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Can Sean Salazar beat Patty Murray in 2010?
Sean4senate.com ^ | 1-2009 | Sean4senate.com

Posted on 04/25/2009 6:33:54 AM PDT by SeattleBruce

Sean Salazar seans@sean4senate.com

Dr. Sean Salazar brings a fresh approach in serving the citizens of WA State. His desire to bring change arises from his humble background to his current occupation. Having run for Congress once before, Sean understands the practicality of campaigns and politics. Being a Chiropractic Doctor, he undersands the needs to deliver quality and affordable healthcare. His background as a military veteran with overseas service provides a perspective of national security coupled with quality education.

As one of five children raised by a single mother and growing up in several of Seattle’s low income housing projects, Sean experienced the several degrees of welfare and inner city poverty. It was during those formative years that Sean developed an understanding of the needs of Americans living under challenging circumstances.


TOPICS: Washington; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2010; salazar; senate; teaparties
Dr. Sean Salazar spoke forcefully at the Seattle Tea Party. He seems different and a genuine conservative. Anyone else know about him and his background?
1 posted on 04/25/2009 6:33:54 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

no


2 posted on 04/25/2009 6:35:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Perdogg

OK. Why not?


3 posted on 04/25/2009 6:39:26 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

I wish Dr. Salazar all the luck in the world. Considering WA is just as commie as any other blue state and given how ACORN will no doubt help out, he will need it!


4 posted on 04/25/2009 6:43:00 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: SeattleBruce

“he undersands the needs to deliver quality and affordable healthcare”

...what’s he mean by that?


5 posted on 04/25/2009 6:44:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: pnh102
Dino Rossi, pro-business, decently conservative credentials, almost won the gubernatorial race here in 2004 and if dear leader hadn't duped the world, would have won it in 2008.

Gregoire is suffering currently in the polls: "Finally, an unrelated but interesting poll result: Gov. Chris Gregoire’s approval rating is 44 percent as compared to 57 percent for President Obama. The poll says Gregoire fares worst among independent women with only a 32 percent approval rating."

With the right candidate, at the right time, Republicans and conservatives can do decently well statewide here, as outside Seattle, this state tends to be WAY more conservative.
6 posted on 04/25/2009 6:51:36 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce
I hope he's a lot better in person than this press release. I'm really unimpressed.
Actually, I'm more than unimpressed, I'm quite turned off by what I've read here.

His desire to bring change arises from his humble background to his current occupation.
Using 0bama's buzzword. Republicans trying to capitalize on “Change” are as phony and desperate as you can get. It's like your dad trying to use hip gangsta slang and “get jiggy with it.” Big loss of respect there.
Having run for Congress once before, Sean understands the practicality of campaigns and politics.
OK, so the guy has run a campaign before and lost. Not really instilling much confidence there.
Being a Chiropractic Doctor, he undersands the needs to deliver quality and affordable healthcare.
HAHAHAHAHA! Chriropractice “doctor”!
Understands healthcare! HAHAHAHAHA!
 
7 posted on 04/25/2009 6:52:22 AM PDT by counterpunch (0bama can either protect terrorists or America. He made his choice.)
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To: albie

Yeah, his website is pretty lean on details currently. I will say, at the Seattle Tea Party he talked about immediately passing an bill to eliminate ear marks and about balancing the budget. He also mentioned not being beholden to special interests, which, if true, would be nice. Contract with American kinda stuff.

I don’t know exactly what he means by the health care comment. There’s way more than one way to skin that possum - you know?


8 posted on 04/25/2009 6:57:15 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; GOPGuide; ...

Rossi might be a better candidate. He was robbed in ‘04 and Her Fraudulency rode the False Messiah’s coattails. Dr. Salazar is going to be a second tier candidate and the moronic Murray has beaten not one, not two, but THREE first-tier candidates in a row (Congressmembers Rod Chandler (’92), Linda Smith (’98) & George Nethercutt (’04)). Unless we excise the Communist black hole surrounding Puget Sound from the rest of the state, it is near impossible for a Republican to win those three key offices.


9 posted on 04/25/2009 6:58:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: counterpunch

Well you left out the part about him going into sports medicine. That doesn’t necessarily make him a quack - as you seem to suggest.

Humble beginnings - he started in the projects in Seattle. Now’s he’s an outspoken conservative Latino. Seems like a nice story and conundrum for the Seattle Libs if you ask me. Sure laugh all you want, but the Ds control the state currently and we need some people with some guts to run. We’ll see. Proof is in the pudding.

Not sure about the change comment. I personally wouldn’t go there. It looks to me like he’s still bootstrapping - but that wouldn’t surprise me with the shape of the GOP here.


10 posted on 04/25/2009 7:04:48 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good thoughts about Rossi - however, I’m not sure what he’s thinking about going to DC. Also, the rest of WA State is pretty conservative outside of Seattle - Rs can win given the right combination and if they genuinely appeal to the conservative base and rally behind the Tea Pary movement. We had 5,000 in Olympia and at or just over 1,000 in Seattle - and very spirited rallies - not bad for the communist black hole - as you put it. You can call Salazar a 2nd Tier candidate - and I’m not saying I’m on board - certainly am reserving judgment currently - but isn’t the whole 1st Tier, 2nd Tier idea kind of playing into the Republican status quo? Aren’t we DONE with that? More to come and we’ll certainly be watching.


11 posted on 04/25/2009 7:10:51 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

First tier, second tier, etc., assesses the potential for a candidate to win. We can complain about shoehorning someone into such a category, but that’s how it goes, we can’t be naive. Dr. Salazar has little name recognition and unless he’s a multimillionaire pledged to commit upwards of $10 million (at minimum) to the general (nevermind primary, if contested), he can be dismissed out of hand. The days of winning major office on a shoestring are over (especially when you’re a member of a minority party in a given state). Sadly, Washington State, like California (and Oregon), have moonbat voting majorities, and that’s reflected by the garbage they regurgitate to DC (and to Olympia).


12 posted on 04/25/2009 7:48:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I agree about not being naive. That said, are we going to also advocate business as usual in these times? He is quite articulate and passionate and could become a populist. Who knows? I wish he’d run for House first. Not even sure who else on the R or Independent (?) side is even eyeing this race. Yeah, it’s the Left Coast - but what should we do - give up? I say, we need a new approach - not business as usual. All I know is that there were 5,000 people in Olympia 10 days ago - and I hope for double that on July 4th. Where to from here?


13 posted on 04/25/2009 7:56:18 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“First tier, second tier, etc., assesses the potential for a candidate to win. “

Should we support the Republican status quo - just for the sake of winning? I know, elections are about winning. But politics needs to be about prinicple - WAY more than it has been. How do we move toward that? Maybe I’m just too darned idealistic.


14 posted on 04/25/2009 7:58:41 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

Yes, we need to stand on principle, but we have to win in order to effect REAL change... especially now.


15 posted on 04/25/2009 8:08:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: SeattleBruce

Apparently Salazar ran for Congress in 2002 way down in the 53rd California Congressional District (San Diego area), but he lost the primary. At the time he only showed to have raised a bit over $6,000. That wouldn’t even be enough to get him a primary victory. You can’t even run for a city council seat with that amount of money. If we can’t win with existing legislators, we have to run candidates that are either independently wealthy (businessmen or women) or those that can readily get access to large sums of money through large-scale fundraising efforts (likely on a national scale). That is, unfortunately, how it is today. It takes a crapload of money to win. We can’t give up, but we have to realize that are a growing number of seats we can’t be competitive in unless we’re willing to shower the state in an avalanche of ads and GOTV. Some states, there’s almost no amount of money you can spend for an “R” to win.

The only people listed as potential candidates are Salazar, “Governor” Rossi (as yet undeclared), and Wayne Glover (listed as a truck driver and army vet).
http://realchange2010.org/

You’re going to need a lot more than 5 or 10,000 people to have a real effect on a statewide race. Murray won with 1.2, 1.1 & 1.6 million votes in her 3 races (with the closest being way back in ‘92 against Congressman Rod Chandler). We would’ve won that race had the damaged Sen. Brock Adams not stepped aside. Murray won in that “Year of the (Moonbat) Woman” vote that swept her, and the California twits into office.

Salazar might be articulate and passionate, but he needs money and he needs an army. Rossi is first-tier, but he has a terrible choice to make, because if he runs and loses (and let’s face it, this is a federal race, and no Republican would’ve won a federal Senate race in 16 years as of 2010, back when the state was more GOP-leaning), that will be his 3rd consecutive loss, and he may not try again for the Governorship (and will no longer be considered “first tier”). I think Rossi would prefer to be Governor rather than a minority party backbencher in DC.


16 posted on 04/25/2009 8:31:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The 53rd contains the most Democrat parts of the city. All the Republican areas are now in the 50th.


17 posted on 04/25/2009 8:36:16 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Not in SW Washington....the Portlanders keep moving here changing the demographics. It really ticks me off, I wish they’d stay in Portland.


18 posted on 04/25/2009 8:38:21 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: darkangel82

Of course, that was Bilbray’s seat prior to 2000 (when he lost it 49.6-46.2% to Susan Davis). Since it became the 53rd, the highest we got was 38% in ‘02. Declining ever since (27% in 2008).


19 posted on 04/25/2009 8:40:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good points all. Thanks for the insights.

“You’re going to need a lot more than 5 or 10,000 people to have a real effect on a statewide race.”

Of course, but the point is that these people are newly activated. New activists. They would be the ones to influence the mass in the middle. Yeah, Salazar and Rossi need to make their cases! We’ll be watching closely.


20 posted on 04/25/2009 9:04:05 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

I might add, so far they’re unsuccessfully electorally. However Rossi was ABSOLUTELY robbed in 2004 and ACORN was part of all that. It’s a SHAME and we fought the good fight on that. We were very hopeful for Rossi in 2008, til McCain started dipping down. Now Gregoire’s in trouble with more problems than she can shake her little liberal wand at.


21 posted on 04/25/2009 9:08:19 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

People’s Republic of King County


22 posted on 04/25/2009 10:04:25 AM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; sionnsar; Norman Bates; Impy

I’m sure Dr. Salazar is a good man, but I don’t think he has the name I.D. to win.

IMHO, the nominee should be either Rob McKenna, Dave Reichert, or Dino Rossi.


23 posted on 04/25/2009 1:22:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: SeattleBruce

A quackerpractor, I see.


24 posted on 04/25/2009 1:29:13 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I image Dino’s name is wearing thin. Reichert definitely has a shot. I don’t know McKenna.


25 posted on 04/25/2009 1:39:55 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Careful that sounds dangerously close to me.


26 posted on 04/25/2009 1:41:46 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: ought-six

It’s true - but he also did sports medicine for the LA/St. Louis Rams - but you’re right, he’s not an MD. However, he was well spoken at the recent Seattle Tea Party. I want to see who else will challenge Murray though.


27 posted on 04/25/2009 4:54:52 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: Perdogg

“People’s Republic of King County”

True nuff - but this is a state wide race and winnable. Dino should have won the statewide race in 2004.


28 posted on 04/25/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: Clintonfatigued

Will Dave Reichert run? He could win. Is he a bit of a RINO though? I don’t think he’s as bad as some RINOs though. I guess I’d call him a moderate. And fiscally sound.

Also, who would run for his vacated seat? Hope there’s a conservative to take his place. I should know this stuff - but it’s hard to keep up and especially when the races have been demoralizing of late. But I’m encouraged by the response to the Tea Parties.

I must say - I think the Republican party needs to narrow their focus to 3 or 4 key issues. I’m not saying the other issues are not important and that we can’t hold the line there - but focusing on them has prevented us from even being able to contribute in the public square. I think we should currently focus on and tap into the underlying passion for:
1) Fiscal responsiblity - lower government spending and lower government tax burden
2) National defense - strong foreign policy
3) Proper immigration and illegal immigration policy

At the state level we should really just hammer away at #1 and, while remaining strong on social issues of interest - and addressing them in the debates and such - we should not lead with such issues. That will allow us to win statewide races.


29 posted on 04/25/2009 5:05:52 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

I think that Dave Reichert is leaning towards reelection, but hasn’t ruled out running against Murray. He may decide that it’s less hassle to travel from coast to coast while face tough reelections every six years rather than every two. I also don’t rule out Rob McKenna running, though he may want to run for Governor instead.


30 posted on 04/25/2009 5:57:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; SeattleBruce

Not McKenna or that weasel Sam Reed. Those RINOs were more than happy to aid and abet the Democrat vote fraud we’ve seen in the state lately.


31 posted on 04/25/2009 10:30:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Norman Bates; Clintonfatigued

Reichart’s ACU rating is down to a not good 56 lifetime (his predecessor Jennifer Dunn’s was a higher than I would have thought 90). But I guess I take him for this. His house seat would be tough to hold though.


32 posted on 04/25/2009 10:41:20 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I wish Dunn had run for the Senate. I was really shocked at her untimely death (of course, had she won, the appointee would’ve put it right back in the rodent hands).


33 posted on 04/26/2009 12:12:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I totally forgot she died.

Possibly with slightly different circumstances she might have made it to a hospital or something in time.


34 posted on 04/26/2009 1:38:54 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’d support Reichert against Murray. We can be vigilant with him over time, and make sure he knows we’re here, and doesn’t veer toward RINOism!


35 posted on 04/26/2009 10:43:56 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“more than happy to aid and abet the Democrat vote fraud we’ve seen in the state lately.”

Yes, very annoying. Where’s our will to fight, at least? What about Rossi for Senate? Wow, if he loses a 3rd time (albeit by fraud perpetrated against him in 2004), he would probably be done with statewide races, don’t you think?


36 posted on 04/26/2009 10:47:00 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce; sionnsar; fieldmarshaldj

One thing that occured to me- if Reichert ran for the Senate, Rossi would be a great candidate to succeed Reichert in the House.


37 posted on 04/26/2009 10:54:18 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Does he live in the 8th district?


38 posted on 04/26/2009 10:55:02 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

No, I don’t even live in Washington state. It’s just an observation based on research.


39 posted on 04/26/2009 10:59:48 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: SeattleBruce
Where is his party affiliation on his website???

Is he embarrassed to label himself a Republican or Conservative ???
40 posted on 04/26/2009 11:00:02 AM PDT by cmsgop ( " C'mon, Stand Up Chuck")
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To: SeattleBruce
Whoops, I read it wrong. Yes, he does. State Senate District 5 (which Rossi once represented) lies in the eastern suburbs of Seattle, within the 8th. Congressional Distinct.
41 posted on 04/26/2009 11:03:56 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industry)
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To: cmsgop

Well, he shows himself with all those Republican officials in that slide show, and he ran as a Republican in the CA 53 - so there’s not real mystery. However Rossi polled that in this weird state, calling onself a Republican vs. GOP costs you something like 6 or 7 points in the polls. That said, who cares about the polls in the long term - we need to deliver a consistent conservative message, whether we’re Republicans or some fiscally conservative coalition 3rd party - and the polls will take care of themselves. This is a long term battle we’re facing - but Reagan, for instance, delivered the conservative message well. That said, the left still (tried to) demonize him and his cabinet. Not quite as bad as the Bush derangement syndrome, but it was pretty bad during the Iran-Contra deal - if you recall.


42 posted on 04/26/2009 2:35:31 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
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43 posted on 04/26/2009 2:54:41 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: All

Sure - we nominate a conservative, I’ll vote for him, and then Patty Murray wins. I know the drill.


44 posted on 04/26/2009 3:00:59 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SeattleBruce

Whether he will win or not will depend on King County of course and how close the votes are.


45 posted on 04/27/2009 4:31:09 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Reichart has a chance...he has won in his district on the western commie front and the majority of eastern and central Washington will go for him......

we have to start somewhere....

46 posted on 05/01/2009 9:20:17 PM PDT by cherry
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