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The Endorsement Of Colin Allred

Nobody can accuse me of picking the low hanging fruit with my 2024 endorsements. Texas is the Democrats’ best pickup opportunity this cycle but is a stretch. Colin Allred is challenging sitting Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the Lone Star State. Texas is trending blue but I’m not sure it is anything but the reddest shade of purple at the moment. (And the Republican controlled Texas legislature along with its Republican Governor and Attorney General certainly aren’t trying to hasten the trend!)

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The Third Endorsement Of Sherrod Brown

This is basically the cut and paste of a cut and paste having endorsed Sherrod Brown in 2012, again in 2018 and now for a third time in 2024. He was far from a sure thing any of those times and deserved tellthetruthonthem.com’s endorsement all of them. Continue reading The Third Endorsement Of Sherrod Brown

What Matters To You?

Thursday night was another of those political nerd “holidays” – the State of the Union address. I’ve missed very few, if any, in my adult lifetime regardless of the president. I realize that they are largely the president giving his wish list with roughly half the crowd spending most of their time clapping, often on their feet, while the others sit waiting for their chance to exit and hit a watering hole. I’m a political nerd. What can I say?

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A Hat

Today is Super Tuesday. I’ll probably write about the primary results later this week but for today I will simply inform you that living in North Carolina I availed myself of the opportunity to in-person early vote. (Yes, I put my votes where my endorsements are voting for Joe Biden, Josh Stein and Jeff Jackson.) But today I want to talk about something else and the catalyst was the hat a man was wearing as I exited and he entered the local Y last Friday morning.

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The Endorsement of Jon Tester

But he is not a progressive? He is far from a shoe-in in November? I anticipate both of those critiques from my readers as I write this. Here are the bottom lines: Jon is a good man (don’t discount that factor!), a reliable Democratic vote in the Senate and in the current political situation the Democrats are lucky to have a Senator from deep red Montana. In other words, although it is far from assured, Tester can defend that seat in ’24 and I don’t see another Democrat that can.

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