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My first internship in politics was with Dennis Kucinich’s primary challenge to Mary Rose Oakar in 1988, which Dennis lost 75-25.  I’ll never forget what Dennis said at the start of his concession that night. “I’d rather lose by this kind of margin than by one point.”  Wisdom never knew such brevity.

Thus, as I recover from my campaign, I’m looking for silver linings in the results.  There were 6 precincts in Old Brooklyn that immediately jumped out as the highest turnout precincts, nearly double the average turnout across the entire 7th district.  Largely because of the now overturned […]

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I’m still in post-election coma, but I really want to thank all the people who supported my campaign, and the 730 voters who decided a man is more than the measure of his worst mistake.  It means a lot to have so many good people stand in my corner.  Many of you had a little taste of my existence, with the endless tossing of my criminal record into your face.  I’m sorry you had to go through that, and it means a lot to know that you stuck with me.  Thank you.

It’s for those people that I’m writing this […]

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