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  • Many progressives who follow congressional races know Doug Tudor as a stalwart grassroots candidate running for Congress in Polk County, Florida (FL-12).

    Howie Klein: Avatar Gets the Thumbs Down in Wingnutia

  • The American people elected a progressive agenda this past November, and I will continue to make the case to FL-12 that a Progressive agenda is the only hope for a state with one of the worst economies in the nation, and a district with the worst unemployment rate and graduation rate in the state.

    Howie Klein: It's Howdy Doody Time -- Or The End Of It: Adam Putnam Resigning

  • Doug Tudor (D) is running for FL-12 against Adam Putnam (R), who at the ripe old age of 34 (only just) has run unopposed in his district since 2000.

    putting too fine points on it

  • FL-12 has a PVI of R+5 and in the last three cycles Bush won by 55% (2000) and 58% (2004) and McCain edged out Obama 50-49%.


  • Well, with Putnam leaving Congress in the hopes of plaguing Florida consumers on the way to a gubernatorial run in the future, the DCCC did decide to pump some money into FL-12, but instead of helping Doug, they got railroaded into backing Blue Dog Allen Boyd's handpicked corporate shill -- and fellow Blue Dog -- Lori Edwards.


  • FL-12: The GOP and Dems already have front-runners for the nominations in the open seat race

    Swing State Project

  • I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as to why FL-12 jumped thirteen points while the state as a whole moved "only" eight. takes a look at who some of the candidates might be:

    Swing State Project

  • There is still a chance, however, that Dockery will jump into the open-seat contest in FL-12

    Daily Kos

  • They include Democrat: FL-17 (Meek), PA-7 (Sestak primary for Senate against Specter), WA-3 (Baird retiring); Republican: FL-12 (Putnam), IL-10 (Kirk running for Senate, Dan Seals and Julie Hamos primary), MI-2 (Hoekstra retiring), MO-7 (Blunt running for Senate).

    CPUSA Front Page


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