Net neutrality support proves to be political suicide in midterm elections

Every House and Senate incumbent that supported net neutrality lost in the midterm elections, according to Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC, chairman of, and a net neutrality opponent who took the opportunity to point out these results to the FCC and to poke a stick into the eye of net neutrality supporters.

"FreePress/PCCC/ could not get the issue to register on the election radar screen, and where they did attract a candidate endorsement of their position, they failed 100 percent (of) the time in having that candidate elected," Cleland wrote in his blog.

Cleland's believes the election was a mandate that the public is "not looking for government to take a new unnecessary big role in regulating the Internet that could endanger millions of jobs and billions of dollars of Internet infrastructure investment going forward."

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