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Not good news for identity Dems

by Evie / November 9, 2005 11:16 PM PST
Latino voters key to incumbent's victory

LAWRENCE -- As supporters chanted ''four more years," the entourage surrounding Mayor Michael J. Sullivan and celebrating his victory over Marcos Devers included a sizable number of Latinos who mixed in various Spanish shouts.

In this city of 72,000 where about half of the registered voters are Latino, Sullivan, a Republican, easily defeated the Dominican-born Devers, a Democrat seeking to become the first elected Latino mayor in Massachusetts. Sullivan's 61 percent to 39 percent victory Tuesday came with the help of a significant number of Latino voters.

Sullivan's Latino supporters say their city's race wasn't about electing a Latino mayor. School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy said it was about reelecting a man who has been responsive to the city's Latino community and is making positive changes for all residents.

''There's been a long history in this city of excluding," Laboy said. ''For the first time, we find a mayor who has been embracive, has included the Latino community, has empowered the Latino community."...
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(NT) (NT) Don't harsh their mellow!
by EdH / November 9, 2005 11:57 PM PST
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Yeah, since you far right extremists
by Dan McC / November 10, 2005 3:36 AM PST

didn't see any broader implications in the gubernatorial races in two populous states it is surpassing strange that you would take such comfort in the result in a hamlet of 72,000.

And, of course, there was this:

The low turnout Tuesday may also have resulted from confusion over whether inactive voters could vote, Kane said. City officials were late in mailing out a required notice to voters placed on the inactive list for not voting in the last city election or not responding to the last city census.


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The boader implications of holding onto two offices?
by EdH / November 10, 2005 3:41 AM PST

Keep up the new Dem chant,

We didn't lose! We didn't lose! We didn't lose!

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Broader implications?
by Evie / November 10, 2005 10:26 AM PST
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Just trying to bolster their confidence for the upcoming
by Ziks511 / November 10, 2005 6:07 AM PST

mid terms, which may well go the way of NJ and VA. The issue of competence after Katrina, and Libby and Rove, and the secret prisons and everything else may be coming home to roost. Well, I'm hoping it's coming home to roost, preferably with Bird Flu for Republican incumbents. (Not the lethal kind.)


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But, Rob, if they go the way of NJ and VA, that will mean
by EdH / November 10, 2005 6:45 AM PST

No change and no gain for the Dems, which of course would be a good thing.

The rest of your bilge is just that, as usual.

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And he only wishes non-lethal sickness upon those ...
by Evie / November 10, 2005 10:30 AM PST

... he dislikes.

Liberal tolerance and compassion? LOL

Evie Happy

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You too
by Evie / November 10, 2005 10:29 AM PST

If the Dems don't keep the Hispanics feeling like a victim group voting for them in lock step, they are sunk. As sunk as if even only 80% of blacks vote for them.

To spin holding party control of two states, one of which is probably the bluest (and certainly filled with the most idiot voters for not ousting corruption) state in the nation, as some great Dem victory and bellweather is pure delusion.
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