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MoveOn goes after Hoyer, Levin


By Klaus Marre, The Hill

MoveOn.org, the Web-based, liberal grassroots group, is going after two Democratic leaders for failing to support an accelerated troop withdrawal from Iraq.
The group is targeting House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in ads that will run in their home states through May 21.

The ads feature “voters” that express their disappointment with the lawmakers.

“We were so proud when he was made majority leader of the House of Representatives,” says the ad about Hoyer. “But that pride has turned into disappointment. Because last week, Steny Hoyer was one of just a few Democrats to vote against the McGovern bill, a real plan for withdrawing from Iraq.”

The Levin ad features similar language.

“The majority of Sen. Levin’s and Rep. Hoyer’s constituents, along with a majority of the country, and a majority of Democrats in Congress want a quick and responsible end to the occupation in Iraq,” said Eli Pariser, the executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action.

Added Move On Campaigner Nita Chaudhary: “The Democratic leadership is pushing hard to bring our troops home. Hoyer and Levin should be supporting them, not undermining them.”

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Robert E. Fisher

I walked precincts and manned phone banks for him in1983. Although Hoyer has been a Congressman for over 20 years, he can be beat. He won in 1983 with 82% of the vote against a much weaker candidate.

His canvassers did not follow through with their precincts. In other words, his campaign machine was weak.

Run a viable candidate, with a tight campaign organization against him, and he can be beat! Hoyer is probably the most powerful man inside the Beltway, because of his support from the federal employees, however, they do not canvass and man phone banks for him.

name recognition and ability to help district would make this an uphill fight, maybe. What's the ethnic breakdown? Kweisi Mfume a possibility? Would he be better than Hoyer?

Robert E. Fisher,MSW,& A BLACK MAN

I DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT ETHNIC MAKE UP, SINCE REAPPORTIONMENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HOYER HAS ESSENTIALLY A NEW DISTRICT SINCE 1983. I NOW LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. CONGRESSMAN WYNN, WHO IS A CO-SPONSOR OF H.RES.333, (KUCINICH) HAS HIS OLD DISTRICT, WHICH HAS A LARGE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION.

I WOULD THINK THAT THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION, BECAUSE IT IS NOT FAR FROM "THE DISTRICT."

AT ANY RATE, KWESI MFUME WOULD BE A "EXCELLENT VIABLE" CANDIDATE, BECAUSE HE IS POPULAR AND WELL KNOWN IN THIS PART OF MD. WORK ON THIS!

EXCELLENT SUGGESTION!

let's get a couple more DINOCRATS on this list, folks!!! they're REPUBLICAN LITE in every conceivable way, they always vote for cloture on the scummy republican filthy freedom robbing legislation, and they are truly REPUBLICAN LITE ALL THE GODDAMNED WAY!!!

lets get rid of CANTWELL and MURRAY, and INSLEE in WA STATE!!!!!

let's replace them with GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES!!!!!!

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