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Tim Skubick: GOP Candidate Nancy Cassis is hoping to make history

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If you wanted to achieve a goal and somebody told you only three other persons in the history of this country had done it before, what the heck would you do? Going up north to the cottage for the rest of the summer sounds like a very inviting alternative, but you won't find Nancy Cassis heading up I-75 anytime soon.


You see Ms. Cassis is a GOP candidate for Congress hoping to replace the former guy who didn't want the job anymore. What was his name?


But she is no ordinary candidate. She is a write-in candidate and that's where the U.S. historical political cards are severely stacked against her. Only three candidates have been elected via that route since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock.

But if she is having any doubts she shows no signs of acquiescing to the odds as she and hubby Vic have shelled out $200,000 of their life savings as they hope to join the other three in making history.

Her ace in the hole against a Tea Party Republican, who apparently has a bad case of lockjaw as he refuses to debate her, her ace as she puts it, are the folks who will vote in the primary. She believes those citizens tend to be better informed,more motivated to vote and intelligent enough to understand what a write-in candidacy means.


Just to make sure they get it, the Cassis team has sent out three mailings telling voters how to do it.  If she is right and the 40,000 smart voters actually show up, she's been told she needs that many to win, then she is most likely on her way to Congress.

If she's wrong, those three write-ins who were successful will not welcome a newcomer into the exclusive club.

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