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JOHN BRUMMETT: Democratic rebirth

By John Brummett

This article was published November 16, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Editor's note: This is a revised and updated version of a column first published online-only on Wednesday.

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mozarky2 says... November 16, 2017 at 4:06 a.m.

You'd think that our state's four Congressional districts would "require a candidate" from the democrat party. However, in 2016, only the 2nd district featured one. There were libertarians running in all four districts.
That "rebirth" looks more like a stillborn...

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TimberTopper says... November 16, 2017 at 4:34 a.m.

moz, and some are still living in 2016. Check a looking glass as they use to say, to see who one of them is.

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mozarky2 says... November 16, 2017 at 7:01 a.m.

TT, you haven't, and never will, move on from 2016. That election dominates your every thought. So, let's look ahead to 2018, if you're capable of that leap.
Will the Dems field candidates in ANY of the U.S. Congressional elections?

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WGT says... November 16, 2017 at 7:10 a.m.

The pendulum will continue the swing. The cleansing is happening. Garbage politics of diseased Republican creeps, and the warped sense of morality they harbor, will fuel the left to new gains, resulting in stopping this wanton onslaught of depravity by deplorables.

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skeptic1 says... November 16, 2017 at 7:32 a.m.

Wow, two Democrats win in two blue states, imagine that?

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RBear says... November 16, 2017 at 7:49 a.m.

skeptic, two specials. There's about to be a third with the AL senate election unless Republicans can convince the sexual predator to get out of the race. However, it may be too late to get him off the ballot which would lead to a fractured Republican voting base. Some would write in Luther Strange while others would cast the idiot vote for Moore.

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BoudinMan says... November 16, 2017 at 8:14 a.m.

skeptic, more than 2. Check out Oklahome. Yes, Oklahoma. So far this year 4 seats in the state house have flipped. It just makes things more interesting for sure.

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mozarky2 says... November 16, 2017 at 8:37 a.m.

WOW! Dems win back four of the thousand plus state House seats they lost over the Obama years? Yep, that certainly looks like a trend! LOLZ!

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skeptic1 says... November 16, 2017 at 8:53 a.m.

Wow, a few state Democrat state representatives got elected...woo-hoo. The economy continues to soar, taxes are reduced, illegal immigration is was way down, consumer confidence is the highest in 25 years....yeah I can see why the Dems would think they have it in the bag. Good grief.

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PopulistMom says... November 16, 2017 at 9:10 a.m.

Mozarky,

You can't judge what is happening in America by what is happening in Arkansas which, outside of Alabama, has become one of the reddest states in the nation. Democrats have been winning special elections across the country. One pollster indicated that they are up about 12 points over where they were on election day 2016, and also predicted that if they are up 15 points on election day 2018, they will retake the House. I hope that the Democrats in Arkansas will focus on education and the environment because these are the two issues where Arkansas needs the most help. While the Democrats may not contest all of the congressional seats in Arkansas in 2018, the Democrats will make strong gains across the country.

Virginia is in the process of becoming a blue state, but it used to be a purple state. The Virginia House was Republican and now it will be about tied. Virginians care more about good schools and the economy than far right Christian homophobia and discrimination against minorities.

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