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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:53 am 
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I disagree with the comment that if a candidate loses in the primary, then they shouldn't be allowed to run in the general election. We don't like what happened in Alaska, but the voters wanted Murkowski. They want to keep the money flowing to Alaska. That's their choice. During another occasion, we were on the other end of this. Anyone remember Connecticut and Liebermann? He lost the primary to Ned Lamont, but won the general election in a 3-way race, much like Murkowski did. Democrats were enraged, but the system is what it is.



It doesn't show much class, though. It represents a broken promise, to support the winner, which Murkowski at first did. Not illegal, perhaps, but extremely frustrating to those who try to run office for the first time. This type of thing happens fairly often, and when you are on the receiving end, you understand the frustration. There were some very "irregular" things that happened also in the Alaska race, as Miller and Huckabee both pointed out. These illegalities need to be pursued, but often the losing campaign runs out of money to pursue unless they have the money and backing of the "establishment." So, even if this is considered a valid election, it leaves a very bad taste. And we are left with a RINO, who may often vote with Obama's agenda. We shall see.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:16 pm 
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EricB wrote:
I disagree with the comment that if a candidate loses in the primary, then they shouldn't be allowed to run in the general election. We don't like what happened in Alaska, but the voters wanted Murkowski. They want to keep the money flowing to Alaska. That's their choice. During another occasion, we were on the other end of this. Anyone remember Connecticut and Liebermann? He lost the primary to Ned Lamont, but won the general election in a 3-way race, much like Murkowski did. Democrats were enraged, but the system is what it is.


In Nebraska, once your name appears on a ballot for a particular office, it cannot appear on the ballot again in the General. And you cannot run for the same office twice - so write ins are out. Nebraska will allow you to run as a write in for an office other than the one you ran for in the primary.

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EricB wrote:
I disagree with the comment that if a candidate loses in the primary, then they shouldn't be allowed to run in the general election. We don't like what happened in Alaska, but the voters wanted Murkowski. They want to keep the money flowing to Alaska. That's their choice. During another occasion, we were on the other end of this. Anyone remember Connecticut and Liebermann? He lost the primary to Ned Lamont, but won the general election in a 3-way race, much like Murkowski did. Democrats were enraged, but the system is what it is.


In Nebraska, once your name appears on a ballot for a particular office, it cannot appear on the ballot again in the General. And you cannot run for the same office twice - so write ins are out. Nebraska will allow you to run as a write in for an office other than the one you ran for in the primary.


Nice law.

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DannyPoo wrote:
EricB wrote:
I disagree with the comment that if a candidate loses in the primary, then they shouldn't be allowed to run in the general election. We don't like what happened in Alaska, but the voters wanted Murkowski. They want to keep the money flowing to Alaska. That's their choice. During another occasion, we were on the other end of this. Anyone remember Connecticut and Liebermann? He lost the primary to Ned Lamont, but won the general election in a 3-way race, much like Murkowski did. Democrats were enraged, but the system is what it is.


In Nebraska, once your name appears on a ballot for a particular office, it cannot appear on the ballot again in the General. And you cannot run for the same office twice - so write ins are out. Nebraska will allow you to run as a write in for an office other than the one you ran for in the primary.


Nice law.


I like Nebraska. May other states hear of this and change their laws.

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