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How to Lose an Election in Two Minutes | The Nation

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Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

 Politics, wonkery and everything in between.

How to Lose an Election in Two Minutes

Step one, insist that banks are in no way responsible for the current economic situation, in the clearest language possible. Step two, scream at your now-erstwhile supporters:

Representative Joe Walsh—the congressman on display in the video—has represented Illinois’s 8th District since last year, when he defeated the Democratic incumbent in the 2010 midterm elections. Unfortunately for Walsh, the Illinois legislature has gerrymandered him out of his district—if he runs again, he’ll have to choose a new district, and face a more Democratic electorate, as well as a potentially formidable opponent. Good luck.

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