Campaign for America's Future

How important was this election and why?

At the very top of the page on Think Progress' "Think Fast" this morning?

After securing historic state level victories on Nov. 2, Republicans will have control of about 190 congressional districts and “will dominate the redrawing of congressional districts that begins next year.” Because of this “commanding advantage in the redistricting process,” 15 to 25 seats in the House are more likely to remain or switch to Republican.

Campaign for America's Future, myself and handful of other bloggers told you why this election was so important way back in June. I made sure to post about this in the week leading up to the eletion because, YES, it was that important. It still is that important and will be through a bunch of elections.

"Because you do Need To Know what is at stake on Tuesday: Redistricting and Gerrymandering"

Now, corrupt Republicans will have a large share of control over who you get to vote for and, even more importantly, whether your vote will be drowned out in a slew of Gerrymandered districts. Even if your plan was to vote the GOP out in 2012 because you were "just sending Dems a message" for not passing an honest Democratic agenda... For giving us more failed conservative policies when we wanted less. That message just, very likely, became 15 to 25 candidates harder to send for ten more years.

[HCIP] Public Supports Public Health Insurance Plan Option

From the Mailbag, courtesy of Campaign for America's Future


Table of Contents:
1. Tracking Poll Examines Public Opinion About Health Care Reform
2. Debate on new health program postponed
3. Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama's Allies
4. Democrats Consider Bypassing G.O.P. on Health Care Plan
5. Healthcare provisions would not derail budget legislation
6. U.S. senators hope to have health bills by June

1. Tracking Poll Examines Public Opinion About Health Care Reform
Kaiser Family Foundation
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Two-thirds (67%) of U.S. residents "strongly" or "somewhat" favor establishing a public health insurance option "similar to Medicare," with about 80% of Democrats, 60% of independents and 49% of Republicans in favor of such a plan.