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Top Three Races I Care About

October 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I don’t usually have much time on Fridays and today is no exception, so I’ll make this one of my shortest posts ever. These are the top three upcoming races in this years’ mid-term elections that I care about, in descending order:

1- Prop 19. in California. Please, please, legalize marijuana. Show the rest of the country that it won’t lead to the end of the world as we know it, and let them drop their jaws and gape at the slew of unforeseen positive effects it will have. Plant the idea in the minds of representatives from other states that ending this ridiculous prohibition is not only good for turning out the vote, but good policy as well. If the dominos start falling and the prohibition ends nationwide, we can expect weaker drug cartels, stronger economies, and thanks to a legal alternative to alcohol, fewer car accidents and cases of domestic violence.

2- Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. I don’t even remember the name of the guy he’s running against and I don’t want to give him any publicity here, but Feingold is one of the few true progressives in Washington and it would be a damned shame to see him go while a bunch of corporate democrats keep their seats. That would send exactly the wrong message to other democrats: that in order to keep your seat you’ve got to play ball with Big Money. If you live in Wisconsin, please vote for Feingold and send the right message: that you can stand up to Big Money and the people will have your back.

3- Alan Grayson in Florida. Like most liberals I have some issues with Grayson and the way he’s been running his campaign, but at the end of the day he’s one of the good guys. He refused to be bought by Big Money so they’re throwing everything they’ve got at him. If you happen to live in his district, please vote for Grayson and keep one of the strongest voices for average citizens in Washington.

Come on, voters. Help us out here.

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