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Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Today's Miracle

This deserves a separate post. Celia Cohen, the head groupie and cheerleader for Delaware's "Incumbent Party", wrote an article about Spivack's announcement that does not trash him.


By Celia Cohen
Grapevine Political Writer

Dennis Spivack, who has been sound enough for the past 30 years to practice law, nevertheless took on the most thankless job in Delaware politics Tuesday by declaring his candidacy as the Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Michael N. Castle, the seven-term Republican secure in statewide offices since 1980.

Spivack entered the race for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives by battling for credibility, insisting he could give Castle a run for his money, which happens to be a well-stocked campaign treasury of $1.2 million.

It got Spivack points for guts, at least.

Rhett D. Ruggerio, the Democratic national committeeman, was moved to quote Amway founder Richard M. DeVos, who said, "It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle."

Lisa B. Goodman, a fellow lawyer, regarded Spivack from the never-say-never school of politics. "I am ever hopeful. You never know -- maybe the electorate will wake up and realize how bad a job the Republican Party is doing," she said.

Spivack himself seemed unafraid of the odds against Castle -- "He has never confronted anybody like me" -- and perhaps could believe in a political miracle because he has seen a medical one.

So much for not being the Spivack for Congress blog.
Yeah, you might as well dig in and accept it.
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