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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Democrats Win Big in 2005 Elections

Posted by Bob Brigham

Official statements:

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Howard Dean:

Washington, DC -– Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the resounding Democratic victories in elections in New Jersey, Virginia, and across the country:

“The resounding victories tonight by Jon Corzine and Tim Kaine have sent a powerful message that when Democrats stand up for what we believe in, we win. They showed that the values and priorities of the Democratic Party are the values and priorities of the American people.

“Jon Corzine and Tim Kaine were strong candidates who offered vision and leadership based on the shared values and priorities of the voters of New Jersey and Virginia. They worked hard to earn the trust and the votes of the people in their states by not taking a single vote or voter for granted.

“Also tonight, voters all across the country delivered a resounding message: Americans are tired of the politics of hate and divisiveness, and voted for strong Democratic candidates who offered true leadership for their states and communities. These candidates showed exactly what our party is going to do to stand up and win in 2006.”

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chair Senator Chuck Schumer:

"Tonight's unexpectedly strong performance in New Jersey and Virginia not only showed that Americans are tired of the GOP's policies but that there is a real desire to give Democrats the chance to show Americans that we can do better.

The trend for the Democrats going into 2006 is strong and continuing. It's going to be a real shot in the arm for Democratic efforts to take back the House and Senate in 2006."

Tomorrow Schedule:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Democratic Governors Association Chairman Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, will hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss Democratic victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and others.

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I'd like to ask that you please take back everything you said about Tim Kaine blowing his chances for 2005, about his poorly-run campaign, etc. I immediately took offense to your inaccurate portrayal of Tim's campaign as negatively focused, and devoid of ideas.

Your predictions that Tim was running a losing race were petty and spiteful, especially given the importance of unified support and momentum in the final weeks of the race, and (as a few commenters pointed out) since the focus of this site is on putting Democrats into closely contested seats. More to the point: you were wrong. When you post opinions as assertions in front of an audience, and those opinions turn out to be wrong, you owe an apology to the people you maligned.

I fully believe that the welfare of my state depended greatly on Tim Kaine's victory, and to see you throw water on his fire was distressing and insulting to the people who care, and who worked very hard to ensure his victory. So far I haven't seen a word from you in praise of Tim since his victory, and I think it would be very big of you to offer something of a recognition that you were wrong about Tim, about his inability to solidify this victory, about his inability to lead.

Congratulations to Tim Kaine, and to everyone who fought the good fight on election day this year!

Posted by: msnook [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2005 03:36 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment


Bob, you wrote some really harsh posts re Kaine. For example, shortly before the election, you called the campaign "pathetic" and added, "Virginia gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine is finishing his campaign as he started it: as a disgrace to Democrats."

No apologies? No "my bad" retraction?

Congrats, msnook, and to everyone who saw threw these types of attacks, worked hard along side with Tim -- and can now celebrate as part of the victory.

Posted by: LVDem [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2005 01:21 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I agree, thanks Bob for leaving Swing State. Your type of blogging has no place on any type of liberal blog. Kaine wins. Democrats win. Kilgore loses. BUSH loses. Republicans lose. You lose.

Posted by: JamesSWVA [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2005 02:54 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment