Mainstream Democrats should not be afraid.
Apparently it is all Saikat Chakrabarti’s fault. Maureen Dowd says so. Others, too. He is leading Alexandria down the garden path. We are back to blaming women’s behavior on men. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY 14) is the Member of Congress. Chakrabarti is her chief of staff. Ocasio-Cortez is responsible for her staff.
Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com Look at the Daily Bits. Who is vanden Heuvel? What is persistence? 2020 General Election Almost a year ago, I wrote a note urging people to support Abigail Spanberger https://abigailspanberger.com/ for election. A few months before the 2018 election. Democrats targeted a lot of seats. Could they take back the House? Democrats flipped 40 Republican seats in 2018. They now control of the House of Representatives. There are seats to defend. Abigail Spanberger’s is one of them. In 2018, her victory was among the narrowest, 12th narrowest. She won by 6,784 votes. This…
Gil Cisneros https://cisnerosforcongress.com/ ran for Congress because he was lucky. In 2010, he won the lottery -- $266 million. In 2018, he won his election – by 6,711 votes. Eleventh closest winner among the Democrats who flipped Republican seats. Lucky again.
Cynthia Axne belongs to only one political caucus -- the New Democratic Coalition. Moderate. Moderate fiscally. She s clear about her political home. Proud of her "sharp elbows," she has prize committee assignments for a freshman Member of Congress from Iowa.
Gil Cisneros went to work for Frito Lay after he left the Navy -- in operational resources. He was a shipping and manufacturing supervisor. He was a Republican when he started. He had been a Democrat for two years before he was laid off in 2010. Weeks after he was laid off, he won the lottery.
Elaine Luria surprises us. She is a white, Jewish woman from the South who made a career in the military. She is a Democrat who was elected to Congress in 2018.
Debbie Mucarsel's mother left a prosperous, but apparently, dangerous life in Ecuador with her several daughters. An immigrant to California at age fourteen, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell would watch her mother work two jobs to keep going. She would watch her three older sisters become Americans. She would figure out what works in North America, what allows people to become successful.
Anthony Brndisi is a builder. As a member of the Utica School Board, he built new schools. As a state representative, he helped build a new hospital in Utica, helped create a nano technology center at SUNY Polytechnic, and fostered cyber security research and development elsewhere in his district.
There was a nice combination of Joe Cunningham’s professional strength and the issue he pounded his opponent with. Joe Cunningham is an ocean engineer and a lawyer. He was blessed with an opponent who saw nothing wrong with the President’s proposal for offshore oil drilling. He found a way to get noticed in Congress. He was stopped on his way into Congress. His beer was confiscated.