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  • Didn’t know I would be joining the champs. Congrats to my brothers. We fought and pushed each other constantly in training. And then had to do 700 corners. It payed off. #WerunUSA #WerunMissouri #ClaireMcCaskill
  • Didn’t know I would be joining the champs. Congrats to my brothers. We fought and pushed each other constantly in training. And then had to do 700 corners. It payed off. #WerunUSA #WerunMissouri #ClaireMcCaskill
  •  179  14 4 December, 2018
  • Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.
    Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

    #AndrewGillum and #StaceyAbrams , progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color and progressive whites.

    I’ve argued for this strategy for years. In my 2016 book, I analyzed Barack Obama’s victories in the context of the country’s changing demographics. The implications of the Gillum and Abrams races are profound (to be clear, I did fund-raising for the efforts to elect both Ms. Abrams and Mr. Gillum, just as I did for Mr. Obama in 2008), and learning the right lessons from 2018 is key for Democrats as they look ahead to the 2020 elections.

    Over the past 20 years, the best-performing Democratic candidates in statewide elections in Florida and Georgia have been Mr. Obama, Mr. Gillum and Ms. Abrams. (Hillary Clinton in 2016 was actually Florida’s highest Democratic vote-getter ever.) This year, Ms. Abrams dramatically increased Democratic turnout, garnering more votes — 1.9 million — than any other Democrat running for any office in the history of Georgia (and that includes Jimmy Carter, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton). Conventional wisdom dictated that both Mr. Gillum and Ms. Abrams did not give Democrats their best chance; more traditional, moderate white candidates were seen as the most competitive. In this view, moderate candidates can better appeal to and win over “swing” white voters.

    Midterm results laid bare the fallacy of that view. In Missouri, #ClaireMcCaskill , the incumbent Democratic senator, lost to #JoshHawley by six percentage points, 45.5 percent to 51.5 percent. Senator McCaskill campaigned by highlighting her moderate credentials and ran a radio ad distancing herself from her party: “Claire’s not one of those crazy Democrats,” a narrator said. “She works right in the middle and finds compromise.”
  • Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020. 
Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

#AndrewGillum and #StaceyAbrams, progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color and progressive whites.

I’ve argued for this strategy for years. In my 2016 book, I analyzed Barack Obama’s victories in the context of the country’s changing demographics. The implications of the Gillum and Abrams races are profound (to be clear, I did fund-raising for the efforts to elect both Ms. Abrams and Mr. Gillum, just as I did for Mr. Obama in 2008), and learning the right lessons from 2018 is key for Democrats as they look ahead to the 2020 elections.

Over the past 20 years, the best-performing Democratic candidates in statewide elections in Florida and Georgia have been Mr. Obama, Mr. Gillum and Ms. Abrams. (Hillary Clinton in 2016 was actually Florida’s highest Democratic vote-getter ever.) This year, Ms. Abrams dramatically increased Democratic turnout, garnering more votes — 1.9 million — than any other Democrat running for any office in the history of Georgia (and that includes Jimmy Carter, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton). Conventional wisdom dictated that both Mr. Gillum and Ms. Abrams did not give Democrats their best chance; more traditional, moderate white candidates were seen as the most competitive. In this view, moderate candidates can better appeal to and win over “swing” white voters.

Midterm results laid bare the fallacy of that view. In Missouri, #ClaireMcCaskill, the incumbent Democratic senator, lost to #JoshHawley by six percentage points, 45.5 percent to 51.5 percent. Senator McCaskill campaigned by highlighting her moderate credentials and ran a radio ad distancing herself from her party: “Claire’s not one of those crazy Democrats,” a narrator said. “She works right in the middle and finds compromise.”
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  • I’m so very happy with the turnout of the midterms!!! A lot of people are caught up in the fact that we lost in a lot of ways, but we gained in a million ways!! Winning the house is going to do loads of good, and it obviously is starting to scare trump. Young voter turnout numbers sky rocketed, it’s amazing seeing so many fellow young people realizing how important it is to use their voice! .
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    It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on here. I can get pretty busy as I am a full time student and I have a job, and I suffer from chronic migraines, so any time I’m not working/studying/at school I’m most likely curled up in a blanket in a dark room.
  • I’m so very happy with the turnout of the midterms!!! A lot of people are caught up in the fact that we lost in a lot of ways, but we gained in a million ways!! Winning the house is going to do loads of good, and it obviously is starting to scare trump. Young voter turnout numbers sky rocketed, it’s amazing seeing so many fellow young people realizing how important it is to use their voice! .
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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on here. I can get pretty busy as I am a full time student and I have a job, and I suffer from chronic migraines, so any time I’m not working/studying/at school I’m most likely curled up in a blanket in a dark room.
  •  15  3 9 November, 2018
  • In case you have gotten mixed up in the last few weeks... #iStayWoke
  • In case you have gotten mixed up in the last few weeks... #iStayWoke
  •  88  5 7 November, 2018
  • Claire McCaskill. We may have disagreed a lot the last two years but I still respect you so much. Meeting you at the book signing all those years ago only made me prouder. You’ve earned rest. Take it. Still proud to have voted and campaigned for you in 2012 and voted for you today. #clairemccaskill
  • Claire McCaskill. We may have disagreed a lot the last two years but I still respect you so much. Meeting you at the book signing all those years ago only made me prouder. You’ve earned rest. Take it. Still proud to have voted and campaigned for you in 2012 and voted for you today. #clairemccaskill
  •  17  1 7 November, 2018
  • maybe the most beautiful picture. I’m so proud of you 😭 this woman voted blue in a rural, conservative southern Missouri town. she voted blue even though her husband is a conservative military retiree. she’s your mf proof asians are a part of the political discourse and should not be considered docile, passive members of this country; despite language and access barriers this woman did it.
    #vote #midterms #missouri #clairemccaskill #voteblue #proud #brbcrying @krclaorg
  • maybe the most beautiful picture. I’m so proud of you 😭 this woman voted blue in a rural, conservative southern Missouri town. she voted blue even though her husband is a conservative military retiree. she’s your mf proof asians are a part of the political discourse and should not be considered docile, passive members of this country; despite language and access barriers this woman did it. 
#vote #midterms #missouri #clairemccaskill #voteblue #proud #brbcrying @krclaorg
  •  165  4 7 November, 2018