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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:27 AM

YOU can help defeat CANTOR!

YOU can help defeat CANTOR!

Obviously there is a lot happening in your own districts and nationwide with the upcoming elections. We need a bit of help here in VA’s 7th to help Wayne Powell DEFEAT Cantor.

Specifically, we’re asking for help getting the DCCC involved in this campaign. It’s time to put some serious pressure on the DCCC to formally endorse Powell. Even if they don’t give him actual cash, we think Powell should be on their “red to Blue” list, which will enable us to get a LOT more media attention and raise much more cash on our own.

Please help us contact the DCCC. Flood their lines and FORCE them to pay attention to Powell and Democratic values! Here is some direct contact info.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) - 202-863-1500 (main #)
Steve Israel - Chair
Robby Mook - Executive Director
Jay Swanson - Asst. Director answers calls
Rep. Donna Edwards (MD), Red to Blue Program Chair
Hill office - 202-225-8699

Campaign Mgr - Jeremiah Pope - 301-669-0011
Representative Donna Edwards will chair the DCCC’s successful Red to Blue Program, in addition to her duties on the recruiting committee. Edwards served on the 2010 recruiting committees (2010) and has worked with Democratic Members and candidates on their progressive outreach and fundraising plans.
Rep. Jared Polis (CO), Red to Blue Program Chair
Hill office - 202-225-2161
Campaign Mgr. - Lisa Kaufman - 303-381-0121
Representative Jared Polis will chair the DCCC's successful Red to Blue Program, in addition to his duties on the recruiting committee. Polis has worked with the DCCC and Democratic Members and candidates on their technology as well as LGBT outreach and fundraising plans.

Additionally, if you would like to contribute to the campaign directly, we have had a special link set up just for DU. 100% of your contribution goes to Powell’s campaign and using this link gives DU the credit. If you send a check via snail mail, just add DU to the memo.

https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/contribution.aspx?X=nnH5UqlGXVdFqwQYSNfMTv5XA6vMNUWV

I know times are tough; you have work, dinner, the kids, bills, the lawn, football, etc, etc, etc. I do too. If you can take just 5 minutes out of that very busy life to help us DEFEAT CANTOR you, your family, your friends, and everyone else you know will be better off November 7th.

Even if you don’t have the time, but you’ve gotten this far please kick the thread so someone else that has time can see it later. Thanks so much for your valuable time.

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Reply YOU can help defeat CANTOR! (Original post)
obxhead Oct 2012 OP
elleng Oct 2012 #1
deafskeptic Oct 2012 #2
libodem Oct 2012 #3
NCLefty Oct 2012 #4
brooklynite Oct 2012 #5
obxhead Oct 2012 #6
brooklynite Oct 2012 #12
obxhead Oct 2012 #14
Cha Oct 2012 #17
obxhead Oct 2012 #18
elleng Oct 2012 #24
elleng Oct 2012 #23
Cha Oct 2012 #25
elleng Oct 2012 #26
NCLefty Oct 2012 #21
elleng Oct 2012 #7
brooklynite Oct 2012 #11
elleng Oct 2012 #13
elleng Oct 2012 #16
brooklynite Oct 2012 #19
elleng Oct 2012 #9
elleng Oct 2012 #8
obxhead Oct 2012 #15
elleng Oct 2012 #10
2theleft Oct 2012 #20
elleng Oct 2012 #22
alp227 Oct 2012 #27

Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:34 AM

1. KICK!!!

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:07 AM

2. KICK AGAIN!

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:31 AM

3. Thank you for a logical channel

For the blind irrational hatred I have for that pathological soulless shell of a demonic possession. The vessel represents pure evil. Don't they excommunicate in the synagogue? His Rabbi should at least have a sense that demons inhabit that fleshpuppet. We should call a priest.

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:10 AM

4. So the DCCC isn't helping Powell?

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:04 AM

5. Which competitive race should DCCC not support to give support to Powell?

DCCC helps candidates who help themselves, i.e., are raising the funds to be competitive and are showing strength in their district. Unfortunately Wayne Powell isn't.

There are currently 89 competitive races, including several races against Tea Party Boogeymen like Bachmann, West and King (all of which, by the way, I'm supporting). This race however, continues to be rates by every group I can find as "SOLID REPUBLICAN". It's not his fault, because the Republicans in Virginia gerrymandered Cantor's district, but Powell has shown no sign of closing the gap. Jim Graves, by comparison, has moved his race against Bachmann from a Solid Republican district to a 2-point difference in polling.

Even if this race was competitive, DCCC doesn't have the financial resources to support every candidate, so they give increasing amount of support based on the own candidate's ability to hit minimum fundraising thresholds. Taker a look at Powell's FEC filings and you'll see that his funding has been anemic.

This is a great race to provide volunteer support to, but as we start to see the House coming into play, they limited financial resources we all have should gravitate to the races we can win.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:10 AM

6. I am SICK and TIRED of you coming to our threads to fight FOR Cantor!

Why do you continue to come here and fight for Cantor? I just do not get it.

Are you happy with his works?

Come on down to district 7 and get your feet wet. This IS a competitive race!

"Even if they don’t give him actual cash, we think Powell should be on their “red to Blue” list, which will enable us to get a LOT more media attention and raise much more cash on our own."

That's right in the thread. You completely ignore it to peddle your desire to keep Cantor in office.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:21 PM

12. My goal is to help Democrats win...not to make myself feel virtuous

You may be aware of the medical concept of Triage...

You help those that need and can make use of the help that's available.

You don't help those that don't need it, and you don't help those where it won't matter.

In this case, I am speak strickly on financial terms. If you have the time and opportunity to volunteer for Wayne, good for you. But if you only have financial resources, you need to ask whether the money will help, and whether it would help more somewhere else.

By the way, how much have you given to Jim Graves, Christie Vilsack, and Patrick Murphy? I'd hate to think you were trying to keep their Tea Party opponents in office...

(nb - I know how we both feel about this argument - I entered it again only to avoid a "Blame the DCCC" commentary)

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:37 PM

14. I wouldn't go into any thread for those candidates with the sole purpose to discourage

others from helping with the cause.

Comparing my failure to donate to those campaigns with your outright attacks on what we are trying to do here is insane.

If you would have actually read the thread I'm asking first for phone calls. No money needed. I'm not even asking for money from the DCCC, simple recognition would help our cause.

You come here to shit all over our effort. I don't even understand why you're on DU let alone why you seek out our threads to discourage others from helping us.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:57 PM

17. TouFreakingChe!

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:09 PM

18. It's amazing isn't it?

This was the third or forth thread Brooklynite has posted in to support Cantor's reelection.

I'm tired of it.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:10 AM

24. and consequently lowered contributions to Powell

during critical times AND THEREFORE SUGGESTS NOW Powell's numbers, from WHEREVER , not good enough. For

I'm PISSED! 696 'liked' Powell's FB post Sunday, and 159 commented, many with contributions!

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:03 AM

23. and check the response to my most recent post, tonight, below,

reflecting more Democratic circular firing squad mentality.


Guess we know what we have to do!

P.S., 675 'likes' to Wayne Powell's FB post today, w 158 'comments.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:07 PM

25. Just, wow! That's not how I

operate...slamming the door shut on anyone because they haven't raised enough money. They NEED More Money. Let's see if the DCCC takes my call!

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:18 PM

26. RIGHT ON, Cha!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:33 AM

21. Well thanks for the insight anyway

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I'd love to see Cantor booted out on his arse but I was just curious how this all worked. I would do the same thing as the DCC with respect to giving money. Since I have only a little I can give atm, I'd try to put it where it's close enough that there might be a difference made. I support all of our guys in spirit though and I only vote D

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:27 AM

7. None. Let them divide their funds AT THE SAME TIME they recognize interest in and quality of Powell.

There are undoubtedly ways DCCC can show 'support' without spending very large amounts of money, which 'support' could be shown, among other ways, by NOT DISCOURAGING Democrats from contributing where they see fit (as you have done here, re: Wayne Powell.)

Its pretty clear you are ignorant, stating that Wayne Powell isn't 'raising funds to be competitive and showing strength.' Too bad you appear to be speaking for DCCC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:16 PM

11. Powell/Cantor FEC filings...

Raised through the cycle:

Cantor: $6,305,149
Powell: $259,539

Cash on Hand:

Cantor: $2,103,869
Powell: $145,896 (less $104,149 debt)

If the 3rd quarter filings show any narrowing of that gap, I'll be happy to acknowledge it


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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:30 PM

13. They will, they do,

but we're not here to make you 'happy.'

We all KNOW cantor and others similarly situated have million+$ warchests. If we accepted that as the measure of whether or not we SHOULD support a candidate, that would that leave us exactly nowhere. We SEEK to improve over the current situation, we do NOT seek to remain where we are.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:36 AM

16. I attended a Powell rally yesterday,

wherein he said he has received $700,000. I know that his contributions are growing. I hope this showing of grassroots support is sufficient to attain acknowledgment and support from DCCC.

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:58 PM

19. I called DCCC last week...

I give enough money to candidates that I can actually get them to take my call and discuss the current situation. They talked to me about where they were seeing progress, and unfortunately VA-7 isn't one of them (most are in California and Illinois). Meanwhile, in MN-7, Jim Graves has moved to within two points of Michelle Bachmann, and the race has been upgraded to LEAN DEMOCRATIC.

Let's be clear: Wayne Powell is a nice guy and I'm not disparaging his campaign. I'm only saying that GIVEN A LIMITED CHOICE (My wife and I have contributed upwards of $180,000 to the Democratic Party and its candidates for this election: the FEC won't let us contribute more), and with only 30 days left, financial contributions to Powell aren't going to be as effective as contributions to a more competitive race.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:40 AM

9. It appears they have several 'channels' of 'support,'

not surprising but somewhat confusing, apparently, if one is not in the 'in' crowd (unfortunately.) There are surely ways to get their attention, and get their 'help' in some ways. I've just spoken with Donna Edwards' office, and she will receive my message.

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

8. Spoke with Jeff, at Donna Edwards' office,

who will pass my message that DCCC do what they can to lend support to Wayne Powell.

OTHERS SHOULD DO THE SAME!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:34 PM

15. Awesome.

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:45 AM

10. POWELL/CANTOR DEBATE REBROADCAST NOW ON C-SPAN!

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:01 AM

20. In VA...

Will call on Tuesday and send some $$!! Will spread to some of my left leaning friends as well!

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:54 AM

22. Good to hear, 2theleft.

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Response to obxhead (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:49 PM

27. Powell's media appearances...

The Thom Hartmann Program, 9/24



Current.com, 9/19

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