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Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:45 AM

I have $100 to donate to the senate races this week. Where should I spend it?

This isn't some sort of test. I really do have an extra $100 to donate and I'm asking here where it should go. I have my local races taken care of, so this one is completely extra. Where can I do the most good with my money?

I wish it were more, but it's where I am right now. Help me spend it in the right place, please. I'll donate it on Monday but I'll be checking back here off and on over the weekend to see what DUers have to say.

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Reply I have $100 to donate to the senate races this week. Where should I spend it? (Original post)
herding cats Oct 2014 OP
elleng Oct 2014 #1
herding cats Oct 2014 #2
MADem Oct 2014 #9
elleng Oct 2014 #17
valerief Oct 2014 #3
herding cats Oct 2014 #4
merrily Oct 2014 #5
herding cats Oct 2014 #6
merrily Oct 2014 #7
herding cats Oct 2014 #8
davidpdx Oct 2014 #10
Sunlei Oct 2014 #11
NYC_SKP Oct 2014 #12
tgards79 Oct 2014 #13
Yupster Oct 2014 #19
JayhawkSD Oct 2014 #14
hrmjustin Oct 2014 #15
DFW Oct 2014 #16
elleng Oct 2014 #18
herding cats Oct 2014 #23
DFW Oct 2014 #24
tuhaybey Oct 2014 #20
zipplewrath Oct 2014 #21
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2014 #22

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:51 AM

1. Alison Lundergan Grimes

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:53 AM

2. Why?

Sell me. I want to hear why people here think the candidate is a good choice. I have some in mind already, but I want to hear from others as to who they think is a good choice and why the money will help them.

On edit: I'm not being a jerk. I'm not up on all the races like I should be and I want to know who may be in the most need and is close. Just to be clear on that.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 04:26 AM

9. She's running against McConnell.

Jeanne Shaheen in NH is running against Big Money State Switcher Scott Brown in NH. She's an incumbent but the Koch Brothers are running ads around the clock against her.

You're sticking to Senate runs, I take it?

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Response to herding cats (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 05:16 PM

17. As MADem said, she's running against McConnell,

a very important 'get' for Dems if we can do it, and she's been doing pretty well.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:55 AM

3. Bradblog.com. He'll report on the election fraud when we lose. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:02 AM

4. Lovely.

I'm trying to help a close race make it and this is what I get here? If you've nothing of importance to add maybe it's best to just not say anything?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:06 AM

5. Media ad buys are probably long over. Now, it's ground game.

I'd give it to your own state Democratic party to GOTV. Or to the state Dem Party of any purple state. Getting Democrats to the polls will help the most Democrats.

If you have your heart set on donating to a Senator, here are some close races.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/2014_elections_senate_map.html

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Response to merrily (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:11 AM

6. I've given to them and am already working with/for them.

Locally I've got it covered. I guess I missed the time frame to do good outside of my state. Money is tight for me and this was an unexpected extra I wanted to share where it would help the most. What a bummer.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:13 AM

7. No, you didn't miss the time frame to do good outside your state.

That is not what my post said at all.

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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:20 AM

8. I'm still giving my extra on Monday

I just wanted it to have more impact. I do understand what you meant, though. I was afraid I'd missed the window already.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 08:01 AM

10. Lundren-Grimes and Davis

That would be the two I'd recommend.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 08:25 AM

11. 'extra money' I would donate to a passionate advocate in your home state.

what is your home state? Nevada?

Here's a Nevada person who is always, for many years! vs the republican Federal & state gov. policies.

Laura has taken several court cases to Federal court, vs Salazar, vs DOI, vs BLM. She has won some cases for OUR First amendment right. For Freedom of the press to report and observe our Gov. She fights for OUR public lands, many times fights alone. Currently, at the same time she also fights breast cancer.

Our Politics, our laws Federal and State, OUR Gov. & this solo Heroine. Any of my 'extra money' would go here. The Federal court cases are listed on her website.

http://wildhorseeducation.org/wild-horse-news-wednesday-weekly/

I understand you said 'senate races', imo $100 you could buy pizza for a couple of workers or pay part of their phone bill in your local town.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 08:28 AM

12. Alison Lundergan Grimes to take down Mitch McConnell. (nt)

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 09:43 AM

13. Iowa or maybe Alaska

Best chances for the Dems among the battleground states: http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2014/10/senate-update-election-2014-wake-up.html

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Response to tgards79 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 10:19 PM

19. I'd agree Alaska

Could be razor thin and $100 could make a real difference there.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 11:11 AM

14. Spend it on hamburgers and beer.

 

Invite a couple of friends. Too much money has already been spent on this mess, and more will only corrupt it further.

Seriously. We complain about Citizens United, and then we ask where we should send money to elections fir which we are not even constituents. That is the definition of the problem: the flow of money into campaigns from sources who cannot even vote for the principals. How is that not you offering to help buy an election?


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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 11:12 AM

15. CO or IA.

 

That is where we need it.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 11:19 AM

16. Four way split if you ask me

Braley in Iowa, Grimes in Kentucky, Nunn in Georgia and Udall in Colorado.

If it's just two, Braley and Grimes.

But they're ALL important. I've donated to all of them. It is vital that we retain the Senate this fall. Some polls say we will. Others say no way. It's not clear which way it'll go. GOTV means everything, so I've given more than usual to DFA and the DNC this year, since Republican voter fraud and attempted disenfranchisement is at fever pitch this year. The more voters they eliminate, the better their chances are.

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Response to DFW (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 05:23 PM

18. YES!!!

Take DFW's advice whenever you can.

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Response to DFW (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 7, 2014, 12:25 PM

23. I ended up taking your advice on this one.

I was torn between the four after reading up on the races and when I saw your post I went, why didn't I think of that?

I know it's a pittance, but we do what we can and in the end it all adds up. Thanks to you and everyone here for the great and helpful advice!

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Response to herding cats (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 7, 2014, 12:31 PM

24. One pittance remains a pittance. A million pittances rival the Kochs

That's why every pittance counts!!

Thanks for the feedback!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:22 AM

20. DSCC

This is a boring answer, but I would just suggested donating to the DSCC- https://www.dscc.org/-/donate They send the money to wherever it is needed most at the moment and they have a much clearer idea of exactly where that is at any given moment.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 08:16 PM

21. Let Warren be your guide

Go sign up at Elizabeth Warren's site. Soon you'll get plenty of emails suggesting where you can spend your money. Pick 10 different ones and send them $10. That way you spread it around, and you also demonstrate support for Warren and her policies. The more people that donate "through" Warren, the more power she has.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 10:50 PM

22. the california guv's race

 

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