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    LOA til 12/14 to continue getting my ass kicked by finals
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    Turn 1 of the primary is due on 4/22/19 @ 11:59PM. Each character has 20 hours to spend. @SWMissourian @TexAgRepublican @Jellybeans @anatoly @Bluto @Batman @Dogslife @Rusty Russ See this thread for schedule details, campaign costs, and demographics.
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    Thank you to those of you that have signed up already. If you edit your bio from this point, please post so I can edit the spreadsheets. There's still room for 3 more Republicans and 1 more Democrat. Signups end Friday. Republicans Journalist David Grenfield (Austin) @SWMissourian Congressman Kyle Fitzgerald (Houston) @TexAgRepublican Judge Melinda Jellystone (Lubbock) @Jellybeans NRA VP Rob South (Houston) @anatoly Candidate Democrats Businesswoman Jennifer Acevedo (Dallas) @Bluto Fmr Lt. Governor Power McNelly (Amarillo) @Batman State Senator Samuel Crafts (Dallas) @Dogslife Businessman Richard Strickland (Dallas) @Rusty Russ Candidate
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    Character Name: Kyle Fitzgerald Home State: Texas Home County: Polk Home Media Market: Houston Party: Republican ---------------------------------------------------- Previous Job: U.S. Rep. TX-36 Date of Birth: 11/11/1967 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 1 ---------------------------------------------------- Attributes (200 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Experience: 50 Name Recognition: 50 Wealth: 50 Charisma: 50 ---------------------------------------------------- Affinity (100 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Conservatives: 50 Progressives: 25 Moderates: 25 ---------------------------------------------------- Kyle Fitzgerald was born on November 11, 1967 in Livingston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in 1990. After college, he served in the U.S. Army and deployed to the Gulf War with the First Cavalry Division. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1994, he returned home to work for his father's timber trucking company, eventually taking over the company himself. In 2012, he entered politics and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the newly created 36th District. He has been re-elected three times.
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    Character Name: David Grenfield Home State: Texas (duh) Home County: Travis County (yes, THAT Travis County) Home Media Market: Travis ---------------------------------------------------- Previous Job: Social Media Loon commentator, editor of True American Heritage (fringe social media "news" organization)Date of Birth: April 10, 1963Race / Ethnicity: WhiteReligion: AtheistWealth: Middle ClassGender: MaleSexuality: Heterosexual (he makes this abundantly clear)Are you married?: DivorcedHow many children do you have?: 1; Alyssa Grenfield, 21 ---------------------------------------------------- Attributes (200 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Experience: 15 Name Recognition: 55 Wealth: 25 Charisma: 105 ---------------------------------------------------- Affinity (100 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Conservatives: 60 Progressives: 25 Moderates: 15 ---------------------------------------------------- David Ignatious Grenfield was born on April 10, 1963, to Donald 'Don' Grenfield and Sarah Grenfield. David grew up as a Democrat, even voting for Dukakis over the immensely popular Ronald Reagan in 1984. During this time, he served in the Army as an infantry rifleman. His time in the Army would go on to shape his cynical, power-centric worldview. While he neglected to vote in 1988, he did vote for Bill Clinton in 1992. However, in 1994, he was among millions of voters that defected to the Republican Party, delivering the House into GOP hands for the first time in nearly four decades. His views shifted into a more socially conservative outlook, while he remained economically moderate. In 2000, he voted for George Bush and retired from the military. The Presidency of "Dubya" would come to radically change Grenfield's beliefs. He shifted left on some issues and hard right on others. He dropped his Christian faith in 2007, and he started supporting abortion ("keeps those minorities from getting uppity," he once said). He also became an immigration hardliner, calling for an immediate halt to all immigration. While his vote has invariably been Republican since 2012, he strikes a controversial figure for both parties. Mainstream conservatives consider him a far-right loonbag who makes them look bad, and progressives consider him misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and crude. In summary on support: (Conservatives like his support for police, distrust of affirmative action, anti-feminism, and other related things, but they are displeased greatly with his avowed support of Roe v. Wade, his blatant racism, and lowkey attacks on religion) (Progressives like his support for Roe v. Wade and attacks on religion...that's about it) (Moderates...yeah, they don't like him)
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    Good to go. @Sheridan and @SWMissourian also have received their committee mods.
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    I recently dreamt that I went back in time to the early 1990s when I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I thought to myself I needed to buy Microsoft.
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    My laptop is currently on the fritz so I am consigned to my phone unless I can find my netbook. Will keep everyone posted.
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    Democrats need to do better as recruiting new players. Every round so far has ended in either a landslide 2020 victory for the GOP or the DNC Chair getting arrested for donating to a terrorist organization
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    Samuel Crafts (D-TX) - 20 hours - $19,990,000 Fundraisers (4 hours): Fundraiser in Texas - 2 hours Fundraiser in Texas - 2 hours Rallies (Progressives) (16 hours): Rally in Dallas County - 1 hour Rally in Dallas County - 1 hour Rally in Travis County - 1 hour Rally in Travis County - 1 hour Rally in El Paso County - 1 hour Rally in El Paso County - 1 hour Rally in Harris County - 1 hour Rally in Harris County - 1 hour Rally in Harris County - 1 hour Rally in Fort Bend County - 1 hour Rally in Fort Bend County - 1 hour Rally in Bexar County - 1 hour Rally in Bexar County - 1 hour Rally in Webb County - 1 hour Rally in Webb County - 1 hour Rally in Tarrant County - 1 hour Total Spent: $0 Total Hours: 20
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    In the past couple years, I have talked to/debated many of my millennial counterparts on the left. Now being nearly 30 and have considered myself "conservative" for 4 or 5 years now, but before that, I was very much a leftist SJW like the people with whom I am now debating. The most common response I have received in such a debate was that I simply do not understand them( much less their arguments/points of view) and therefore that is why I cannot agree with them when it comes to political topics. I almost started to believe it to be true. Perhaps I was simply not understanding them. I would try so hard to see it form their point of view, but I just cannot......especially when half of their arguments consisted entirely of logical fallacies. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not understand it fully. Then it sort of dawned on me............I used to be just like that when I was younger. In fact, I distinctly remember debating my conservative friends on Facebook over many issues including socialism, communism as well as guns......Yes....... I know......hard to believe now. I even used to be the biggest fan of The Young Turks, but now 10 years later, I enjoy listening to Stephen Crowder, Ben Shapiro, Paul Joseph Watson and Jordan Peterson. Thanks to the fact that most of my thoughts and ideas from that era of my life were recorded through Facebook and social media, I was able to remember a lot of what I said back then. I was able to look back on it and really read through my arguments now that I have a COMPLETELY different worldview from that of my 17 year old self. I went back to look at things I had posted between 2006 and 2011 (which were my most leftist years before I became a conservative) It was somewhat surreal, almost like it was a different person who I did not recognize except at certain moments where I could recognize a common catchphrase, style of argumentation or snark comment which I knew could only have come from me. It was almost as if I had gone back in time and was speaking to myself as a teenager (except without accidentally becoming my own father........ew Marty.......just .....gross.) Reading what I wrote and thought back then did help me to better understand what I believed and why, yet I still was not convinced by it enough to change my mind back. In fact all I could think of was the great irony of reading the responses by my conservative friends......all of which now closely resemble the responses I make to more liberal political arguments.......especially my "Change My Mind" threads. Maybe in the future I might go through some of them and post a full rebuttal of myself.
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