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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:54 PM
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Wow! Netroots has gotten safe-seat Dems to give over $4 MILLION so far...
Safe-seat Democrats are sitting on $50 million dollars in campaign contributions and MyDD is challenging each to give 30% of their funds to Democratic challengers and/or party committees. If the safe-seat Dems each gave 30%, it would raise $15 million dollars for radio and TV ads, for hiring people to be feet on the ground during the last week of the campaign. And...

IT'S WORKING!!

Anna Eshoo, Calif (14) giving $115,002
Jim Costa, Calif. (20) giving $87,583
Howard Berman, Calif (28) giving $177,551
Adam Schiff, Calif (29) giving $425,268
Hilda L. Solis, Calif. (32) giving $75,721
Jane Harman, Calif (36) giving $101,798
Grace Napolitano, Calif (38) giving $81,125
Diana DeGette, Colo. (1) giving $60,995
John Lewis, D-Ga. (5) giving $74,192
John W. Olver, Mass. (1) giving $73,361
Barney Frank, Mass. (4) giving $246,359
Edward J. Markey, Mass. (7) giving $708,259
Michael E. Capuano, Mass. (8) giving $160,661
Dutch Ruppersberger, Md. (2) giving $120,080
John Conyers, Mich (14) giving $90,056
Frank Pallone Jr, N.J. (6) giving $691,879
Jerrold Nadler, N.Y. (8) giving $198,722
Charles Rangel, N.Y. (15) giving $155,895
Dan Boren, OK (2) giving $104,710
Earl Blumenauer, OR (3) giving $102,026
Mike Doyle, Pa. (14) giving $84,976
Patrick Kennedy, R.I (1) giving $227,522
Norm Dicks, WA (6) giving $112,040

If you live in AL, AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX --> bookmark this thread and make some calls on Monday!!

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:

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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:57 PM
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1. I'm glad it's working
Cash for the final stretch is very important.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:57 PM
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2. that is easy money to transfer and put to work TODAY with the limited
time before the election... Kick and Nom :)
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:59 PM
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3. .
That is good news. There might not be a better chance to win some seats for a long time. Especially for some Senate seats that would be Repub for the next 6 years.
These are members of the House so it's quite much money for them I guess. Very nice and helpful of them.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:17 PM
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4. This is great...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:24 PM by Blue_In_AK
I'd love it if they'd kick some our way. Our Democratic candidate has gone from 30 points down four weeks ago to within 9 presently. We have TV spots ready to go, just need money for air time. She can win this thing, definitely has the momentum going, and we could get rid of blow-hard porker Don Young, who is one of the worst of the worst entrenched Republican congressmen. He's been in the House since 1973 - many of us are SICK TO DEATH of him

Diane Benson is a candidate any state would be proud to support. She's a progressive Native-American, anti-war (her son lost both his legs in Iraq last year), pro veteran, seriously supports alternative energy development, is against drilling in ANWR, is ethical, honest, charismatic, articulate. She draws people to her like a magnet. All we need is a little help to get her message out to everybody in this far-flung state, where many people live off the road system, making it extremely expensive to campaign.

I hate to keep begging, but this is really, really important to us here in Alaska, where we are sick and tired of being embarrassed by our representatives in Washington.

Please go here to learn more.

http://www.bensonforcongress.com /

One more thing - at the one and only congressional debate that Don Young agreed to participate in with Diane (KAKM, public TV) and the other candidates, Diane was endorsed ON THE AIR by the Libertarian candidate in the forum, urging his supporters NOT to throw away their votes on him or the other two third-party candidates. Here is his quote...

"If you are upset with how things are, if you are upset about the war in Iraq, if you don't think the United States is on the right course toward freedom and avoiding the Third World War, which none of us young folks want to fight or want our children to fight, I'm asking you to vote for Diane Benson."

Alexander Crawford, Candidate for US House, Alaska

I think it says something important when your opponents even endorse you.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:39 PM
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14. I know what you mean about not wanting to beg, suddenly when it s
not about you, you can get out of your comfort zone and ask for help from others. Good luck with it!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:32 PM
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15. Thanks.
It's been a long, long time since I've been as impressed by a candidate as I am Diane Benson. That's why I have no problem asking for help for her campaign. We would ALL be a lot better off with her in Congress.
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 06:52 AM
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27. buddy system?
Maybe you could convince a safe seat Dem in a nearby district to pick up a "buddy". It's good to establish liaisons early on, and even better if regional Dem blocs might be established within Congress/Senate. Phone some campaign Managers/ Dem officials in your area and see if they've already hooked up with Benson's crew, and if they haven't beg them to do so.

Best of luck and keep us updated!

GO DEMS GO!

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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:20 PM
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5. Excellent, thanks for posting IndyOp
Kicked and recommended

:kick:
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:35 PM
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6. Andrews & Pallone in NJ 600k each WOW. Knr
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:11 PM
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9. Andrews and Rothman have not yet donated...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 07:12 PM by IndyOp
Only Pallone has done so, so far... Wouldn't it be great if they donated a nice chunk directly to Wyka?

Robert E. Andrews, N.J. (1)
Has $2,121,856
If he donated 30% he would contribute $636,557
Call -- 856-858-9810 or 202-225-6501

Steve Rothman, N.J. (9) NJ_09
Has $1,907,609
If he donated 30% he would contribute $572,283
Call -- 201 646-0808 or 202-225-5061

:kick:
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:17 AM
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24. Opps, miss read the chart.
About the only thing Tom Wyka could spend the money on would be TV. Its too late to buy direct mail or lawn signs. Paid canvassers could be done. But Menendez is already paying for 300 canvassers on election day, this monday 16 paid canvassers start in Morris County. Thanks Bob. Thats on top of the 55 or so, that go out every weekend.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:08 PM
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7. Frickin' excellent!
:woohoo:

K & R :kick:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:11 PM
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8. Doggett and Hinojosa need to give
to Chris Bell and David Harris (against smokey joe barton)
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:56 PM
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10. Sharing is touching, but what also touches me is that so many
of my favorite people are on the safe seat list. Great news!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:04 PM
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11. Can I just tell you how f*ing pissed I am at Bill Nelson?
I can't imagine a safer Dem seat and as far as I can tell he isn't releasing a dime.
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:21 PM
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13. Keep the pressure on, its working
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:47 PM
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16. I don't see Hillary Clinton on the list
Her seat is pretty darn safe too. I don't even know who her challenger is, if that's any indication of how safe she is.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:55 PM
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23. She gave money way back in August and early September
She started a PAC awhile ago. One of the recipients was Ned Lamont.
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 05:58 PM
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37. My bad
I'm glad that she did. I should have known she would.
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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:41 AM
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25. Senators aren't on this list. Senator Clinton has given at least 2.5 million,
as have other Senators. Senator Obama is campaigning for Lamont. Senators Kerry and Kennedy have kicked in millions.

Don't blame Hillary for the Pukes being incredibly messed up in NY this year. He's the guy who said she had plastic surgery done because she was ugly when younger.

We're going after EVERY office in NY this time.

:kick: Go Ed Markey (D-MA)!
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:54 PM
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22. I've noticed that the Senators seem to be a lot more tightfisted.
I'm not sure why.
Nelson of FL should have the 2nd easiest night in Nov. (Lugar is running unopposed, so he's first)
Last I heard DIFi hadn't given.
I'm not sure Bingaman, Carper or Byrd have given either.
I read somewhere Ben Nelson had parted with some of his money though.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:16 PM
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12. Jane Harman better kick up her donations
if she wants to get the Intelligence Committee chair
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:10 PM
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17. Wa-hoo! Makes me so PROUD to be a Democrat...
these wonderful folks, going above and beyond the necessary. God bless 'em, I say, and please, please let others join them. :dem:
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:33 PM
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18. Everyone in MI call Dingell, Kildee and Kilpatrick
Monday AM and get them to transfer funds to either Trupiano (MI-11), Skinner (MI-09) or Marcinkowski (MI-08). These three are very winnable.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:49 PM
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19. Good for them
Where's George Miller (D-CA)? He was my representative years ago when I lived in California. Has he given? Because if he hasn't people need to call him. His is a safe district (unless something weird happened).
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:50 PM
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20. Is there anything we can do if we don't live in one of those states?
Do any of the above sit on committees that would make approaching them as non-constituents effective? I can't contribute money, but would be more than happy to make phone calls.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:28 AM
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29. I don't know - MyDD is requesting that people call just their state reps...
It couldn't hurt too much to call from out-of-state. I would keep it brief.

:kick:
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:51 PM
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21. Are safe house seats giving to borderline Senate seats?
I think this is where there is greatest potential. It seems as if we are likely to get the house (cross my fingers I won't regret saying that) so if we could have a lot of this money go to the Senate how sweet it would be to have both houses!
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:54 AM
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26. k&r nt
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 08:16 AM
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28. I will send a great big hug and thanks to my rep Capuano right now!
He rocks!
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:32 AM
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30. I'll call Mike Ross in the morning
He's safe, and I like him - I certainly don't always like the way he votes, but I know him and he seems to be a good person. I'll give it a shot.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:31 PM
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35. Go Abby! Thanks... ;-) (n/t)
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madmunchie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 10:52 AM
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31. Monday Deadline: Help Push Tony over the Top!
http://theunknowncandidate.blogspot.com /



You have scroll down a bit to find the complete article.

"Monday Deadline: Help Push Tony over the Top!

is a true (Michigan) Progressive who is very close to winning a seat in Congress -- but he needs our help to clinch it. If Tony can raise just a bit more money before Monday, he'll be able to run a hard-hitting, push-Tony-over-the-top TV ad against his Rubber-Stamp-Bush-Enabling opponent. A few bucks could be just the nudge he needs to win. If you can give a dollar, that's great! If you can more, wonderful! Times are hard for many of us, and I know it's not always easy to give to every cause.....


Since that late September chat the Blue America ActBlue page has raised nearly $5,000 for Tony's campaign. Not bad for a rag tag grassroots outfit, huh? But is it enough to win him the seat? It isn't. Rahm Emanuel and the DCCC should be helping with that. They're not. Let's really help Tony win this seat......


Look at the Blue America ActBlue page. You've raised nearly half a million dollars and every $5 and $10 and $20 donation was pure grassroots. This is probably the last time we'll come asking for help in this cycle. If you have anything left you can spare, please consider going to the Blue America PAC and donating for television time buys for Tony now. We have to pull the trigger on Monday. So whatever we can raise between now and then, we put on the air. W
Also See:.......

HAD ENOUGH? Meet Tony Trupiano"

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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:10 AM
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32. I'm getting more and more optimistic every day...
at the prospect of a Democratic victory. I think we could make Pink Floyd's song "on the Turning Away" a Dem anthem this year:

"On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerised as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night."

"No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?"
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:16 AM
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33. I just sent Diana DeGette, Colo a thank you email
And thanks to you for posting the list!
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:23 AM
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34. Makes me believe in Democracy again....
despite Bushworld. People working together for the common good - what an amazing concept.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:52 PM
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36. Kick.
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