TPM Reader JS wants


TPM Reader JS wants in on the fun:

I feel so left out. I lived most of my life in a Boston suburb with no electoral hanky-panky tolerated, and now I’m in rural Vermont, scrupulously honest and fair-minded to the point of obsession, one polling place for my town in the volunteer fire department house, with old-fashioned hand-counted paper ballots, etc. Rich Tarrant, the typical sort of upstanding, moderate Republican millionaire businessman (basically Mitt Romney lite) who might have had a chance against Trotskyite Bernie Sanders in the Senate race, has so offended Vermonters with his comparatively mild negative advertising against Sanders that he sank in the polls almost as soon as he became known. Nobody does push-polling, nobody even does robo-calls.

I feel a great sense of pride in my newly adopted home state for that, but still, it’s so boring! How I yearn to be able to write panicky conspiracy theory diaries on Kos, or report some juicy bit of Republican skullduggery to TPM. But alas, it’s not to be.

And so dear readers in battleground districts and states, it is up to you. JS must live vicariously through the experiences of other TPM readers. Keep those tips coming.


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