Obama Legacy in State Offices: A Shrinking Democratic Share

m.knox

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From the right wing New York Times.....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/u...ate-offices-a-shrinking-democratic-share.html

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Young, telegenic and media-savvy, State Auditor Adam Edelen looked like a shoo-in for re-election when Democrats gathered in a horse barn here for a buffet dinner late last month. Most figured he would go on to challenge Senator Rand Paul, whose Republican presidential bid is faltering even as he seeks re-election.

Now a Paul-Edelen matchup is off the table. Kentucky Democrats, including Mr. Edelen, were trounced last week in an election that swept aside decades of their dominance over state government — and added Mr. Edelen to a growing list of Democrats across the country who have suffered painful defeats since President Obama was elected.

“In terms of governors, legislators and constitutional officers, the bench has been eviscerated during his tenure,” said Mr. Edelen, 40, who says it would be “too difficult” for him to beat Mr. Paul and plans to go back to the private sector. He called the loss of Democratic talent across the country “regrettable” and said, “It will have very long-term consequences.”
 

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From the right wing New York Times.....

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/u...ate-offices-a-shrinking-democratic-share.html

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Young, telegenic and media-savvy, State Auditor Adam Edelen looked like a shoo-in for re-election when Democrats gathered in a horse barn here for a buffet dinner late last month. Most figured he would go on to challenge Senator Rand Paul, whose Republican presidential bid is faltering even as he seeks re-election.

Now a Paul-Edelen matchup is off the table. Kentucky Democrats, including Mr. Edelen, were trounced last week in an election that swept aside decades of their dominance over state government — and added Mr. Edelen to a growing list of Democrats across the country who have suffered painful defeats since President Obama was elected.

“In terms of governors, legislators and constitutional officers, the bench has been eviscerated during his tenure,” said Mr. Edelen, 40, who says it would be “too difficult” for him to beat Mr. Paul and plans to go back to the private sector. He called the loss of Democratic talent across the country “regrettable” and said, “It will have very long-term consequences.”
Great news.
 

m.knox

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Great news.

People are finally waking up Ted. They are starting to understand that democrats are the enemy of individual freedom and that the eventuality of state control is authoritarianism.

State control cannot and will never be the solution to societal fairness.
 

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