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Monday, June 18, 2007

CO-04 Paccione Seeks Netroots Support - She Deserves It

This past Saturday Angie Paccione, Democrat running to unseat Marilyn Musgrave in CO-04 (wiki), liveblogged over at Firedoglake. She may face a primary battle, as Betsy Markey and Eric Eidsness are considering runs. In my opinion, Paccione is the progressive voice and the best chioce to defeat Mad Marilyn in 2008.

Paccione mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to Musgrave in 2006, coming within 2 1/2 points of the second term congresswoman.

Why is this race important?

In addition to appearing on CREW's list of the 20 most corrupt members of Congress, Musgrave is perhaps best known for her virulent and tireless assault on LGBT rights in this country. She is the primary House sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would enshrine discrimination and bigotry into the Constitution.

Here is what Angie had to say about the issue during last year's campaign:



"All are created equal. Equal. I stand for equality for all American citizens. Equality. No asterisks. No parentheses. Every American should have equality under the law."

Amen, Angie.

Local bloggers are on a "Muskrat Hunt" to defeat Musgrave in 2008. They're watching every vote and holding Musgrave accountable.

An independent video from last year's campaign asks the voters in Colorado, "Have you had enough?"




To help Angie show Marilyn the door, click here.

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