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Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith
Barbara McIlvaine Smith, a fiercely independent progressive Democrat is battling to retain her seat against Dan Truitt, a candidate with extremist positions who has attracted the attention and support of Tea Party “Patriots”. One of the legislature’s greatest environmental champions, McIlvaine Smith is no stranger to tough races. She first won her seat in a recount that gave Democrats control of the House.
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Rep. Rick Taylor
Rick Taylor is a strong progressive who’s led fights on campaign contribution limits, anti-school kid bullying legislation, keeping criminals from getting out of state concealed weapons permits, etc. Rick defeated his Republican opponent, assistant District Attorney Todd Stephens, who is back for a rematch, by 419 votes in 2008.
Frank Bovalino is challenging first term Republican Jim Christiana, 27, a young right-winger who votes with his caucus 95 percent of the time. Frank served on the school board for 12 years and is an advocate for education funding.
Mark Painter has disabled children and has championed their cause representing parents advocating for better services from their school districts. His opponent, Tom Quigley serves as a mouthpiece for GOP leadership. Quigley has consistently voted against labor and middle class America and the environment.