Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Outside of Rhode Island, not so happy

Oh sure, there were a few bright spots in last night's midterm elections. Tea Partiers Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle were rejected in Delaware and Nevada. But one of our most reliable progressives, Russ Feingold, was defeated in a night that saw a huge loss of Democratic seats in the House, with less shocking losses in the Senate. I'm too depressed right now to put together an objective analysis of this disaster. Here in Rhode Island, the GOP got excited when polls tightened late in the race. Our opponent, John Loughlin, saw his campaign literally swamped with cash. Big-name Republicans were eager to "take the other Kennedy seat," and visited our state with annoying frequency. Advertisements on radio and T.V. were non-stop. "Robo-calls" to voters were relentless. Even in a true-blue state like Rhode Island, people get pissed at the Democrats in charge when jobs are nowhere to be found. We won by six points, but could easily have lost the race without the strong GOTV effort our campaign put forward.

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