Democrat


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Democrat

A person or scholar who believes in self-rule in a polity. In a democracy, the citizens vote on issues of governance. Often, the term also refers to a republican, who believes that citizens should elect representatives who vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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John Hostettler, a frequent speaker at Religious Right gatherings and sponsor of a bill designed to make it harder for people to bring church-state cases into federal courts, was trounced by Democrat Brad Ellsworth, 61 percent to 39 percent.
In central Ohio, Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy is giving Republican incumbent Deborah Pryce a run for her money in the traditionally Republican Fifteenth District.
It would be hard enough to see the GOP nominate someone who is "wrong" on one or two out of three, let alone three (just to be fair and symmetrical, it is just as unlikely that Democrats would nominate someone who is pro-life on abortion, and pretty much opposed to any gun control or gay rights measures).
With Democrats in control of the governor's mansion, the House and the Senate, "whatever measures Blagojevich wants to get done, he will be able to get done.
Polls show the electorate split evenly in party identification with the Republicans and the Democrats roughly 45 percent each.
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CHARGES DEMOCRATS WITH ELECTION-YEAR DEMAGOGUERY
The Casey run was plotted not long after the 2004 election, when polls convinced Washingtonians that "moral values issues"--abortion, gay marriage--were keeping the Democrats at the kiddie table even as the governing GOP stumbled from blunder to blunder.
State Senator Connie Williams, a Democrat, chose not to run for a seat in Pennsylvania's Sixth district.
Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat of Puerto Rican heritage.

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