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All Major U.S. Senate Democratic Challengers Announce Support for Net Neutrality

Eevery single U.S. Democratic challenger with more than $500k in cash on hand has announced their support for net neutrality, reports Matt Stoller of OpenLeft — "This is a milestone for the fight for internet freedom." Also noted is that, with the exception of three individuals, there is no organized telecom or cable money going to any of these candidates. Included in the report are statements reacting to this news from Senator Byron Dorgan, Speaker Pelosi, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, Google public policy director Alan Davidson, and Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu:

"Net neutrality is slowly becoming one of those political sacraments.  It's not like Social Security yet, but it's getting there.  The basic principle of a fair and open internet is the kind of thing you'd have to hate apple pie to be against." —Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School and co-author of Who Controls the Internet?

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