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Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 02:47 PM
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Information

Candidate Information
Candidate Name: Rebekah Bydlak
Office Sought: U.S. Congress
Party: Republican
State / District: FL / 1st
Website: http://www.rebekah2016.com/
Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebekah2016/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebekah_2016


Race Information: Competition & Demographics
Incumbent: Jeff Miller (R) - Retiring.
Primary Date: August 30, 2016
Other Primary Candidates:
1st District Candidates:
- Robert Blake (R) ~ Defense Contractor, Retired USAF Officer
- Cris Dosev (R) ~ Real Estate Developer, Retired USMC Officer
- Greg Evers (R) ~ State Senator, Farmer, Ex-State Representative
- Brian Frazier (R) ~ Retired Navy Captain
- Matt Gaetz (R) ~ State Representative, Attorney
- Rich Gazlay (R) ~ Roofing Contractor
- John Mills (R) ~ Physician
- Mark Wichern (R) ~ Structural Restoration Contractor
- James Zumwalt (R) ~ Ex-Congressional Aide, Iraq War Veteran
- Michelle Ryan (R)
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties:



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johndeal
05-10-2016, 03:05 PM
Seems like a reasonable bet. Any info on how she's doing on the ground?

Krugminator2
05-10-2016, 03:07 PM
I wouldn't hold this against her, but her husband trashed Rand Paul with just nothing smears.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/why-im-tried-of-defending-rand-paul-120844

Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 04:35 PM
I wouldn't hold this against her, but her husband trashed Rand Paul with just nothing smears.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/why-im-tried-of-defending-rand-paul-120844

That was more like lamenting.


Since serving as Ron Paul’s fundraising director in 2008, I have often been asked what made Congressman Paul so popular—why he was able to raise so much money, especially online. In recent months, a new question has replaced the old ones: Will his son be able to do the same?

Earlier this year, when reporters began calling to ask for my predictions about how Paul the younger’s fundraising momentum would compare to his father’s, I behaved as I thought was appropriate: I hedged. I bit my tongue. I answered cautiously.

Through it all, I haven’t said what now seems increasingly obvious: There is little chance that Rand Paul’s momentum will ever match that of Ron Paul.

That article will be seen as a good sign by the majority of this forum. Complaining about things like Rand signing the Tom Cotton letter is an understandable "complaint", although if he was a supporter, he would save the negatives for post-campaign, not at the beginning.

Krugminator2
05-10-2016, 05:01 PM
That was more like lamenting.

That article will be seen as a good sign by the majority of this forum. Complaining about things like Rand signing the Tom Cotton letter is an understandable "complaint", although if he was a supporter, he would save the negatives for post-campaign, not at the beginning.


The unfortunate reason is clear: Rand Paul doesn’t stand for much of anything anymore.


Rand was a once in a lifetime candidate. If someone feels Rand doesn't stand for anything, then they are on a different team than I am on.

Chieppa1
05-10-2016, 05:05 PM
Absolutely. The more the better.

Mr.NoSmile
05-10-2016, 05:07 PM
Sounds promising, but what's the competition look like?

Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 06:02 PM
More info:


Today 25-year-old native Floridian Rebekah Johansen Bydlak announced her Republican candidacy for the state’s 1st Congressional District.

Born and raised in McDavid community in north Escambia County, she attended Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida and holds a master’s degree in political science and public administration from UWF.

Since graduation, Bydlak has served as Outreach Director for the Coalition to Reduce Spending, an advocacy organization dedicated to reducing federal spending and debt -of which her husband Jonathan, former Director of Fundraising for Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign, serves as president.

“The First District deserves innovative solutions, not just more of the same,” Bydlak said in her press announcement. “A vibrant, 21st century economy that benefits all demands a federal government that abides by our Constitution.”

“Washington is broken,” she added, “and I have the experience to be part of the solution. Every child born today will face tens of thousands of dollars in debt they did not ring up, thanks to career politicians who have no interest in stopping business as usual. I will fight for my generation’s right to be free from this burden.”
...
http://ricksblog.biz/another-republican-files-for-congress-2/

Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 06:13 PM
Rand was a once in a lifetime candidate. If someone feels Rand doesn't stand for anything, then they are on a different team than I am on.

It's an unfortunate characteristic of stubborn contrarians, critics, pessimists and libertarians to save their harshest, and often loudest criticism for those closest to their own ideology.

Guess there's a bit of karma here. He gave up on Rand early in the process, which led to you bringing up a negative as soon as his wife announces she is running.

Matt Collins
05-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Although I'm sure she is solid on the issues, I don't think she has any chance to win whatsoever.

Matt Collins
05-10-2016, 06:25 PM
Although I'm sure she is solid on the issues, I don't think she has any chance to win whatsoever.

Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 06:38 PM
Sounds promising, but what's the competition look like?

Republican District, incumbent is retiring. Wide open, but crowded field.

Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 06:53 PM
Although I'm sure she is solid on the issues, I don't think she has any chance to win whatsoever.

What is the GOP Primary process in Florida? Majority required or some plurality?

She is a long-shot, but she has a chance to win. She would probably do well to use the essential platform used by two recent no "chance to win whatsoever" candidates*. Dave Brat was one of them.

*On top of liberty-oriented, small government and Constitutional positions.

Matt Collins
05-10-2016, 08:15 PM
Her narrative is insurmountable and I doubt she will be able to raise the money. But she knows a lot of people who know how to win elections so it is quite possible that she will be able to position herself as well as possible and squeak out a lucky victory. With a crowded field, it could easily be only a few thousand voters (or less) who determine the outcome. She might get lucky. But short of that, I don't think she has any chance at all, the math just doesn't add up.

Krugminator2
05-10-2016, 08:18 PM
It's an unfortunate characteristic of stubborn contrarians, critics, pessimists and libertarians to save their harshest, and often loudest criticism for those closest to their own ideology.

Guess there's a bit of karma here. He gave up on Rand early in the process, which led to you bringing up a negative as soon as his wife announces she is running.

She probably is good and people should support her. I had never heard of him but I recognized Jonathan Bydlak's name instantly, because I remember he went to Politico when everyone was piling on to Rand to further the narrative that Rand was a sellout. It it the only time I have ever heard of him.

I actually just Googled his name and this popped up. I can't help myself. Apparently this article struck a nerve with other people.

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Brian4Liberty
05-10-2016, 10:33 PM
She probably is good and people should support her. I had never heard of him but I recognized Jonathan Bydlak's name instantly, because I remember he went to Politico when everyone was piling on to Rand to further the narrative that Rand was a sellout. It it the only time I have ever heard of him.

I actually just Googled his name and this popped up. I can't help myself. Apparently this article struck a nerve with other people.

627171102775611392

LOL. Yeah, I gave him a hard time. We hadn't even started yet and he was throwing in the towel, so timing is important.

But the gist of this from a campaign evaluation standpoint is that Rebekah would probably be more like Ron than Rand, not that there's much of an actual divide there.

EBounding
05-11-2016, 07:27 AM
I'm wary of sending money to people running for a federal office with no voting record. Hope she surprises a lot of people though.

ronpaulhawaii
05-11-2016, 10:03 AM
Her narrative is insurmountable and I doubt she will be able to raise the money. But she knows a lot of people who know how to win elections so it is quite possible that she will be able to position herself as well as possible and squeak out a lucky victory. With a crowded field, it could easily be only a few thousand voters (or less) who determine the outcome. She might get lucky. But short of that, I don't think she has any chance at all, the math just doesn't add up.

Her narrative is insurmountable??? What does that even mean?

And now I'm curious if you had a prediction for Eric Brakey's race in ME? (very much a long shot, as was Gunny's)

I've already sent money to Rebekah, and attended her fundraiser in DC last week where Amash showed up in support. I had a discussion with her over fundraising and she not only acknowledged the importance of making the calls, but also nailed it by finishing the convo with an ask. I think she may just "pull a Brakey" regarding fundraising. Beyond that, the crowded field may help more than hurt, and in many ways, traditional "math" has pretty much been thrown out the window this cycle.

Finally, regardless of her chances, the platform to spread ideas is always valuable.

#GoGrassroots

johndeal
05-11-2016, 11:43 AM
The main competition seems to be Matt Gaetz, who has $340k ($113K from himself) on hand and is a sitting member of the FL state house.

Bydlak didn't file in March (I don't know if she entered the race then).

This would be an ideal house seat to target if we had a candidate who had been elected locally and could get people knocking doors. Does anyone know how she's doing in that respect. I've given some money to Brannon in NC who I think can thread the needle. If Bydlak has a decent shot I'd be happy to support her as well but I'd prefer not to throw money away.

ronpaulhawaii
05-11-2016, 12:41 PM
The main competition seems to be Matt Gaetz, who has $340k ($113K from himself) on hand and is a sitting member of the FL state house.

Bydlak didn't file in March (I don't know if she entered the race then).

This would be an ideal house seat to target if we had a candidate who had been elected locally and could get people knocking doors. Does anyone know how she's doing in that respect. I've given some money to Brannon in NC who I think can thread the needle. If Bydlak has a decent shot I'd be happy to support her as well but I'd prefer not to throw money away.

Her husband was active here in 2008, I'll see if he still has his PW and can keep an eye on this to answer questions/etc.

Matt Collins
05-11-2016, 04:52 PM
Her narrative is insurmountable??? What does that even mean?It means that 20-something year old girls who don't have much life experience, haven't accomplished much, don't live in the district, and don't have a life story are unlikely to get elected to anything, much less Congress.





And now I'm curious if you had a prediction for Eric Brakey's race in ME? (very much a long shot, as was Gunny's)I don't know anything about his race. Wasn't he already elected? :confused:


I've already sent money to Rebekah, and attended her fundraiser in DC last week where Amash showed up in support. I had a discussion with her over fundraising and she not only acknowledged the importance of making the calls, but also nailed it by finishing the convo with an ask. I think she may just "pull a Brakey" regarding fundraising. Beyond that, the crowded field may help more than hurt, and in many ways, traditional "math" has pretty much been thrown out the window this cycle.

Finally, regardless of her chances, the platform to spread ideas is always valuable.

#GoGrassrootsMath is still math, and as I mentioned, if she does everything right, she might get lucky, but I wouldn't bet any money on it.

If the other guy wins, and she is smart, she will use the massive list she built to run for state legislature. Even that is a tall order, but she would have a better chance to win that than to win a Congressional seat.

Peace&Freedom
05-11-2016, 06:59 PM
It means that 20-something year old girls who don't have much life experience, haven't accomplished much, don't live in the district, and don't have a life story are unlikely to get elected to anything, much less Congress.

Bydlak could nonetheless use this campaign to get candidate experience, build her brand and to find out which portions of the district most strongly support her. She could then run for state legislative office in one of those areas. Or she should keep a campaign apparatus "motor running," and wait for an open seat she could latch onto when the right opportunity arises.

Anyway, here's her picture:
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/729879460992847879/3LGKntXn_400x400.jpg

Matt Collins
05-11-2016, 07:54 PM
Bydlak could nonetheless use this campaign to get candidate experience, build her brand and to find out which portions of the district most strongly support her. She could then run for state legislative office in one of those areas. Or she should keep a campaign apparatus "motor running," and wait for an open seat she could latch onto when the right opportunity arises.I think that is what I just wrote above.

H. E. Panqui
05-12-2016, 06:37 AM
:rolleyes:

...hopefully someday we can get some politicians who understand and will correct 'the debt that ought not to be debt', etc. hideous, fraudulent bankster privilege$ galore...

...sadly, this lady appears yet another in a seemingly endless parade of republicrat monetary ignoramuses...

...she's pretty good-looking though..and this alone may attract lots of republicrats... ;)

Peace&Freedom
05-12-2016, 08:03 AM
I think that is what I just wrote above.

I added the elements of brand-building, gaining experience and picking the most supportive local district to fill out your point. As we've seen, having a good mailing list is only one aspect of winning elections.

ronpaulhawaii
05-12-2016, 09:16 AM
It means that 20-something year old girls who don't have much life experience, haven't accomplished much, don't live in the district, and don't have a life story are unlikely to get elected to anything, much less Congress.

"20-something" is spin. She is young, 25, but that is the same type of lame attack used against 27 year old Sen. Eric Brakey when he ran two years ago, who, as an aspiring actor in NYC, had even less established "life experience" Further, using the Brakey example, he actually was not born and raised in ME, and only moved there to head up RP's 2012 campaign. Rebekah, on the other hand, was born and raised in the district, (and she actually does live there). While they both have deep roots in their respective areas, Rebekah's are more solid.

Continuing, we have Rebekah's current position as Director of The Coalition to Reduce Spending, which has given her a heap of experience on how things actually work in government. Add the fact that she earned a master’s degree in political science/public administration (from University of West Florida,) and you have a local girl with skills and the building blocks of a compelling story.


I don't know anything about his race. Wasn't he already elected? :confused:

What part of "had" are you having trouble with?


Math is still math, and as I mentioned, if she does everything right, she might get lucky, but I wouldn't bet any money on it.

If the other guy wins, and she is smart, she will use the massive list she built to run for state legislature. Even that is a tall order, but she would have a better chance to win that than to win a Congressional seat.

I really doubt you even have the data to run the math, much less have run it. ISTM you are just spouting off, like the negative nancy you often resemble. I mean hell, you didn't even know she grew up and lives there...

H. E. Panqui
05-12-2016, 10:20 AM
:rolleyes:

...brakey is another republican (state senator) monetary ignoramus who shilled for stinking ted cruz...if this is what is termed a 'liberty :rolleyes: candidate', i'll pass...

...stinking republicans give 'liberty' a really really bad name...ugh....

ronpaulhawaii
05-12-2016, 05:00 PM
:rolleyes:

...brakey is another republican (state senator) monetary ignoramus who shilled for stinking ted cruz...if this is what is termed a 'liberty :rolleyes: candidate', i'll pass...

...stinking republicans give 'liberty' a really really bad name...ugh....

Your ignorance tells me you are just trolling. Please show us where Brakey shilled for Cruz. What I saw was that he stated that Paul was his candidate, Paul is who he caucused and voted for, but as a representative of the people who voted to make him a delegate, he would cast his vote at the RNC for the winner of his Caucus.

FTR, Brakey and I were friends long before he went to Maine and I'm one of two who convinced him to go, mentored him, and advised him throughout his race.

I'm especially pleased that he has been put on the platform and resolutions committee at the RNC. I know he will represent our interests as best he can.

Anyway, this thread is about Rebekah...

BrendanWenzel
05-12-2016, 06:11 PM
It's good to see her running at her age and spreading the message of liberty. She's got a bright future ahead of her!

Matt Collins
05-12-2016, 08:16 PM
"20-something" is spin. She is young, 25, but that is the same type of lame attack used against 27 year old Sen. Eric Brakey when he ran two years ago, who, as an aspiring actor in NYC, had even less established "life experience"Running the the state leg and US House are worlds apart.



Continuing, we have Rebekah's current position as Director of The Coalition to Reduce Spending, which has given her a heap of experience on how things actually work in government. Add the fact that she earned a masterís degree in political science/public administration (from University of West Florida,) and you have a local girl with skills and the building blocks of a compelling story.None of that really means anything to the average voter.




I mean hell, you didn't even know she grew up and lives there...Actually I do know she grew up there, but it is my understanding they have been living in DC for a while.

ronpaulhawaii
05-12-2016, 11:34 PM
Running the the state leg and US House are worlds apart.

ya think?


None of that really means anything to the average voter.

It wasn't addressing average voter concerns, it was addressing your objections. Like I said, she has decent building blocks for messaging. Besides, to the average voter, any "story" is more about presentation than substance anyway. Given her access to decent advisors/mentors/etc., If she knocks on doors and makes the calls, like other winners I've seen, she'll have as good a shot as they did.


Actually I do know she grew up there, but it is my understanding they have been living in DC for a while.

First you complain of her young age, then you say this, "living in DC for a while"... Meanwhile, they live in CD1 and she only lived in DC for a short while,

I like to see constructive criticism; vague and ignorant dismissiveness that introduces undeserved negativity, not so much...

H. E. Panqui
05-13-2016, 08:01 AM
Your ignorance tells me you are just trolling. Please show us where Brakey shilled for Cruz. What I saw was that he stated that Paul was his candidate, Paul is who he caucused and voted for, but as a representative of the people who voted to make him a delegate, he would cast his vote at the RNC for the winner of his Caucus.

FTR, Brakey and I were friends long before he went to Maine and I'm one of two who convinced him to go, mentored him, and advised him throughout his race....

:cool:

...i (ashamedly) attended a session of the state convention as a guest (i was literally dragged kicking and screaming)...i SAW brakey's name on a delegate slate(s) distributed by SHILLS FOR TED STINKING CRUZ!..

...btw, in the larger scheme of things we are all 'trolls'..for one example, you apparently troll for 'young attractive republican political hopefuls' [who can be found frequently working their cakeholes about 'the illion dollar economy' absent an honest clue as to the HIDEOUS origin and nature of even one 'dollar']...word... ;)

Matt Collins
05-13-2016, 11:32 AM
I like to see constructive criticism; vague and ignorant dismissiveness that introduces undeserved negativity, not so much...
Campaign school 101:

1- don't run for Congress your first time,

2- have a sellable narrative,

3- and fit the profile of your average candidate.



All 3 of these are being ignored in this race. As I said, she might get lucky, but more than likely she will not get elected. If she builds a big list and uses that for other purposes then it will be still be a victory regardless of being elected or not.

johndeal
05-13-2016, 03:22 PM
I wish Bydlak had been elected to some local office first but I also think this seat is too valuable for her not to give it a shot.

An open seat in a solid Republican district with what should be a beatable opponents. She's the only female contender.

Evers (a state senator), Gaetz (a state rep), and Zumwalt (a Miller staffer) have never won contested primaries. If they split things evenly Bydlak will have a shot.

The winner may only need 25-28% of the vote though I would expect it will take >35% to win.

Bryan
05-15-2016, 10:40 AM
[moved many posts here to the evaluation]

When I first saw the name Bydlak I immediately wondered about a connection to Jonathon Bydlak, and of course there is. I remember Rebekah from some past Ron Paul campaigns, didn't she use to do youtubes?

I am very encouraged to see young liberty supporters stepping up to run for office! This is great news and even better when they have a solid foundation to build upon. From what I've seen, Rebekah has a lot of potential.

That said, I am likewise concerned on attempts to jump too high too soon. Winning and keeping a congressional seat is not something that comes easy, so for liberty activists efforts to be fruitful the candidate has to have a lot going for them.

Without knowing all the fundamentals in this case, I would agree with Matt to a point, the situation is not stacked well. Getting more information on these fundamentals however can help provide better focus. Some key questions for me...

- What has she done to build up her local base? Has see been involved in a lot of grassroots groups? Building contacts?

- What has she done to build up a national pro-liberty base? Has she been producing content (articles, etc) that have built up a following? What are her personal fb and twitter follower counts at?

- What is the funding plan? Doe she / family have a large amount of seed money to get the campaign off to a great start? Has she build up the support base to do that? Or is she going to be looking for new supporters to provide the first injection of big money?

Aside for this, it's understood that there can be value in running campaigns beyond just winning (and our evaluation process recognizes this). It certainly seems like Rebekah can have a very positive future, the question is, will she press on with other opportunities if she does not win this race? Would she consider a run for a state office? I don't think we'd get a public answer to that but there are ways this could be gauged.

Brian4Liberty
06-06-2016, 04:51 PM
CD1: With Republican Jeff Miller bowing out, expect a competitive GOP in this Panhandle seat. Two state legislators--Greg Evers and Matt Gaetz--are already running for this seat and other Republicans have also lined up to run. No surprise considering the number of military bases in the region, several of the Republican candidates--Robert Blake, Cris Dosev, Brian Frazier, John Mills, James Zumwalt--are veterans. There are also other outsiders like Rebekah Johansen Bydlak and Mark Wichern in the primary while local elected officials like Ashton Hayward and David Stafford could still enter the fray. Not all of these candidates are going to make the ballot of course but this isn’t going to be a two man contest between Evers and Gaetz. There are some Democrats and independents running but they simply won’t be factors in one of the most secure Republican districts in the state. Whoever wins the Republican primary at the end of August should be headed to Washington.

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-congressional-races-look-competitive-after-redistricting-retirements

Brian4Liberty
06-07-2016, 06:49 PM
- What is the funding plan? Doe she / family have a large amount of seed money to get the campaign off to a great start? Has she build up the support base to do that? Or is she going to be looking for new supporters to provide the first injection of big money?


Seems her initial fundraiser went very well:


North Escambia Native Rebekah Bydlak Tops $100K Raised In Congressional Race

June 7, 2016

Congressional candidate Rebekah Johansen Bydlak has announced that she closed out the month of May with over $100,000 in donations from over 200 donors,

nickpruitt
06-29-2016, 10:15 AM
She just got endorsed by that Ron Paul dude.

http://rare.us/story/ron-paul-just-endorsed-a-candidate-some-are-calling-the-future-of-the-republican-party/?utm_source=JulieBorowski

Todd
06-29-2016, 10:29 AM
She's well spoken


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss6SKjJWRAU

Brian4Liberty
07-27-2016, 11:06 AM
Rebekah Bydlak endorsed by Citizens for the Republic (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?498622-Rebekah-Bydlak-endorsed-by-Citizens-for-the-Republic)

CPUd
08-18-2016, 07:26 PM
Her endorsements seem to be picking up:

https://i.imgur.com/rlYx0eN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/E6lgm7P.jpg
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jurgs01
08-22-2016, 09:51 PM
This is a race worth fighting for. If we aren't trying to win these type of races, why do we even have a liberty candidates forum?

Brian4Liberty
08-24-2016, 06:30 PM
From Justin Amash:


I'm writing to let you know about my friend Rebekah Bydlak and her race for Congress -- and to ask you to please join me in supporting her by chipping in a contribution to her campaign right away.

I know Rebekah personally from her time working at the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

There, Rebekah fought on behalf of hard-working taxpayers to pressure Congress to reduce federal spending at its source -- and to stop the special-interest groups that currently run our government.

When she's elected to Congress, I'm confident Rebekah will join me on the frontlines of the fight to slash spending and taxes, roll back unnecessary regulations and burdens on businesses, protect privacy rights and restore constitutional government.

I've worked with Rebekah in the past -- and I'm thrilled at the prospect of serving with her in Congress.

That's why her upcoming August 30 primary is so critical to our liberty movement.

Americans aren't looking for more elected officials who will muddy the ideological waters with the same ole business-as-usual politics.

Instead, they're thirsting for more elected officials who will boldly stand up and shout, "the days of Big Government are OVER" -- and mean it!

Rebekah is taking on the entire Washington Machine.

And she needs the help and support of liberty-loving Americans like you during this last week before the August 30 Republican primary.

Will you please join me in supporting Rebekah Bydlak by chipping in a generous contribution to her campaign?

Thank you so much for supporting Rebekah.

For liberty,

Justin Amash



Donate here: http://www.rebekah2016.com/donate

Spread the word!

AZJoe
08-26-2016, 10:37 AM
Ron Paul has endorsed Rebekah Bydlak

“I am pleased to endorse Rebekah Bydlak for Congress,” Paul said, “Rebekah’s commitment to, and experience in advancing, the principles of liberty show that she is the type of leader the GOP, Florida, and the country need.”

“I am thrilled and honored to be endorsed by the godfather of the Tea Party,” Bydlak said, “Ron Paul’s name has become synonymous with the defense of the Constitution and reducing the size of government.”

http://www.northescambia.com/2016/06/ron-paul-endorses-north-escambia-native-rebekah-bydlak-for-congress

Brian4Liberty
08-26-2016, 11:46 AM
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Matt Collins
08-26-2016, 03:57 PM
Wow, she looks like my cousin's identical twin in this photo... and there is Drew Carey's younger brother in the background lol

GunnyFreedom
08-26-2016, 04:22 PM
I have heard a lot of good things. No matter what I think this is win-win. Assuming the worst just for argument, the electorate is more willing to overlook a first loss from someone so young, and the experience gained would worth it's weight in gold. But right now there is a lot of popular revulsion for the establishment, and properly capitalized this could easily go all the way. I haven't seen the district composition, but don't let teh Collinz fool you, there is no such thing as luck. Voting is too granular for fortune to have any but the briefest and lightest effect. You move people when you leverage what moves them. Take ownership of that thing and make history.