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ONE OF THIS YEAR'S KEY SENATE RACES: NEW JERSEY
National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 2 April 2002 | Sen Bill Frist, MD

Posted on 04/02/2002 7:00:04 PM PST by PhiKapMom

Subj: One of this year's key Senate Races: New Jersey

Date: 04/02/2002 7:57:15 PM Central Standard Time
From: billfrist@listserv.nrsc.org
To: skcalien@aol.com

Dear NRSC E-Member,

This year, you will be receiving updates from us on key Senate races across the country where we have a good chance to pick up Republican seats. Last week NRSC Communications Director Ginny Wolfe sent out an e-mail announcing the launch of our newest Web site,
http://www.torricelliduck.com

.

We wanted to notify all of our supporters that the New Jersey Senate race is an important opportunity for us. Even if you don’t live in New Jersey, I encourage you to learn more about this race.

The latest polling numbers show that only 28 percent of the voters in New Jersey think Torricelli should be re-elected. They understand the importance of conservative leadership in Washington.

Please take a moment to explore the site at www.torricelliduck.com and make sure your friends, family and fellow Republicans have seen this latest example of the need for a Bush majority in the United States Senate.

Sincerely,

s/Bill Frist, M.D. P.S. Please let me know what you are hearing about other races across the country so that I can pass on the latest information to other e-activists and my colleagues here in Washington.

FROM THE FIELD

BROWNSTEIN: BIKINI BUDGET

http://www.nrsc.org/nrscweb/newsdesk/democrats.shtml

"It's not as tangible an asset as money or good poll numbers. But for a political party, confidence--in its message, its ideas, even its mission--is usually a critical ingredient of success in an election year. Right now, the confidence gap may be the biggest difference between the parties. Just over seven months before the midterm elections, Republicans are swaggering.

BUSH GOES ON REGAIN THE MAJORITY TOUR

http://www.nrscorg/nrscweb/newsdesk/bush1.shtml

President George W. Bush scheduled campaign stops for three GOP Senate challengers this week, as the ABC Political Note reported: "We can't say it often enough: helping Dr./Senator Frist win back control of the Senate is Political Priority Number One for this White House." President Bush headlined events for South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss and Texas GOP nominee John Cornyn in a whirlwind "Regain the Majority" swing. Next stop . . Iowa.

‘N SYNC . . . OR OUT OF LUCK?

"Three Plains States Democrats top the list of Senate candidates who’ve received the greatest proportion of large-dollar, out-of-state contributions. That fact could leave the trio vulnerable to charges of being overly indebted to the Hollywood-D.C.-New York money axis in a region of the country known for downhome values," The Hill newspaper reports this week. "Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Tom Harkin of Iowa and Tim Johnson of South Dakota each received roughly four-fifths of their large-dollar contributions from out-of-state donors, according to the latest financial data filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC)."

For more on these races please visit:

http://www.nrsc.org/nrscweb/races2002/

AND THE WINNER IS ??????

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
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Johann Wofgang von Gotethe, German poet, dramatist and philospher.

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TOPICS: Georgia; Iowa; Missouri; Montana; New Jersey; South Carolina; South Dakota; Texas; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: defeattorch; takebackthesenate
Posted for your information. Please support our Republican Senatorial candidates so we can TAKE BACK THE SENATE in the November election in order to pass the Bush Agenda and get his nominees confirmed.

Thanks!

1 posted on 04/02/2002 7:00:05 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Larry Lied; ken5050; Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; Isthisnickcool; Miss Marple; Deport...
Please support your State's Senate and Congressional candidates this year! We need everyone to get out and work for their election. If you want added to the Take Back the Senate ping list, please let me know!

Thanks!

2 posted on 04/02/2002 7:04:42 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
What is the deal with Lindsey Graham? I want him in of course but I can't figure him out.
3 posted on 04/02/2002 7:14:51 PM PST by LarryLied
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks a million for the efforts..... In a few weeks we'll know in Texas who the democrat candidate for Senator will be. I still believe that the GOP nominee Cronyn will win this thing, but it certainly could become interesting.
4 posted on 04/02/2002 7:17:10 PM PST by deport
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To: PhiKapMom;Cagey;SeeRushtoldU_so
Thanks for the ping PhiKapMom.........

Cagey - check NJ.....

Rush - check Georgia.......Thanks.........

5 posted on 04/02/2002 7:20:37 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: PhiKapMom
Ahhhh ha..... just realized that this is in Campaign 2002 forum.... thus the lack of hits. I never really look at this forum unless pinged to it. So pings are important for this effort you are working on........
6 posted on 04/02/2002 7:24:45 PM PST by deport
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To: PhiKapMom, diotima, nutmeg, racebannon
Thanks for posting this, especially this link which summarizes the races across the country . Disappointed we're not fighting two battles in the northeast and wonder why I thought Dodd was seeking re-election along with Toricelli.
7 posted on 04/02/2002 7:31:06 PM PST by StarFan
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To: PhiKapMom
Please support your State's Senate and Congressional candidates this year

ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY!

8 posted on 04/02/2002 7:31:52 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: LarryLied
That makes two of us on Lindsey Graham! Hard to figure out is right!
9 posted on 04/02/2002 7:38:51 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: deport
I was going to put it on the regular forum but since it is Campaign 2002, I figured it should go here! Let me know what you think because I am not sure it is going to get wide distribution on this forum for 2002!
10 posted on 04/02/2002 7:40:29 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: StarFan
I thought that Dodd was up too! Probably was on some list that was posted here or we are both dreaming!
11 posted on 04/02/2002 7:41:50 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
That's why I pinged racebannon and nutmeg. Surely they'd know if we're dreaming, LOL. I was also surprised reading that Torricelli is NOT doing well in the polls. I recall hearing he was heads above the rest, even with all the baggage of a possible indictment, but let's consider the source -- CNN.
12 posted on 04/02/2002 7:51:59 PM PST by StarFan
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To: PhiKapMom
I guess it is in the proper forum but this forum want get much play until things get more heated down the stretch, imo. I certainly think it is as important as a lot of items that get posted in the News/Activism forum.... Ahhhhh Activism.... What this is is Activism, isn't it? For sure at some point you may want to consider moving it.
13 posted on 04/02/2002 7:55:38 PM PST by deport
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To: StarFan
Makes you wonder if CNN ever reports the truth! They seem to be getting worse instead of better IMO! And I didn't think that was possible!
14 posted on 04/02/2002 7:55:46 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: StarFan; PhiKapMom
Chris Dodd is up in 05......

Democrats
Baucus, Max
Biden Jr, Joseph
Cleland, Max
Durbin, Richard
Harkin, Tom
Johnson, Tim
Kerry, John
Landrieu, Mary
Levin, Carl
Reed, Jack
Rockefeller IV, John
Torricelli, Robert
Wellstone, Paul

Plus Carnahan for unexpired term in MO
15 posted on 04/02/2002 7:59:45 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
Thanks for the list! Guess we were dreaming!
16 posted on 04/02/2002 8:03:52 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks for the post and links, PKM.

Bump!

17 posted on 04/02/2002 8:18:49 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: deport
IMO, the most vulrunable to least.

Johnson, Tim(GONE!)
Carnahan, Jean(Voted against Ashcroft, sympathy factor is waning)
Landrieu, Mary(barely won last time)
Wellstone, Paul(Broke promise, but MN is still lib)
Cleland, Max(Survivor, but GA is moving to the right)
Baucus, Max(Taylor CAN do it, but it'll be tough)
Harkin, Tom(He has a habit of surviving)
Torricelli, Robert(It's still Jersey a dem/RINO area)
Levin, Carl (I think Rocky can do it. He has the right views, it's just getting the message out and overcoming big money)
Durbin, Richard - Levin's twin. I don't know much about Durkin, but Durbin is lib, even for Illinois.
Rockefeller IV, John - If Jay Wolfe can paint Jay Rockefeller like Gore was painted, he has a shot.
Biden Jr, Joseph - Safe as it gets
Kerry, John - If Weld can't beat him, no one can.
Reed, Jack - From the most dem state in the union.

18 posted on 04/02/2002 8:34:27 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
I am sorry to tell you, but Levin will only be out of office when he's dead. Rockowski is a very weak candidate. Levin is an institution.
19 posted on 04/02/2002 9:43:54 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: PhiKapMom
Really appreciate the ping! I hope The Torch is stewing.
20 posted on 04/03/2002 6:44:26 AM PST by Exit148
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To: PhiKapMom
Take Back the Senate bump!
21 posted on 04/03/2002 6:46:44 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: PhiKapMom
Bump!

Someone needs to tell the Senatorial committee to butt out of the Iowa primary between RINO 'Greg' Ganske and conservative Bill Salier...or else they are going to end up looking as dumb as certain other individuals did in in the CA gubernatorial race.

Regards...EV

22 posted on 04/03/2002 7:07:39 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: deport
Thanks for the good list.

In addition to the Democrat incumbents, there are challengers for us to be concerned about. One example: Jeanne Shaheen in NH. She is as worthless as a governor can be, and would be nothing in the Senate but a lacky for Hillary Clinton.

23 posted on 04/03/2002 7:14:58 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
Well, I hope the states that have those candidates get active in getting the best qualified candidate that is electable into the general. I think if we can keep the House, regain the Senate and the Congressional GOP gets some guts along with a few 60+ margins on some keep issues in the Senate then we may be able to get some good done. But we'll see how the electorate feels this fall as it is their choice.
24 posted on 04/03/2002 7:45:21 AM PST by deport
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To: Dan from Michigan
Well, Landrieu, Mary(barely won last time), maybe 3rd easiest to defeat, but I don't think she'll go down to defeat. I've not kept real close contact with the LA politics this year, but I don't see a statewide candidate that is evoking a lot of enthuasism at this time. We'll see as the fall approaches.
25 posted on 04/03/2002 7:49:42 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
We'll know by 4-10-02 who will face Cornyn.
26 posted on 04/03/2002 8:43:38 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Dan from Michigan; deport
I agree with deport, Mary is a lock to win in 2002. The only hope the GOP had was for Jay Blossman to limit Mary to less than 50%-- forcing a run-off. Mary now only faces Cooksey in November and he has been a disaster.

I guess it makes too much sense for the GOP to have spent the last 6 years recruiting a good opponent. Susie Terrell would have given Mary a closer race than Cooksey will.

27 posted on 04/03/2002 8:49:28 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: StarFan
Yeah that map is real up-to-date. Thompson's retirement announcement was weeks ago, yet they don't show it on the map as an open-seat.
28 posted on 04/03/2002 8:51:46 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: PhiKapMom
Torch isn't going to have a legitimate opponent in November. Thomas H. Kean would have won this seat easily. He's a moderate Republican, but it's 1000-times better than having Torch there-- and giving Leahy the chair of the Judiciary.

Diane Allen is probably the most electable in the batch-- and she's opposed to the death penalty and is quite liberal. Treffinger and Forrester both should be able to finance a campaign should they win-- Forrester is probably the wealthiest of the candidates and would probably get Kean's public support in the fall campaign. Treffinger probably has the advantage on organization.

29 posted on 04/03/2002 9:24:34 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: EternalVigilance
Well, Ganske does have a record of killing political giants-- knocking off Neal Smith in 1994 after Smith served 36 years in the House. He also would be able to raise enough money to be competitive.

He's not ideal, but underfunded relatively unknown people like Salier don't win U. S. Senate races. Unfortunately, he's in IA-2 and can't run for the House because the GOP represents that district already. He should run for office-- maybe governor.

30 posted on 04/03/2002 9:38:06 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
>> I am sorry to tell you, but Levin will only be out of office when he's dead. Rockowski is a very weak candidate. Levin is an institution. <<

I too think DanfromMichigan is great overestimating Rackowski's chances of winning, but never say never. Levin was ALMOST defeated when he ran for his 2nd term in 1984. ( I think he won by two points) The problem was the Republican running that year was some astronaut celebrity running on Reagan's co-tails. The guy THIS year is some unknown state rep. running in a midterm election year-- and Levin is up for a 5th term now.

If Rackowski even wants to run a close campaign, he's going to need a lot more money, name reconizition, and high profile attacks to get Levin's negatives up. Right now, he doesn't even have a website (Levin has both a Senate AND a re-election funding raising site). Personally, I doubt the GOP has a shot at Levin this year, but if Levin runs for a SIXTH term in 2008 he might as well be defeated by someone like Mike Cox. By that time, Levin with be 75 years old and in the Senate for 30 years. As of now, his face is starting to look like a Halloween mask...image how he'll look in another six years.

The lone advantage I can see here is if Rocky can lure Levin into a long series of debates. He'll score points just from showing up:

Of course, we have the same problem in Illinois, but one of things that might make it easier is the Republican candidate is named Durkin. He's running against Durbin. The stupidity of Illinois Democrats cannot be underestimated. They just elected a total unknown as state Rep. named "Dan Woolsey (R)" because his name sounded like the retiring state Senator "Don Woodlsey (D)", not to mention they almost elected a welfare mom to the Chicago City Council because she changed her name to "Carol Moseley Braun". I'm not even going to get into the fisaco with the two Jesse Jacksons.

And I would like to see a debate between Durbin and Durkin too. Those of us who are smart enough to realize the different between the two should favor Durkin as well (Durkin is ALOT more charismatic, youthful, and attractive)

Finally, there's the fact that Durbin won his first term in 1996 by proclaiming himself a nice, "centrist", downstate Democrat from Springfield would be Paul Simon II (his opponent was "extremist" Al Salvi-- Durbin gave him that label because Salvi wanted to repeal the assalt weapons ban). Instead, Durbin's governed as a rubber stamp for Clinton/Daley and has a voting record more liberal than Ted Kennedy. His popularity in his former house district is EXTREMELY low now. Think Al Gore and Tennesee. The question is, can we get enough downstate vote to counter massive Chicago support for Durbin? It will be very tough.

31 posted on 04/03/2002 3:33:01 PM PST by BillyBoy
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To: BillyBoy
Michigan is in for a hard road this year for the GOP. Studies show that even amonst the faithful Republicans that they don't know who is running for governor. Rackowski has zero name recognition and no political clout. I have been to several events of Rocky's, and it's obvious that he lacks the maturity for the US Senate. Give him time, maybe ten or so years, but there is no gravitas there right now.

I think that Candace Miller would have had a much better chance, fot senate, but she is playing it safe with going against Bonior in her home district where she is very popular.

We might have a chance to get rid of Dingell this year. We have a great black candidate running for his seat that I am pretty excited about.

32 posted on 04/03/2002 4:24:45 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: BillyBoy
by someone like Mike Cox.

It's interesting you say that. I think he's our best shot statewide. Mike's an asst prosecutor and a VERY good grassroots campaigner. He will be going up against probably Gary Peters, who is a fairly strong dem actually, but would be tougher to face in another postition. Prosecutor for top law enforcement job, or insurance guy(I think) turned politician. Not to mention that Mike is from Wayne County.

I think Sec of State will be kept in the GOP Column. We have two strong candidates in Loren Bennett and Terri Lynn Land. Bennett is currently a state senator from a dem leaning seat(Westland area is always tough). Terri Land is the Kent County clerk and is charasmatic and a strong campaigner. My money is on Land to win both the primary and the general.

As for Governor, if Granholm gets 'Fiegered' or 'McCained' in the primary, we have a shot. If not, then we better home that she's hit hard with Metro Airport since the gunowners are not enough to stop her, not to mention those idiots, that say "I'll vote for her since she's hot".

I think we are set with McCotter, Candice Miller(our strongest candidate state wide...look out Stabenow in 06..), and Mike Rogers for our three toughest congressional seats. Rivers should be finally toast, and Bonior can join his friend Yasser.

The state senate should be GREAT from a gunowners perspective. The thought of Alan Cropsey(tough primary), Mike Green(Depends on Jim Barcia), Steve Vear, and Mickey Mortimer running the senate is great. Both Nancy Cassis and Mike Kowall are pro-2a and running for the same senate seat. Much to HCI and PETA's distain, Sue Tabor is coming back for one more in the house. Two good reps are coming from Livingston County now. I think Laura Toy, Bruce Patterson, Jennifer Faunce, Joanne Emmons, and Joanne Voorhees ar all running again in the house.

Justice Robert Young is up in the Supreme Court as well.

I'm optimistic on the bottom half of the ticket. I'm worried about the top though. That just means we got to work harder like Engler did in 1990.

33 posted on 04/03/2002 5:04:55 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I think that Candace Miller would have had a much better chance, fot senate

I think there are some plans for 2006....right Debbie:)

Who is running against the Dingell/Rivers winner?

34 posted on 04/03/2002 5:10:47 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Well, Ganske does have a record of killing political giants-- knocking off Neal Smith in 1994 after Smith served 36 years in the House.

He pulled that off because conservatives worked their hearts out to defeat Neil Smith. I know, because I was on the Iowa Republican State Central Committee during that time period. Problem is, in the subsequent time Ganske has been in the House, he has been unfaithful to that core base that elected him. They despise him, for very legitimate reasons.

He also would be able to raise enough money to be competitive.

Money isn't everything. The more educated on issues the electorate becomes, the less significant big money becomes.

He's not ideal...

That's the understatement of the year.

...but underfunded relatively unknown people like Salier don't win U. S. Senate races.

Just watch.

Unfortunately, he's in IA-2 and can't run for the House because the GOP represents that district already. He should run for office-- maybe governor.

No thanks. He's running for the U.S. Senate. He is exactly the right type of candidate to take on and defeat Tom Harkin. Squishy Congressmen are grist for the Harkin mill...it's time to run a conservative warrior against the socialist warrior Tom Harkin.

I believe that Bill Salier is going to be the next Senator from Iowa, and the republic will be the better for it.

Regards...EV

35 posted on 04/03/2002 7:27:04 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: PhiKapMom;Howlin;Miss Marple
A little Biden info on his fundraising activites.....

Insight Magazine
Issue Date: April 22, 2002
Biden Taken to Task for Fund-Raiser
Posted March 27, 2002

Delaware Republican Chairman Everett Moore today criticized Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) for holding a Feb. 19 campaign fund-raiser at the California home of Dr. Sadegh Namazi-khah, a strong supporter of the Tehran regime and leading pro-Iran lobbyist. Moore called on Biden to return the estimated $24,000 raised for the senator's campaign coffers.

"I can't believe that Sen. Biden would have a fund-raiser at the home of a pro-Tehran lobbyist two weeks after the White House made it abundantly clear that Iran was aiding the al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan," Moore said. "Frankly, I am appalled that Sen. Biden would have the audacity as the Senate Foreign Relations chairman to take money from a lobbyist supporting a country that brutalizes women, ignores human rights and endorses terrorism."........

Last week Biden invited members of the Iranian parliament, which is dominated by Tehran supporters, for "a historic meeting" in Washington or anywhere else to discuss outstanding issues hampering U.S.-Iranian relations.


36 posted on 04/04/2002 7:32:34 PM PST by deport
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To: deport; McGavin999; kcvl; Dog
Ain't we got fun? :-)
37 posted on 04/04/2002 7:33:23 PM PST by Howlin
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To: PhiKapMom
Sure add me to the list, I've admired your posts in past.

BTW I earn an average income, but I've joined the Club for Growth started by Larry Kudlow. I think they have produced phenomenal results for the few bucks I can afford contribute to political campaigns. As evidence of our success, I offer the fact our senior Senator John McLame (R-AZ) and also Joe LIEberman have both just begun a heavy-duty slander campaign against us.

Best Regards,

Opinionated

38 posted on 04/07/2002 2:02:07 PM PDT by opinionated
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