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Sunday, April 25, 2004

Running to Lose

Posted by DavidNYC

Just a quick follow-up to my post some days back where I encouraged people to run for office in long-shot districts just so that we can make the GOP sweat. The New York Times has an interesting article today about politicians running for office - both local and federal - even though they expect to lose. It may seem like some of these folks have slightly cynical motivations (eg, tapping into NYC's generous public financing system), but others - like inserting a new viewpoint into a race or building name recognition for a future run - strike me as worthwhile goals.

Posted at 03:29 PM in General | Technorati


Here's an example of a Democratic candidate in the CA-11 race qualifying as a write-in. It was a long hard slog through multiple recounts, but it will put pressure on the incumbent Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Stockton.


Posted by: Dan at April 26, 2004 08:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Growl. I forgot the URL for the article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/8491647.htm


Posted by: Dan at April 26, 2004 08:55 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment