Guys, we are achingly close to getting Dick Cheney's old seat in Congress to flip blue.
Dick Cheney's congressional seat. In Democratic hands.
How better to drive a stake through the heart of what has become of the Republican party?
Seriously, this could very well be--again!--the closest House race in the nation. Gary Trauner lost this seat by under a 1,000 votes in 2006--that's one vote per precinct. Since last June, the polls have shown Gary Trauner with a tiny lead over or tied with Republican Cynthia Lummis.
In the next week, one of those candidates is going to close the deal, and Gary is perfectly positioned to do just that. Every poll, and I mean every poll, since May, has shown that Gary can do this. His opponent isn't as unpopular as Barbara Cubin was, but she's pretty darned close. That's why so many Republicans are undecided. And it's why Gary can win them over.
And this is the ad that can do it.
Guv Dave, as they all call him in Wyoming, is the state's most popular political figure, among all voters. When he tells Wyoming voters that Gary understands Wyoming and will fight for their state, they'll believe him.
But this ad has to get out for that to work, and it has to be placed in the more expensive media market of Salt Lake City for a big chunk of southern Wyoming to see it. It's going to take at least $70,000 for Gary to buy enough ad time to get this on the air.
$70,000 to put a Democrat (and not just any Democrat, a better Democrat) in the seat that started Dick Cheney's career is the best investment we can make in 2008. Let's get Gary that $70,000 and make it happen.
As I write this, Gary sits at about $51,000 on the Orange to Blue list. Let's get him to $121,000 so he can secure that ad time.
This last week? It's where we leave everything on the road. Don't let Gary Trauner lose by 1 vote per precinct in 2008.
Leave everything on the road and turn this seat blue.