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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crooks and Liars: C&L chat: Please welcome netroots hero Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa

Excerpted from this post at Crooks and Liars

One of Blue America's earliest and most heartfelt successes came in
2006 when we helped Bruce Braley turn Iowa's first CD from red to
blue. After a stellar first term, Bruce didn't need help being
re-elected. His 64% win in November was the highest margin of any
candidate in the state (including Senators Harkin and Obama!). His
success has been especially sweet because of the way his candidacy
started out. You may recall that in 2005 Rahm Emanuel was running
around the country sabotaging progressives and bullying anti-war
candidates. He managed to ruin Democratic chances in district after
district with his wrongheaded insistence that voters backed his own
pro-war position in Iraq and that progressive candidates needed to
soft-pedal their opposition to Bush's (and Emanuel's) agenda.


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