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We need to start calling dems in office.  We keep getting lambasted to donate here and donate there.  Well, its time to hit up our leaders.  I can't believe this hasn't been done yet.  But check out the fund raising numbers below.

DNC borrowed 10 million
DCCC borrowed 10 million

This must be a pretty big election huh?

Well.........I agree.  I have donated more than I should have...but look at some of these balances....Maybe they should pony up for the majority!!!

While I know they have kicked in.  It is imperative that nothing is left on the table.  I don't want 1 race underfunded this weekend.  Please call and e-mail these and ask to pitch in.  I call it reverse fund raising.

These amounts do not even take into account their PACs.

Sen. Kerry-MA- as of 10/15   5.3 million  (Pretty safe seat I think)
Sen. Kennedy-MA-as of 9/30   5.4 million (pretty safe seat I think)
Sen. Rockefeller-WV as 10/15 1.5 million
Sen. Pryor-AR as of 10/15    2.5 million (running unopposed)
Sen. Feingold-WI as of 9/30  2.4 million
Sen. Boxer-CA as of 9/30     3.6 million
Sen. Schumer-NY as of 9/20  10.0 million
Sen. Bayh-IN as of 9/30     10.7 million (if we lose IN, I blame him!!)
Sen. Reid-NV as of 9/30      2.7 million

That is $44.1 million dollars.  If they kicked in 25% that would be over 11 million dollars.  Would that bring Martin of GA to the US Senate?  Would that bring Noriega of TX to the US Senate?  Would that bring Lunsford to the US Senate?  Would that give a boost to Allen in Maine?

We should be contacting them.  This is more than my hundred bucks...but I have called all of them.  Tomorrow night we will look at the representatives.  They should step up.

Others of interest:  Sen. Feinstein  2.4 million
                    Sen. Baucus-MT  4.4 million  
                    Sen. Harkin-IA  3.0 million
                    Sen. Reed-RI    3.3 million
                    Sen. Durbin-IL  6.4 million  no opponent

Originally posted to jalapeno on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 06:57 PM PDT.

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  •  tip jar for a solid majority (20+ / 0-)

    and for getting top US Senate dems on board too.

    Republicans are not a national party anymore. Read My Lips: One Spouse, One House.

    by jalapeno on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 06:58:35 PM PDT

  •  I have a question, (7+ / 0-)

    I was hoping I might find the answer here. Suppose we don't get to 60 seats in the Senate. Let's say we make it to 59, or 59 without Lieberman. Would it be technically possible, for President Obama to appoint a Republican senator to a lesser role in his cabinet(which I think is a good sign of bipartisanship), and suppose that Senator came from a state with a Democratic governor, would we then gain a new appointed Democratic Senator? I was trying to think of Senators who were moderate enough, and came from a state with a Dem governor. I thought of Olympia Snow, who I don't know much about, just that conservatives don't like her, and consider her a R.I.N.O., and that she has expertise in the area of transportation (secretary of Transportation?). Does anyone think that would be an acceptable option, and do you know what the procedure is in the state of Maine as far as replacing a Senator?

    “We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.” - Kurt Vonnegut

    by livingproof on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 07:13:07 PM PDT

  •  I want to believe they (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    2questions

    are doing what they are suppose to do as the far as the law permit. can someone investigate

  •  Freaking greedy undeserving bastards (2+ / 0-)
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    docangel, 2questions

    I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

    by JerichoJ8 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 07:29:48 PM PDT

    •  perhaps a tad to harsh? (0+ / 0-)

      I mean, c'mon one guy has Freaking brain cancer.

      just another liberal, anti-American, cutnrun combat veteran

      by Uncle Irish on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 07:49:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Cancer hits the greedy and undeserving also (0+ / 0-)

        I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

        by JerichoJ8 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 07:55:28 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  But that's alright...I feel like more of a factor (0+ / 0-)

          I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

          by JerichoJ8 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 07:56:24 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  so you're calling all these democratic senators (0+ / 0-)

          including Senator Kennedy "greedy and undeserving" and have no sympathy for them?  Even while acknowledging they should give there campaign money, you think that your tone is respectful?

          just another liberal, anti-American, cutnrun combat veteran

          by Uncle Irish on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:01:05 PM PDT

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          •  I didn't drag cancer into the conversation. It's (0+ / 0-)

            irrelevant to the point that: If they are sitting on money they don't need and aren't putting to good use, then yes they are greedy and undeserving.

            Dragging any other impertinent issue into the conversation is distracting.

            I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

            by JerichoJ8 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:26:35 PM PDT

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            •  I respect doing what's right. I respect Reps who (0+ / 0-)

              fight non-stop for those who can't fight for themselves.

              I respect the Wellstones, the Wexlers, the Kuciniches, the Feingolds and the Boxers.

              And if they step out of line I'll call them out, too.

              It's my right and my duty.  And besides, it's good for them. they can prove me wrong.

              I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

              by JerichoJ8 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:29:46 PM PDT

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              •  I think your rant was either not well-thought out (0+ / 0-)

                or intentionally disrespectful.  Regardless of the value of your cause, your language towards these democratic senators (most of whom have done far more than you or I probably ever will for progressive causes) was unneccessarily harsh.  "Calling them out" for being "bastards" is hyperbole that is not helpful to your cause. Bringing up cancer was just to illuminate to you that perhaps you could have as easily made your point without the harshness that should be reserved for those who are not on our side of the aisle.      

                just another liberal, anti-American, cutnrun combat veteran

                by Uncle Irish on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:47:23 PM PDT

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                •  Nope. The cancer point was and will always be (0+ / 0-)

                  irrelevant and to continue to argue the point shows a lack of clarity on your part.

                  Cancer was relevant when my mom was rotting from the inside out without healthcare.

                  Take your hyperbole and your sycophantic notions and stick them under your pillow and see what overpaid, overpampered politicians bring you.

                  I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

                  by JerichoJ8 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 09:18:45 PM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

                •  Where was their progressive cred when the (0+ / 0-)

                  Telecom Bill was signed, FISA, Bush's Tax cuts, Patriot, etc...Bank Dereg...etc

                  I don't care that I'm a sociopath or I'm a sociopath so I don't care.

                  by JerichoJ8 on Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 09:21:43 PM PDT

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  •  Important Diary. Recommend (3+ / 0-)

    Kossacks have put pressure on Senators and Congresspeople to donate excess cash before. (I think in 2006.)
    It was a rec'd diary or a front page diary then. If it doesn't get picked up it should be posted tomorrow.
    And I'll call Kennedy and Kerry- my Senators.

  •  Senator Durbin does not have an opponent (0+ / 0-)
  •  I totally agree.. and look at how the DCCC (0+ / 0-)

    Look at how they are spending what they have, at least in Alabama.

    Howie Klein thinks you're getting a raw deal

    I'm looking at the 3 hotly contested races in Alabama. The Democrats are represented by two reactionaries who are anti-choice, Bright and Parker Griffith, each of whom they will have spent around $2 million on by election day. There is also a grassroots moderate running, Josh Segall, who is pro-choice. They haven't spent a nickel on his race. Every dime they get they shovel into the anti-choice races.

    I know I've answered the call, and you all probably have too. But it probably wasn't to have your money in Alabama given to the two blue dogs and none to the more progressive.

    Some might say that the DCCC didn't think Josh could win. Not many predicted it, given an early poll that had Rogers up 40, and Alabama being a red state. Obama's coattails, John McCain's disastrous campaign and Mike Rogers support of the bailout have given us another opportunity. On Oct 3, Josh was 9 points down. Since then Rogers has further embarassed himself losing his own hometown and Conservative the Anniston Star has endorsed Segall.

    The 9 point poll awarded Josh with the Red 2 Blue title. Yet little funds have come with it. The DCCC has given AL-02 candidate Bobby Bright $302,000 in the week Oct 15-21. As deserving as he is, it would be nice to have some funds for Segall too.

    Josh Segall just took out a $100,000 personal loan to loan his campaign, and Josh isn't rich his net worth is listed below 200K.

    Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

    by CornSyrupAwareness on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:10:34 PM PDT

  •  Can you post a link? nt (0+ / 0-)

    Meanwhile, Mr. McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, became the incredible shrinking man. (from the STL Post Dispatch's endorsement of Obama)

    by CornSyrupAwareness on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 08:12:05 PM PDT

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