This Friday, George W. Bush is coming to Henry Kissinger's house in Kent, Connecticut for an exclusive, $1000 a head ($10,000 for a snapshot with the President!) fundraiser for Republican Challenger David Cappiello (running against Democratic Freshman Representative Chris Murphy) in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.
Bush ally and war cheerleader and health care bamboozler Chris Shays (R-CT04) (who is facing a strong challenge from Jim Himes) is a co-chair of the event.
In response, Connecticut Progressive bloggers are joining together to raise money for Chris Murphy and Jim Himes. While we may not have the deep pockets necessary to compete with a $1000 a head fundraiser, we do have the people-power to send the message that a President Bush fundraiser will activate our base and add money to the coffers of our candidates! Click here to donate! $100, $50, $25, or even $5 will help send the message that President Bush is a liability in 2008.
While President Bush's visit will give the failingCappiello campaign some additional money, and provide Chris Shays with a chance to spend a little time with his buddy, we just can’t let this happen unanswered. That’s why we’re joining together in an effort to raise 250 additional contributions for Jim and for Chris (Murphy) over the weekend.
There are more of us than there are of them. Help us prove it, and send the message that Republican congressional candidates and congressman can’t profit by toeing the Bush line.