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Thanks, For Everything

Just wanted to take a moment this morning and say thank you to Ned Lamont, Tom Swan and the entire team that worked on Ned's behalf throughout the campaign.  You energized us, you thrilled us, you inspired us.  And most of all, you changed the national conversation at a time when the nation sorely needed to be discussing accountability for the failures and poor decisions of the Bush Administration.  And for those elected officials who had been enabling and rubber stamping all of those failures without being held to account as well.

You enabled all of us to question Iraq without being called unpatriotic.  You made it possible for all of us to speak up and say that we had enough.  And for that, I thank you.

Tim Tagaris posted this YouTube on the Lamont campaign blog this morning, and I think what Tom Swan is saying applies to all of you as well.  You are amazing people, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work and inspiration.  The Democratic victories that we are seeing come from your hard work and dedication and perseverence. 

Oh, and Joe — just wanted to let you know that we heard your promises on holding the President accountable and you saying that "no one wanted to bring the troops hom from Iraq" more than you, that you would be caucusing with the Democratcs, and all of your other promises on the campaign trail.  We're going to hold you to those promises.  Every single one of them.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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