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The Cycle of Netroots Life

At least the healing, back-to-fundraising process can begin in the bosom of YearlyKos, whose namesake shared these observations on FISA capitulation day:
We are a full-fledged partner in the progressive coalition ... with our allies in the labor movement, our friends in the issue groups, and our party leadership. ... [E]arly hostility – based on substantive differences – is now giving way to new respect and trust.
We in the club, yo! What's systematic, institutional betrayal if not a call for more and better Democrats?

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Webb Campaigner Wins DIA Election Pool

Prior to November's election, we put out a lighthearted election pool to forecast the evening's returns. With Democrat Ciro Rodriguez' upset victory in Tuesday's runoff in TX-23, we finally have a winner. Jeff Popovich, a D.C. 501 Tech Club list reader who in September left a position as Vice President of Information Technology for a nonprofit called First Book to work on the Webb campaign and help defeat the marriage amendment in Virginia, predicted Democratic pickups in the House, the Senate, and the country's Governorships to within three seats, including a dead-on-balls accurate (it's an industry term) +32 seats in the House.

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New Report Reveals how MoveOn's 3.2 million voters impacted elections

MoveOn's new report, Election 2006: People Powered Politics, is worth serious consideration for several reasons. First and foremost, they helped take back the House and shake up key Republican strongholds, through their impressive use of on-line and off-line organizing. The result: Moveon's 3.2 million volunteer made 7 million phone calls, organized 7,500 house parties, and launched 6,000 in-district events. They also raised and spent $27 million in this two-year election cycle, with mostly small donors. The list continues. How did they do this?

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