First two answers: Integrity and Fundraising. Brilliant. Frank Eaton's blog Comments Let's discuss Jay's point about the rural vote. Funny because, even on the municipal level, this is true. I mean, you go five minutes outside the city and those guys have the power to totally screw up your nice "citified" campaign for a seat on the local school board... It's ironic isn't it? Rural voters have the most to gain by voting in their own best interests...for Democrats. Have you called to support H. Res 333 Impeach Cheney Today? call 202-224-3121 & ask for your Congress member by name Bowles primarily ran the interstates and faired poorly in the hinterland. A candidate must make a serious effort to get out to the hamlets and villages for some meet and greet. With careful mapping even door to door can be worthwhile away from the cities. Person County Democrats I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you? In reply to persondem, yes to Hamlet(s) and villages A candidate must make a serious effort to get out to the hamlets and villages for some meet and greet I'm all about candidates getting out to the [H]amlets ... e.g., the November 8th Democratic Dinner and Rally in Hamlet had a plethora of them. Those who attended and participated will be well-remembered in a county that is particularly important in Democratic primaries!