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Do you know Democratic Congressional Candidate Scott Killips??

You won't find his name on the wall in the post office, but you just might see it on billboards and yard signs in the coming months. Scott Killips is running against Pete Hoekstra in Michigan's 2nd Congressional District. Today he launched his website.

You might not live in the 2nd CD, but do you know your local Congresscritter? While our state is blessed to have a fantastic Democratic Congressional Caucus, we're also cursed with a couple Republicans thrown in here and there, like Hoekstra, Tim Walberg, Thad 'Momma's Boy' McCotter, Candice Miller, Fred Upton, Dave Camp, Vern Ehlers, Joe Knollenberg and my own critter, Mike Rogers.

We all want them out, and there's only way to go about it, get to work pounding the pavement, working on research, raising money, and blogging, blogging, blogging.

One of the biggest reasons Michigan's progressive netroots is a national leader is due to our respected congressional watch-blogs. We're winning the battle, but the war is far from over, and we need your help.

Do you like to do research? There are plenty of skeletons in the Republican campaign finance closet, most available online.

Are you more of the artistic type? We can always use a few good men and women with mad Photoshopping/Illustrator skills.

Are you good with a camcorder? We can always use more trackers, following the Congresscritters at their various public events, just waiting for the next Macaca moment. Trust me, sooner or later it will happen, and you will be so glad you were there.

Do you like to write? We always need more bloggers publishing the facts and photos.

We've got a fantastic crew of CD watchbloggers, but there's always room for more help. If you're interested in pitching in no matter what way, contact me or email the contributors directly through their blogs.

Check out the list of Congressional WatchBlogs below -

We're still missing watchblogs on Candice Miller and Fred Upton, and there's a group of us that would love to help you get them running! Just drop me a line or keep tabs on all the Michigan action over at MichiganLiberal.

Originally posted to LiberalLucy on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 02:46 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tips for being back in action! (8+ / 0-)

    I've been gone from dKos for too long, and I'm really glad to hit the ground running once again.

    Also, tips for kicking ass and taking names! :-)

  •  Democracy in action (2+ / 0-)
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    LiberalLucy, MichiganGirl

    Thank you for blogging about this. I love action-oriented diaries, especially those that target gooper politicians. This reminds me of my NAACP days, when direct action was more common.

    -7.38, -5.23 One day we ALL will know the truth about the 2000 presidential election. God help us all.

    by CocoaLove on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 02:52:26 PM PDT

  •  Can I just say how pleased I am (2+ / 0-)
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    LiberalLucy, Stormy Weathers

    that we're finally going to make Hoekstra really work to keep his job here in MI-02?

    Pete Hoekstra is such an absolute toad and I cannot wait to have a Democratic Congressman that actually gives a damn what their constituents want and need.

    Hoekstra couldn't care less that 10's of thousands of MI-02 kids get healthcare because of SCHIP, he votes against it and vows to uphold bush's veto...

    He could give a fuck that a large percentage of his constituency makes minimum wage, he's voted against raising the minimum wage every single time it's came up for over a decade...

    But he cares a lot that MI-02's richest resident doesn't have to pay the estate tax or gets a special tax rate for his capital gains and dividend interest...

    By the way, MI-02's richest person is Erik freaking Prince of Blackwater fame and he is the ONLY person living in MI-02 that is rich enough to ever have to pay the estate tax... for all of the other nearly 700,000 people in MI-02, the estate tax means nothing, because they'll never have enough money to ever have to worry about it.

    Fuck Peter Hoekstra.

    "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

    by MichiganGirl on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 03:11:22 PM PDT

  •  Hi LL! (1+ / 0-)
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    LiberalLucy

    You might not live in the 2nd CD

    Oh, but I DO live in the 2nd CD, and I'm soooo psyched for Scott Killips! What a great guy, and how cool that he's stepping up to run for Congress! I fully plan on working my ass off for him, and I fully plan on attending the Killips For Congress Victory Party next year.

    As for the watch blogs, mad propz to AikoAdam and all the other folks at the MI watchblogs. There was a watchblog for Candy Miller at one point (CandyLand, which is wayyyy too funny), but it's dead.

    Ohh, I don't want to bother the Internet with my problems! --Marge Simpson

    by Stormy Weathers on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 04:53:08 PM PDT

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