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« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2019, 11:48:03 pm »

I realize this may be out of left field, but given there are more Republicans than Democrats can I switch to Heidi Heitkamp for the Democrats? I think it’d be an interesting contrast.

Heitkamp didn't have much of a national profile, I'd suggest someone like Jim Webb or Lincoln Chafee if you want that blue dog aspect.
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« Reply #76 on: June 12, 2019, 12:06:58 am »

I realize this may be out of left field, but given there are more Republicans than Democrats can I switch to Heidi Heitkamp for the Democrats? I think it’d be an interesting contrast.

Stay as who you are. I wouldn't switch, at least until later.
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« Reply #77 on: June 12, 2019, 11:59:04 am »

Heath Shuler presidential announcement in Knoxville Tennessee
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For the almost past half decade we have seen a president that while I have admit isn’t perfect and I disagreed with on some issues. Still at the end of the day he has put America back on its feet and working again.

We have seen the GOP instead of trying to be a bipartisan force in getting things done they continue to block and deny anything President Obama gives even ifs a compromise on something!

We need a president that will work for both Americans and both parties while setting our differences aside on important issues such as trade,the budget foreign policy and healthcare so that is why I am running for the Democratic Nomination of the President Of the United States.


I am not the Tax and Spend Democrats as of Secretary Clinton and others I am a Democrat who wants Financial responsibility like middle class tax cuts, balancing the budget,supporting the right to bare arms while at the same time I am socially progressive I will fight for LGBT rights and a woman’s right to choose and making sure the future of America has a bright and better education and make sure the top 1% get the bigger piece of the pie!

Thank you and I will see you on the campaign trail!
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« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2019, 12:30:35 pm »

Thread is up as of last night. Feel free to take your time and post your schedules (and ads/other events) before midnight on Sunday when the turn ends.
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« Reply #79 on: June 12, 2019, 01:02:14 pm »

Is it too late to put Ventura’s announcement speech up?
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« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:49 pm »

Is it too late to put Ventura’s announcement speech up?

Of course not. Take your time.
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« Reply #81 on: June 12, 2019, 10:36:53 pm »

I'd like to be Ted Cruz.
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« Reply #82 on: June 12, 2019, 10:55:28 pm »

Amy Klobuchar Announces Candidacy in Duluth, MN

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"Hello, Duluth! I'm so happy to be here in the Iron Range, where my family has ties that go very deep. My grandfather was an iron worker, like so many other hardworking Minnesotans in the region. He never finished high school, but achieved the American dream for his family by working hard, saving money, and sending my father to college.  I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron-ore miner, as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, as the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for president of the United States.

I was proud to endorse President Obama seven years ago, however, we still have much work to do. We need to end the digital divide by pledging to provide internet access to all Americans, and yes that means for rural America! We must strive for shared prosperity, where no American goes broke to pay for their medication, where universal healthcare is achieved, and no worker is untrained for the job market of tomorrow! I have always believed in standing up for what's right, as both Senator and during my time as a prosecutor. This is why I have been an advocate for criminal justice reform, working to prosecute the guilty and protect the innocent. This is why I have stood up against the gun lobby, alongside the majority of Americans, for common sense background checks and gun control. This is why I've fought for lower prescription drug prices against the pharmaceutical companies. As the daughter of a union woman, I know a little something about the power of the little guy standing up for what's right.

Duluth, that's why I'm asking you to join this campaign, it's homegrown and doesn't answer to special interests. We've heard how far the odds are against such big names, but we here in the heartland know a little something about grit, determination, and hard work. I'm not afraid to work to make your voices heard, thank you!"
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« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2019, 12:13:10 pm »

I'd like to be Ted Cruz.

Granted!
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« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2019, 05:20:36 pm »

I'd like John Hickenlooper
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« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2019, 06:53:43 pm »
« Edited: June 13, 2019, 09:04:50 pm by EvanHunt »

Ted Cruz Presidential Announcement

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It has been so great to Serve Texas in the Senate since 2013. We've done so much for this state, and for the economy. I know that Texans are better off, and so is the rest of the country. We have a problem though. The President of the United States is breaking the law, and trying to ruin America. Common Sense Americans are going to have none of it!

I am announcing my run for President of the United States to end this treacherous era of Barack Obama, and bring an era of Conservatism. Where we reduce costs, lower taxes, and represent and fight for everyday Americans.

Republicans, and Americans, we must come together to stand up to Barack Obama, and stand up for the Constitution. I ask that you join my campaign and help us fight for the Constitution, from the Oval Office. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #86 on: June 13, 2019, 06:54:35 pm »

So I can't pm yet for endorsements, so can I get Steve King (R-IA) and Mike Conaway (R-TX)?
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« Reply #87 on: June 13, 2019, 07:32:42 pm »

I'd like John Hickenlooper

Can vouch for this person
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« Reply #88 on: June 13, 2019, 09:06:47 pm »

I'd like John Hickenlooper

Can vouch for this person

can as well
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« Reply #89 on: June 13, 2019, 09:20:06 pm »

Can I have Governor Chris Christie please?
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« Reply #90 on: June 13, 2019, 09:23:30 pm »

can i be bernie sanders?
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« Reply #91 on: June 13, 2019, 09:23:48 pm »

can i be bernie sanders?

Can vouch for him, also from MeWe
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« Reply #92 on: June 13, 2019, 09:48:06 pm »

I'm going to be out of town from Sunday to Saturday with no internet so I won't be able to play the next turn
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« Reply #93 on: June 13, 2019, 10:41:30 pm »
« Edited: June 14, 2019, 01:05:20 am by Barron »

Elizabeth Warren 2016
Rebuild the Middle Class.

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Announcement Speech

I want to tell you a story.

A little over 100 years ago, textile mills in Lawrence like the ones behind us today employed tens of thousands of people, and immigrants flocked here from more than 50 countries for a chance to work at the looms.

Lawrence was one of the centers of American industry. Business was booming. The guys at the top were doing great, but workers made so little money that families were forced to crowd together in dangerous tenements and live on beans and scraps of bread. Inside the mills, working conditions were horrible. Children were forced to operate dangerous equipment. Workers lost hands, arms and legs in the gears of machines. One out of every three adult mill workers died by the time they were 25.

Then, on January 11, 1912, a group of women who worked right here at the Everett Mill discovered that the bosses had cut their pay. And that was it , the women said “enough is enough.” They shut down their looms and walked out. Soon workers walked out at another mill in town. Then another. Then another ,  until 20,000 textile workers across Lawrence were on strike. These workers ,  led by women, didn’t have much. Not even a common language.

But despite these odds, they overcame the challenges to make history's most important accomplishments.

They organized. They embraced common goals. They translated the minutes of their meetings into 25 different languages, so that the English and Irish workers who had been here for years and the Slavic and Syrian workers new to America could stand together.

They hammered out their demands: Fair wages, overtime pay, and the right to join a union.

Big business at the time called those demands a threat to the very survival of America ,  and the bosses tried to shut it down. They spread rumors and fear about the strikers. One factory owner even paid a guy to plant sticks of dynamite around town so he could frame the workers as a violent mob. The mill owners also owned city government, which declared martial law and called in the militia. Some strikers died in violent clashes with the police. It was a hard fight. Families that were already going to bed hungry had to make do with even less.

They were under attack. But they stuck together , and they won!

Stories like these are the heart of America's progress, the story of solidarity between working families of all races, creeds, and origin. Together, we instituted minimum wage and worker safety laws; they fought for good wages and benefits. They built the country we have today, opening new chapters in the book of American history, through hard work, grit, and sacrifice. It's not the triumph of one person that makes us stronger, it's the triumph of all of us.

Together, they unleashed the progressive era of this country.

I've seen the promise of America in my own life. My mom saved my family with a minimum wage job. My parents would have never dreamed that their daughter would be a U.S. Senator, let alone run for president. But for too many of my fellow Americans, the dream of progress and opportunity is being denied by the grind of an economy that funnels all the wealth to the top. Wall Street crooks and predatory corporations enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice of the pie, they stacked the courts to block campaign finance reform and they stifled unions so nobody could stop them.

We see the effects of it now. The price of everything, childcare, health insurance, prescription drugs, is skyrocketing while the paychecks of working families like mine barely budge. Economic mobility is at an all-time low, families just can't get their way out of the cracks that Koch brothers have set for them. They can't vote out corrupt politicians because corporate executives finance Congress to keep them on their side.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

We CAN unleash the next progressive era.

We CAN rebuild the middle class!

I'm proud to officially announce my candidacy for President of the United States!

It's a hard journey ahead of us. Corporate executives and corrupt politicians are ready to stop us at every turn. That's no surprise, they've tried to halt every progressive movement in American history. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said a little under a century ago, "I welcome their hatred." Today, we stand here today to rebuild his testament to our nation's unmatched spirit. 'Equality of opportunity… Jobs for those who can work… Security for those who need it… The ending of special privilege for the few… The preservation of civil liberties for all… a wider and constantly rising standard of living.' We can live in a country where those principles ring true for every working family.

I ask you today to join me on this journey.  
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« Reply #94 on: June 14, 2019, 12:55:24 am »
« Edited: June 14, 2019, 12:59:29 am by Grassr00ts »

I'd like John Hickenlooper
can i be bernie sanders?
Can I have Governor Chris Christie please?

Granted!

So I can't pm yet for endorsements, so can I get Steve King (R-IA) and Mike Conaway (R-TX)?

I'll grant you those, thanks for letting me know!

I'm going to be out of town from Sunday to Saturday with no internet so I won't be able to play the next turn

That's fine. I wont penalize you.
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« Reply #95 on: June 14, 2019, 02:03:28 am »

Can I get the endorsements of Sen. Michael Bennet & Rep. Jim Clyburn?
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« Reply #96 on: June 14, 2019, 12:25:46 pm »

Can I get the endorsements of Sen. Michael Bennet & Rep. Jim Clyburn?

Granted
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« Reply #97 on: June 14, 2019, 02:17:07 pm »

Can I have the endorsements of Governor Maggie Hassan and Bill Clinton?
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« Reply #98 on: June 14, 2019, 05:08:52 pm »

Can I get an endorsement from Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch?
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« Reply #99 on: Today at 12:28:02 pm »

Jesse Ventura Campaign Announcement, Saint Paul, Minnesota

“Hello there, St. Paul!

I would like to thank all of you for coming out here and hearing what I have to say. I would also like to thank the people of Brooklyn Park for electing me all those years ago as mayor, starting my political career. I would also like to thank the people of Minnesota for allowing me to serve the great office of the Governorship.

Now, I would like to go back in time to the date of November 3rd, 1998, the date when the great state of Minnesota chose me to be her Governor, when just weeks and weeks back, I was being called a spoiler, a joke, a man who could never make the way from wrestler to politician. The night that I won, I made a speech in which I outlined that I hoped my victory would encourage the Democrats and the Republicans to become less partisan. It doesn’t seem like the two parties picked this up. In fact, it seems like they saw what I said, and ran away from it at top speed.

Over the last couple of years, as the Reform party died, and it became very clear that there would not be a new American third party to change our corrupt two-party system, the people became dissatisfied. Our options have been between two awful candidates, and little option of another choice. Washington has become less able to work together, and more partisan, with the Democrats spitting in the face of the Republicans, and vice versa. And after taking a good long look at all of the major party candidates, I’m feeling pretty sad about the future of this country.

So, after a long month of talking with family, friends, and allies, I have decided to give another choice for America. I announce my candidacy for President of the United States as an Independent candidate. It is time that we show the Political Machine that change needs to be done, and not any fake change that has been promised in the pass, I mean real change. Change such as a bigger role for third parties by changing our system to an instant runoff electoral system, returning any budget surplus to American Citizens, ending the war on drugs, and getting America back on track! I’m Jessie Ventura, and I’m running on real change.
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