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Democrats too often see campaigning as a zero-sum game -- if an activist volunteers for another candidate, he's not working for me; if a donor is giving to someone else, then she's not giving to me. The experience of the '04 cycle should have shown everyone that it doesn't work that way. But the misperception persists.

That's why I was really happy to get this email from Maria Cantwell fundraising not for her own very tough re-election campaign, but for Congressional candidate Darcy Burner, whose opponent is getting a fundraising visit from Karl Rove today.

I know that Ned Lamont recently did this too, but what's significant here is that it shows the Netroots lessons of '04 really have changed the way the broader Democratic campaign culture operates.

Please make a donation to Darcy Burner AND Maria Cantwell to reward this good strategery!
(both candidates are featured at that link)

Originally posted to Zack Exley on Fri Sep 15, 2006 at 01:33 PM PDT.

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  •  Darcy is a good one (1+ / 0-)
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    N in Seattle

    I've been particularly impressed with how she talks about Iraq and goes right after Republican commentary.

    Maria has finally figured out that fighting for her constituents is a good thing and is paying attention to their needs. Getting into a fight over oil drilling in Alaska with their "Bridge to Nowhere" Senator finally got her out of the doldrums.

    Two quality candidates.

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