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Our favorite Congressional Candidate Tim D’Annunzio is at it again. He’s enjoying widespread support as the campaign sign I saw up outside the Burger Shack in Mt. Gilead this past weekend shows. He’s also on the warpath against other Republican political leaders who, he says, are holding a $1,000 a plate fundraiser for his primary opponent. In his usual retiring way the D addresses state party chair Tom Fetzer and other Republican leaders: “I am really worried for you that think this is some political or religious game with no consequences. Do you understand it is your soul that is at stake? Again, I say REPENT.”

Over at BlueNC, there’s a discussion going on about NC’s dreadful mental health system and why people die as a result.

Ten steps for states in successfully implementing national health reform is one of the topics under discussion among our friends at the Center for Children and Families.

And finally, check out the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for a chart showing state revenue declines from the recession are the worst on record.

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