I promised myself that this time I wasn't gonna succumb to the hair-on-fire, "FUNDRAISING DEADLINE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!" money beg email flurry that happens on the last day of every month.
But after the bald-faced LIES by Paul Ryan, the latest blatantly RACIST attacks by RNC delegates, and, of course, the jaw-droppingly REPULSIVE and IDIOTIC statements about rape and abortion by Todd Akin, I just couldn't help myself.
So, while I winced as I did it, I bit the bullet and got it all out of the way at once, before I could come to my financial senses:
$50 to Obama
$50 to Elizabeth Warren (MA-Sen)
$25 to Tammy Baldwin (WI-Sen)
$25 to Tim Kaine (VA-Sen)
$25 to Heidi Heitkamp (ND-Sen)
$25 to Jon Tester (MT-Sen)
$25 to Chris Murphy (CT-Sen)
$25 to Claire McCaskill (MO-Sen)
$25 to Richard Carmona (AZ-Sen)
$25 to Gary McDowell (MI-01)
$25 to Syed Taj (MI-11)
And that's that. I'm spent, for real this time.
So, that's $325, plus another $16.25 to ActBlue.
Who's willing to match me so I don't feel like such a chump?
Update: I should probably clarify a few of these:
--Obama, Warren, Baldwin and Murphy obviously don't need any explanation.
--Kaine and Tester: Yeah, I know neither of them is terribly progressive, but they're both in extremely tight races, and we MUST hold the Senate.
--Heitkamp and Carmona are highly competitive in races where they were expected not to have a shot.
--And of course, McCaskill, left for (political) dead just a month ago, did a brilliant jujitsu move of hand-picking her opponent to give her at least a shot at survival...followed by him committing a spectacular self-inflicted wound that opens up a solid chance for her.
Here in Michigan, McDowell has a real chance at taking out Dan Benishek even in the red-leaning U.P., and Dr. Syed Taj has a legitimate window of opportunity of picking up MI-11 thanks to the comedy of errors caused by Thad McCotter's bizarre meltdown.