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The Demo­cratic motto which be­gins “When they go low ... ” has been through sev­eral in­car­na­tions, in­clud­ing its orig­i­nal ver­sion, which emerged in a speech by first lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion as she spoke of ag­gres­sive po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents.

She ad­vised Democrats, “When they go low, we go high.”

More re­cently, for­mer U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric H. Holder Jr. of­fered, “When they go low, we kick them.” There were other spin-offs as well.

Now Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee chair­man Tom Perez has his own ver­sion of the phrase as the midterm elec­tions draw nigh: “When they go low, we go vote,” he told MSNBC.

Pru­dent Repub­li­can strate­gists also should heed his com­ment, par­tic­u­larly as elec­tion clock ticks, and the un­prece­dented surge of early vot­ing con­tin­ues na­tion­wide.

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