Petrified that Busby can win the Special Election outright-- without a run-off-- the Inside-the-Beltway Republicans just dumped nearly $400,000 into vicious attack ads against Busby. The NRCC went all out to come up with something dirty and negative-- remember, they have no candidate, just a couple dozen loony extremists all beating each other up trying to prove which one wants to do worse things to Latinos-- and they will be inundating the airwaves for a solid week with huge time buys on XETV (ironically, the Mexican-based Fox station), XUPN (UPN), KSWB (WB), KGTV (ABC), KNSD (NBC), KFMB (CBS), and KUSI (IND).
Francine's campaign has out-raised her opponents-- every single one of them-- but this gigantic influx of negative, targeted Republican money will change the equation. It's not too late to get involved. You can make a contribution here through the DWT ACT BLUE Page or you can go to Francine's website and volunteer for phone-banking (from anywhere in the country) or for the get out the vote activities in the district all next week. ACT BLUE has collected over $45,000 for Francine so far-- mostly in small increments-- lots and lots of people giving $10 and $20 each. Enough people do that and we can beat back the Big Money Republican onslaught. (And by the way-- my offer to send a free CD to the first 50 donors on the DWT ACT BLUE Page still stands.)
CROSS-POSTED FROM DOWN WITH TYRANNY