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Geoghegan's Failed Congressional Bid Lays Progressive Groundwork: Sirota

04/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There is a value in backing long shots, even if those long shots lose. In Geoghegan's case, many progressives supported someone who has been an important voice on so many issues, and who has had the courage to fight the good fight. He got beat by a pool of mostly career politicians. Does that mean their work and money are a waste?

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