# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Ginsburg's passing really broke my wife.

Last edited Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:14 PM - Edit history (3)

She was crying last night. Ginsburg really was her hero. I want to make a donation in Ginsburg's memory to the senate seats most likely to flip. Any suggestions? Progressives, women, or minority candidates would be a bonus but I am a pragmatic guy would prefer seats which are winnable.

UPDATE:

Based on suggestions I am going to donate to

Harrison

Gideon

Bullock

Greenfield

in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in order to try and turn the Senate blue and protect her legacy.

**49 replies**= new reply since forum marked as read

**Highlight:**NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies RecommendedHighlight replies with 5 or more recommendations

#### Dream Girl

(5,111 posts)#### tblue37

(63,272 posts)#### Leghorn21

(13,398 posts)and THANK YOU

#### dem4decades

(11,060 posts)Page came up and if i donated again it was 600% match.

#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)#### dem4decades

(11,060 posts)#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)#### dem4decades

(11,060 posts)#### volstork

(5,375 posts)Thanks for the link!

#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,746 posts)#### BannonsLiver

(15,621 posts)Gideon in Maine, is another.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,098 posts)For reals.

#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)#### wryter2000

(45,873 posts)I think her name is Sara Gideon.

#### lanlady

(7,117 posts)#### Codeine

(25,586 posts)McGrath is down nearly 20 points. She’s so done she’s falling off the bone.

#### Bayard

(20,927 posts)"A recent poll carried out by Quinnipiac University showed McConnell with the support of 49 percent of Kentucky voters compared to just 44 percent backing McGrath. But polling by Bluegrass Data Analytics showed a somewhat closer race, although McConnell still led by 3 percentage points. In that survey, the Republican was supported by 49 percent of Kentucky voters as opposed to 46 percent who backed the Democratic challenger." Per Newsweek, on 9/15.

She can do it.

#### crickets

(25,772 posts)Get Mitch or Die Trying

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

Contributions are split among about a dozen top Senate races that the organization believes will make the biggest difference, including Jaime Harrison.

We are all devastated by the loss of RBG, but my heart goes out to your wife for taking it so especially hard.

#### Ananda62

(254 posts)And to Jaime Harrison directly and to the NVDems. Three donations in 1 hour after learning of RBG’s death. I’m a retiree and on a fixed income, but this is the most important election of my life and I give what I can.

#### IrishEyes

(3,275 posts)#### northoftheborder

(7,541 posts)#### mokawanis

(4,399 posts)As soon as we heard the bad news my wife called our granddaughter to console her. I can't think of a better role-model than Ginsburg and I'm so glad my granddaughter felt a strong attachment to her.

#### Blue_true

(31,261 posts)I made contributions to Biden/Harris, Doug Jones-Alabama and Lauren Underwood-House-Illinois, this morning.

#### OregonBlue

(7,692 posts)nation itself.

#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)#### Bev54

(9,473 posts)#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)Last edited Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:36 PM - Edit history (1)

So def going with ...

Harrison

Gideon

Bullock

Greenfield

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,098 posts)And thanks for the support!

#### rurallib

(61,793 posts)the race is a dead heat and we really need to get Ernst out of there.

#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)She is on the list. Thanks.

#### rurallib

(61,793 posts)#### Statistical

(19,264 posts)Alcohol may or may not have been involved. Anyways money for a good cause.

#### rurallib

(61,793 posts)#### Martin Eden

(12,529 posts)The passing of RBG has not put her into a better state of emotional health.

#### Ilsa

(61,575 posts)an alternative, like moving to another country, as hard as it would be. She needs to not let him win over her.

#### Martin Eden

(12,529 posts)She'd prefer Canada, but they don't take people over 60 unless sponsored by a relative. Unfortunately my sister has some serious health problems and will soon turn 66.

For the most part she's been positive in dealing with her health but Trump has almost driven her to despair, and I hope RBG passing won't push her over the edge.

Thank you for caring.

#### Bev54

(9,473 posts)They are in a tie right now. There is a good chance to win this.

#### dameatball

(7,276 posts)the other three are good idea as well.

Not sure why the Gideon donation got split with Merkley but that's what ActBlue said.

#### Joinfortmill

(13,314 posts)#### beastie boy

(8,119 posts)This race is kind of easy to overlook, but this may be the biggest bang for the buck. Because of the small number of people living in Alaska there are fewer individuals to flip for the seat that counts as much as any other state.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,098 posts)#### Gilbert Moore

(216 posts)This is how I "sprinkled the infield"....

AZ Kelly

(NC-D) Cal Cunningham

(MI-D) Gary Peters +4

Georgia (D)Jon Ossoff

(SC-D) Jaime Harrison DOUBLE

Kansas (D) Dr. Barbara Bollier

Alaska (I- backed by D’s) Al Gross

Iowa-D Theresa Greenfield

#### demtenjeep

(31,997 posts)badly

#### NewEnglandAutumn

(181 posts)I left work early last night because I was so upset. I decided to donate to Amy McGrath in RBG's memory.

#### progree

(10,815 posts)FiveThirtyEight.com - https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-election-forecast/senate/

There is a map where you can hover over a state and see the Senate race(s)

Scroll down a ways, and there is a table below the map, default is sorted by 538's probability of winning. As of Sept 19, in order of the tightest races (these are probabilities that the indicated party will win (all of the Senate races are listed, I'm just showing the top 4 here) :

9/19:

#1 Maine 52% (D),

#2 Iowa 59% (R),

#3 N.Car 62% (D),

#4 Colo 68% (D) .

In 3 of the 4, the Dem has best chance to win. The other, Iowa, has horrible sickening Joni Ernst (R) ahead of Theresa Greenfield -- this after being almost tied.

Click on any row in this table to see the polls for that race

Being from Minnesota, I so want that Iowa puke-wagon out.

(Minnesota doesn't have a close Senate race, thankfully, despite two (two!) Cannabis party clowns on the ballot -- yes, two (two!) legalize cannabis parties achieved major party status in Minnesota (the Green Party did not, but I wonder which is more of a spoiler threat).

#### ananda

(28,512 posts)I made some donations too.

Let's get this job done!

#### dem4decades

(11,060 posts)I heard a sound at my window and went out and found one of my hummers dead on the ground. It was like all things beautiful were dying. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'm beyond sad.

#### Ilsa

(61,575 posts)I spoke with a friend, a female minister today, in person at an event. We both just shook our heads in grief over RBG's passing, "for so many reasons," she said.