March 25, 2010

Politics at Night

Justin Katz

On last night's Matt Allen Show, Marc and Matt discussed various topics including the multiple candidates for representation of the second Congressional district The frequent question is why Republicans don't run for General Assembly seats, rather than crowd onto the ticket for higher offices. I'm beginning to think that it may be less a matter of prestige than of income; national offices, the governorship, and so on, come with paychecks. There are fewer union members and lawyers among Republicans, so fewer can afford to invest so much time and effort into fruitless General Assembly offices. Stream by clicking here, or download it.

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BINGO! You got it!

Posted by: John at March 25, 2010 7:54 AM

It's ego - they don't want to work their way up, and feel entitled to start at the top, unlike many of us peasants in most other professions, whether they're unionized or not.

Posted by: rhody at March 25, 2010 8:28 AM

I'm NO liberal, but I must admit republican recruiting gets little help from the governor who keeps a stranglehold on even little perks like license plates which are the stock in trade of the legislator, especially as seen by the voters. The fact is that for the GOP, the GA is a dead end. BTW Notice the number of "national debt" six digit with a dash plates are being passed out? It appears the two letters and number plates and the low digit "even better" ones are going IN but not coming OUT. Why, I wonder?
Actually one DOES see a few new "my initials" plates in Cranston these days. Any GOP assembly members from there?
BTW, I hope the guy from Tiverton kicks the Pawtucket hack in the ... for the US house, but isn't it interesting that a former "good things just seem to happen to me" GOP judge has jumped into the race. I also note a GOP LAWYER in the second district race. Maybe because those Federal seats pay better, and they have that wicked good Federal healthcare plan WE can't get.

Posted by: Bicycle Bill at March 29, 2010 12:32 PM
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