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  •  I gave to Doggett, too (2+ / 0-)
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    lirtydies, 4fx

      I decided to spend about $50 so I tried to give to those on the list who have relatively tough re-election races. Clearly Eric Massa (NY-29) is the most endangered so he got my first ten bucks. Doggett got the next dime, and another ten for John Yarmuth from Kentucky. You gotta have guts to stand up in TX and KY! (Yeah, I know, Austin and Louisville are not the most conservative parts of those states...)

       Then I had to support my local people. Unfortunately, none of the Representatives in my immediate area (Sherman, Berman and Schiff) are among the signers so I gave to the newest member of the CA delegation, Judy Chu (Hilda Solis' successor in CA-32) and to the less famous but more progressive Sanchez sister, Linda Sanchez (CA-39).

       Of course I had to go over budget a bit so I gave to Sam Farr (CA-17) in my former district in the Monterey Bay area  and a 5% tip to ActBlue. That was $63 well spent.

        The ones who just missed the cut for me were DeFazio and Grijalva (Westerners with relatively low PVIs) and Chellie Pingree of Maine whose district is a bit short of safe for her first re-election race. Pingree was a strong leader on health care issues in the Maine legislature before coming to Congress. She rocks!  Maybe next month...

    I'm not a Limousine Liberal; I am a Prius Progressive

    by Zack from the SFV on Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 12:33:30 AM PDT

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