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Hello - This is my first diary so I hope I'm not breaking any rules of etiquette. I've been reading DailyKos for years but just signed up with an account last week.

I'm feeling pretty confident about President Obama's reelection chances but I feel that in order to truly move our country forward we must give him a Congress he can work with so it seems like that should be the focus.

In order to help with this goal of getting a new Congress, I've set up an ActBlue donation page that is focused on 50 Democratic House candidates who are in either "Toss Up" or "Lean Republican" districts (according to the NY Times.)

As you can see on the ActBlue page I've also recorded a little song with this "We Don't Need A New President, We Need a New Congress" theme that I've just finished today. My music is quite weird so I won't be offended if you don't like it, I'm just trying to bring attention to these congressional races and hopefully get some donations to these candidates!

The reason I went to the trouble of finding these candidates in close races and setting up this page with them all together is that I think sometimes we get distracted by the glitzy races (ie: trying to beat Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan) and don't donate enough of our resources to the candidates in races that are really close and that can tip the scales one way or the other.

We have to get the gavel out of John Boehner's hand!

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