Thank you guys for my massive avalanche of followers (7) and spate of comments (2), it really means a lot.
Time for the Second round of donations and to redistribute other peoples money into ways that I think it will be better utilized (Hey Barrack I understand now, this is fun!).
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Two of the three candidates chosen today are from the comments, which I cherish, so here we go
#1 Ruth McClung from AZ
You know how when Obama was running we were constantly assured about how smart and capable he was? How he had the credentials of someone who knew about the world and was gifted with a mind to match his oratory? When he said things like 57 states in America, that inflating our tires and getting regular tuneups would solve our dependence on fossil fuels, or used failure of the Post Office vs UPS and Fed Ex as a justification for nationalizing medicine we were told Shut Up. He is smarter than us. He went to an Ivy League school. It always really bothered me, I am not impressed by Ivy League educations (Sorry Dad) and especially degrees in Political Science.
However, I am impressed by Rocket Scientists, like Rush McClung. Worked her way through college on a combination of a tennis scholarship and the night shift at Del Taco. Now works as a rocket scientist while her and her husband try to start their own business. Again, the recurring themes, out of the political establishment, small business owner and veteran will keep popping up here. Maybe a rocket scientist can translate what in God's name Joe Biden and Barney Frank are talking about. Explain how expanding health coverage over 50 million new people will make things cost less. How we have to spend money to stop ourselves from going bankrupt.
Further, she is trying to unseat Raul Grijalva, who is at the top of the Progressive Caucus. He actually called for a boycott of Arizona, the state that he represents and lives in, as a response to the AZ immigration law and he supports expanding federal funding of ACORN. Good enough for me
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#2 Jesse Kelly AZ-8
This is from the comments and from Ace. Veteran, Small business, and political outsider. Jesse decided to run for office the day Obama signed the Stimulus / Generational Theft Act. Small government conservative who is against Obamacare, the stimulus amnesty etc etc.
Really like his take on bipartisanship also