Thursday, November 17, 2005

More off-year election analysis; good news

Yes, Tuesday's vote signaled a rejection of Bush, as candidates associated with him fell one by one. Read Ruy Teixeira's newest post on the "End of Bushism" for this kind of post mortem. But another story about Tuesday's elections bears attention: Progressive candidates, not mere Democrats, won big! Progressive Majority—which runs farm teams to recruit and nurture progressive candidates—declared Tuesday a "big win" for progressive values, as 66 percent of their candidates won in Washington state, Colorado and Arizona. And EMILY's List —which supports pro-choice women candidates—reports a record number of victories for EMILY’s List candidates in an off-year election.  [more]
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