean water and air, and a prosperous economic future for West Virginians.
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Why do the Brand New Congress - Justice Democrats want the Republicans to hold that Senate seat?


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Why do the Brand New Congress - Justice Democrats want the Republicans to hold that Senate seat?


:arrow: Why does the namby-pamby Democratic Party establishment believe that? That's one of the things that's irked me about the Democratic Party for so long~they don't think they have a chance in hell to be successful in certain areas of the country so they don't even try or bother. I'm glad there are others who don't think that way. The vote in Virginia on Tuesday proved that strong Democrats who actually believe that the Democratic Party is the Party of the People and have a strong message can win in places usually held by Republicans~

Trumpism Stumbles in Virginia, and Republicans Fall to a Democratic Wave

In suburban Richmond, a thirty-five-year-old civics teacher won a seat that Democrats had only contested once since 1997. In Manassas, a young Marine veteran and member of the Democratic Socialists of America defeated the House majority whip. In Prince William County—the outer Washington suburbs—two Latina women beat Republican incumbents and will become the first Latinas ever to serve in the House of Delegates. In that same county, a socially conservative delegate who had introduced a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use was defeated by a trans woman named Danica Roem.

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:arrow: Why does the namby-pamby Democratic Party establishment believe that? That's one of the things that's irked me about the Democratic Party for so long~they don't think they have a chance in hell to be successful in certain areas of the country so they don't even try or bother. I'm glad there are others who don't think that way.


Not only that but what progressives are used to hearing and reading a lot anymore is the same what we heard and read during the Bush years. Many Bush-Clinton Democrats all behave like cult followers. Then they call others cult followers when supportive of very good leaders-legislation FOR THE PEOPLE! To a point that they are easily brainwashed and seemingly ordered to say whatever it takes to obstruct or impede progressive reformer's path to legislate everything possible to help ordinary struggling people. Ms Swearengin appears to be a very simple and common person who seeks such a goal FOR THE PEOPLE! Apparently, that threatens some, if not many, Bush-Clinton Democrats.















Brazile: Clinton campaign was a 'cult'
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well some they dont want to lose the privilege that has been gained over the last few decades by way of ignoring the poorest, the marginalized, the middleclass and low wage workers. they feel threatened by the idea of diluting their own representation so that others can partake too.

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:arrow: Why does the namby-pamby Democratic Party establishment believe that?


Believe that, during my lifetime I've observed that. I've lived in states like West Virginia most of my life. There are Democrats who live in places like that who would like to win an election once in a while.

When they do actually beat the unforgiving odds and one of theirs wins and that person is able to win reelections as well it's pretty special. So what if Democrats in blue states where politics is more fun, say their winner, is a loser.

I've seen out of state Republicans primary their own more than I've seen out of state Democrats mucking up the local Democratic parties business.

Sarah Palin created lots of examples all across America, why she alone did more to help Democrats hold the Senate in 2010 and 2012 than any Democrat could have possibly have done.

Remember "I'm not a witch?" That woman bumped a quality candidate who had been winning elections in that state out of the running in their primary. The guy was not Conservative enough for Sarah Palin and pals.

"So What! Out of stater go mind your own business and keep your nose out of our affairs." That's how I felt when I lived in a starch red state and out of state groups started sending money into our state to leverage or unseat one of ours.

Bernie Sanders and pals are doing what Sarah Palin and pals have already done to the GOP. Reviewing their past election results will show a reasoning person what is likely to result if primarying them is done to moderate to blue dogish Democrats by out of state pals.


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Believe that, during my lifetime I've observed that. I've lived in states like West Virginia most of my life. There are Democrats who live in places like that who would like to win an election once in a while.

When they do actually beat the unforgiving odds and one of theirs wins and that person is able to win reelections as well it's pretty special. So what if Democrats in blue states where politics is more fun, say their winner, is a loser.

I've seen out of state Republicans primary their own more than I've seen out of state Democrats mucking up the local Democratic parties business.

Sarah Palin created lots of examples all across America, why she alone did more to help Democrats hold the Senate in 2010 and 2012 than any Democrat could have possibly have done.

Remember "I'm not a witch?" That woman bumped a quality candidate who had been winning elections in that state out of the running in their primary. The guy was not Conservative enough for Sarah Palin and pals.

"So What! Out of stater go mind your own business and keep your nose out of our affairs." That's how I felt when I lived in a starch red state and out of state groups started sending money into our state to leverage or unseat one of ours.

Bernie Sanders and pals are doing what Sarah Palin and pals have already done to the GOP. Reviewing their past election results will show a reasoning person what is likely to result if primarying them is done to moderate to blue dogish Democrats by out of state pals.


:arrow: Comparing Bernie Sanders to Sarah Palin is pretty laughable Sam~ :D

Our Revolution Candidates Won Big Last Night

Democrats won major races, and Republicans are running scared. But there’s an even more important lesson to be learned from this latest round of victories.

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The New York Times credited Ralph Northam’s gubernatorial victory in Virginia to “a suburban rebellion, where more moderate voters rejected Mr. Trump and embraced Democrats.” But while that may be true about the top of the ticket in Virginia, a deeper look down-ballot reveals some surprising and historic wins for progressives across the country.

Nothing demonstrates that more clearly than the election-night winners who were backed by Our Revolution, the political action organization that grew out of Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. Our Revolution endorses candidates who support issues Sanders championed, like expanding health care, fighting income and wealth inequality, and getting Big Money out of politics. The Nation is the first to obtain Our Revolution’s final count of winning candidates. Our Revolution candidates have won 27 seats—out of 59 races in which the organization made endorsements—with a few more races still to be determined. The group also supported the successful Maine voter referendum to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. Last night’s gains significantly increase the total number of Our Revolution-backed candidates in office. The group had 75 elected officials among its endorsements by the time it had been in existence for a year, in August. Along with Tuesday’s wins, the total number is now over 100.

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:arrow: Comparing Bernie Sanders to Sarah Palin is pretty laughable Sam~ :D

Our Revolution Candidates Won Big Last Night

Democrats won major races, and Republicans are running scared. But there’s an even more important lesson to be learned from this latest round of victories.

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The New York Times credited Ralph Northam’s gubernatorial victory in Virginia to “a suburban rebellion, where more moderate voters rejected Mr. Trump and embraced Democrats.” But while that may be true about the top of the ticket in Virginia, a deeper look down-ballot reveals some surprising and historic wins for progressives across the country.

Nothing demonstrates that more clearly than the election-night winners who were backed by Our Revolution, the political action organization that grew out of Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. Our Revolution endorses candidates who support issues Sanders championed, like expanding health care, fighting income and wealth inequality, and getting Big Money out of politics. The Nation is the first to obtain Our Revolution’s final count of winning candidates. Our Revolution candidates have won 27 seats—out of 59 races in which the organization made endorsements—with a few more races still to be determined. The group also supported the successful Maine voter referendum to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. Last night’s gains significantly increase the total number of Our Revolution-backed candidates in office. The group had 75 elected officials among its endorsements by the time it had been in existence for a year, in August. Along with Tuesday’s wins, the total number is now over 100.


I'm laughing. :lol:



"The New York Times credited Ralph Northam’s gubernatorial victory in Virginia to “a suburban rebellion, where more moderate voters rejected Mr. Trump and embraced Democrats.”



Let's see about that:



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"Our Revolution has said they only endorse people local chapters have offered up for endorsements. And none have offered up Northam."

He re-tweeted his own previous tweet:

"Our Revolution announces 2017 endorsements. Six Virginia house candidates on the list. Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam is not."


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WASHINGTON -- Our Revolution President Jeff Weaver issued the following statement Friday endorsing Tom Perriello for governor of Virginia:

“This year’s gubernatorial race gives us an opportunity to change the political balance in the state of Virginia. We must elect a bold progressive who can fight on behalf of middle-income and working families and against the Trump administration’s effort to turn hate into policy. That’s why we are honored to endorse Tom Perriello for governor of Virginia.


https://ourrevolution.com/press/our-rev ... -virginia/

While I was at the Our Revolution site I thought I would look and see who their candidates are. Joshua Cole running for 28th House of Delegates was the only candidate I saw from the state of Virginia who was on the Our Revolution list, he didn't win.

A list which is nine candidates long for all of the USA. No matter how I pushed the sore by buttons it stayed nine candidates long.

There another button in the upper right, it says "Results>>" I better try that.

It's the 2017 Elections Results, that's better, there are three house of delegates, Our Revolution winning candidates from Virginia listed there. Lee Carter, Jennifer Foy, and Elizabeth Guzman. I looked it up, Our Revolution endorsed Lee Carter on 10th of April, Jennifer Foy on Oct 12, and Elizabeth Guzman on 10th of April. I wonder why Our Revolution's site didn't list them on their candidate page? :?

It checks out, Our Revolution did endorse all three of them. Three Our Revolution candidates from Virginia won. :)



Ralph Northam’s gubernatorial victory in Virginia was not amoung their accomplishments. He's an ordinary Democrat. :D



As a reminder to readers, "Our Revolution" is not my revolution. I'm not a part of that "Our." And I'm wondering if they have mice in their pockets.


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