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mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:59 PM Oct 2020

It's Saturday. Who are the four or five candidates for the Senate who are the most likely to

unseat a Republican and flip the Senate?

I'm at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

I can allocate amounts as I see fit.

Yes, you're right. I ask this all the time.

Thanks.

{edited} And who need the money. If they are already flush with cash, I can go to the next in line, who needs the money.

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It's Saturday. Who are the four or five candidates for the Senate who are the most likely to (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 OP
Greenfield in Iowa for sure, Bollier in Kansas, Gross in Alaska, catbyte Oct 2020 #1
Throw a little bit to Theresa Greenfield in her attempt Totally Tunsie Oct 2020 #2
And who need the money. If they are already flush with cash, I can go to the next in line. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #3
Greenfield looking good in Iowa, especially after Ernst fumbled the commodity price question rurallib Oct 2020 #4
Sara Gideon has been consistently polling well against Susan Collins in ME Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2020 #5
Yeah, Gideon is doing really well on the fundraising Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 2020 #7
Gideon is only one who sent an actual thank you card. gibraltar72 Oct 2020 #8
Received one also from DU's own "duhneese". Totally Tunsie Oct 2020 #20
IMHO Harrisons problem is not going to be money. gibraltar72 Oct 2020 #6
Allocate some to our incumbent Gary Peters in Michigan. dawg Oct 2020 #9
I'm writing these down in one place. Pay no attention to this post. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #11
If we can trust the polls MoonlitKnight Oct 2020 #12
Here's the list from Ditch Mitch or Die Trying. Any additions or deletions? mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #14
So far, I see no mention from DUers of mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #15
I would say Hickenlooper is definitely going to win Turin_C3PO Oct 2020 #17
I made a seven-way split at Ditch Mitch or Die Trying. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #16
Thanks for the thread! GopherGal Oct 2020 #18
Thanks for the thanks. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #19
Same question, but updated to reflect the conditions of Friday, October 30, 2020. NT mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #21

catbyte

(34,009 posts)
1. Greenfield in Iowa for sure, Bollier in Kansas, Gross in Alaska,
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:11 PM
Oct 2020

and actually, Gary Peters could use it in Michigan against John James. Peters is still ahead, but it's too close for comfort.

Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)
2. Throw a little bit to Theresa Greenfield in her attempt
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:14 PM
Oct 2020

to unseat Joni Ernst in Iowa.

I've added her to my list of
Jaime Harrison (SC)
Amy McGrath (KY)
Sara Gideon (ME)
and of course Joe and Kamala.

We can do this, people!

rurallib

(62,304 posts)
4. Greenfield looking good in Iowa, especially after Ernst fumbled the commodity price question
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:18 PM
Oct 2020

Gideon in Maine
Kelley in AZ

Zing Zing Zingbah

(6,496 posts)
5. Sara Gideon has been consistently polling well against Susan Collins in ME
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:22 PM
Oct 2020

I think Gideon will win. Most expensive race ever in Maine. Gideon probably has a lot, but I constantly get e-mails from her campaign asking for donations.

Zing Zing Zingbah

(6,496 posts)
7. Yeah, Gideon is doing really well on the fundraising
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:29 PM
Oct 2020

"Record levels of money have poured into Maine’s competitive race between U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and House Speaker Sara Gideon, shaking up the TV market for candidates and non-candidates and raising questions about how it can all be spent effectively by Election Day.

Gideon raised a whopping $39.4 million during the third quarter of 2020, the second-highest total raised in a three-month period by any U.S. Senate candidate ever. Collins’ campaign raised $8.3 million over the same period, which would have been a Maine record had it not been for Gideon’s fundraising among a wave of Democrats posting unprecedented numbers."

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/10/17/politics/maines-us-senate-race-has-attracted-so-much-money-that-its-hard-to-spend-it/

That article is from today, so I would say Gideon probably isn't in need of funds.

gibraltar72

(7,458 posts)
8. Gideon is only one who sent an actual thank you card.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:30 PM
Oct 2020

My wife noted that. Says her mom brought her up right.

gibraltar72

(7,458 posts)
6. IMHO Harrisons problem is not going to be money.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:28 PM
Oct 2020

Greenfield Is on my list. Osoff, Bulloch, Cunningham, Bollier? Kelly has all he needs plus a big lead.

dawg

(10,590 posts)
9. Allocate some to our incumbent Gary Peters in Michigan.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:37 PM
Oct 2020

Offence scores points but defence wins championships.

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
10. I'm writing these down in one place. Pay no attention to this post.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:47 PM
Oct 2020

Theresa Greenfield in Iowa
Barbara Bollier in Kansas
Alan Gross in Alaska
Gary Peters in Michigan

Sara Gideon in Maine, but she is well-funded

Jon Osoff in Georgia
Steve Bullock in Montana
Cal Cunningham in North Carolina
Barbara Bollier in Kansas (duplicate)

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

MoonlitKnight

(1,584 posts)
12. If we can trust the polls
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:52 PM
Oct 2020

Shore up Michigan.

Then I would go after the ones who have taken in less or where money goes further, Alaska and Montana.

Then you go after the long shots who with a massive blue wave and some money could be surprises, Alabama and Mississippi.

Then there is Warnock in GA who will need money for the runoff.

Then there in Murav Ben-David in Wyoming. The longest of long shots but advertising is cheap, she is a scientist, wild fires are raging, we have a blue tsunami and there is zero polling. Expected to lose by 70-30 plus - but what if she gets to 60-40 or cuts the incumbent to 55%? Suddenly Democrats wake up for the next election and don’t sit at home. You get better candidates. You start to turn the tide. Or maybe she pulls out a shocking win.

Otherwise we really need to flip state legislatures and help some close US House races.

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
13. Here's the list from Ditch Mitch or Die Trying. Any additions or deletions?
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:59 PM
Oct 2020
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch


Gary Peters (MI-Sen)

Cal Cunningham (NC-Sen)

John Hickenlooper (CO-Sen)

Mike Espy (MS-Sen)

Theresa Greenfield (IA-Sen)

Barbara Bollier (KS-Sen)

Alan Gross (AK-Sen)

Steve Bullock (MT-Sen)

Jon Ossoff (GA-Sen)

MJ Hegar (TX-Sen)

Doug Jones (AL-Sen)

Raphael Warnock (GA-Sen)

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #13)

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
15. So far, I see no mention from DUers of
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:15 PM
Oct 2020

John Hickenlooper (CO-Sen)
Mike Espy (MS-Sen)
MJ Hegar (TX-Sen)
Doug Jones (AL-Sen)
Raphael Warnock (GA-Sen)

Are they less likely to win? Are they already sufficiently funded?


Turin_C3PO

(13,493 posts)
17. I would say Hickenlooper is definitely going to win
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:38 PM
Oct 2020

and Jones is definitely going to lose. I’m not as familiar with the other candidates.

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
16. I made a seven-way split at Ditch Mitch or Die Trying.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:35 PM
Oct 2020
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

Based on the seven recommendations made here:

Theresa Greenfield in Iowa
Barbara Bollier in Kansas
Alan Gross in Alaska
Gary Peters in Michigan
Jon Osoff in Georgia
Steve Bullock in Montana
Cal Cunningham in North Carolina

I have to do this at a public terminal. I am forbidden from making political contributions on my work computer.

The library computer is about to close down in ten minutes. I'm going to get some dinner.

Thanks to everyone for all the help. I can do this again, so don't be shy. Speak up if you think I missed anyone.

GopherGal

(1,975 posts)
18. Thanks for the thread!
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:07 PM
Oct 2020

I'm sure I'm not the only one saving it to take the recommendations for a donation spree tomorrow. (Already gave to Greenfield. Would give to Kelly, but he doesn't seem to need the money. Will probably give a little more to McGrath although I have doubts about her chances vs Yertle.)

So thanks to all contributors to the thread.

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,427 posts)
19. Thanks for the thanks.
Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:11 PM
Oct 2020

I can't keep up with developments state by state. I have to rely on DUers for the local updates.

Thanks for writing.

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