Some of you may have already seen my email message to DFA members on Monday making the announcement, but it's very important to me that you all hear it too.
Beth Krom is DFA's 2010 Grassroots All-Star!
Beth has won five consecutive elections in a city with a significant Republican registration advantage -- Irvine California. Don't know where Irvine is? It's in the heart of Orange County, a haven for right-wing wackos and the birth place of Richard Nixon.
It won't be easy to win this race. Republicans have held this seat in Orange County for the last 18 years. But that doesn't faze Beth Krom.
She has 300 volunteers on the ground (many of them local DFA members) who are door knocking, phone banking, and helping get her message out to the district.
I'm here to ask for your help. Elect a DFA's Grassroots All-Star to Congress. Contribute $10 right now.
She's running for Congress against Republican Rep. John Campbell. Want to know how much of a right-wing crackpot Campbell is? He's a "Birther" who cosponsored a bill requiring presidential candidates show their birth certificates when filing papers to run for office.
Beth Krom understands how important it is to rely on strong grassroots organizing to win. She calls on her experiences as a teacher, a business owner, a community volunteer and a mother to fight for progressive values and deliver results. That's why Irvine was recognized as one of the safest, greenest big cities in the country during her time as mayor.
It's time to kick John Campbell out of office and Beth Krom's the one to do it. Contribute $10 right now and fuel her campaign to win
There is a lot of grassroots energy around this campaign. Here's a fun video volunteer supporters created for her that I really enjoyed. Check it out.
The coalition of support for Beth Krom includes the American Federation of Teachers, Human Rights Campaign, Women's Campaign Forum and the Sierra Club to name just a few of the over 25 national, state and local organizations on board and working to win.
With a strong people-powered campaign, Beth Krom can beat a right-wing Republican. It's up to us to deliver the resources to make it happen.
There is only one Grassroots All-Star, but Beth wasn't the only winner. Democrats Mac D'Alessandro in MA-09 and Bill Hedrick in CA-44 came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. These two All-Star Finalists have earned DFA-List endorsements and will get the full power of our national movement to back them up from now through Election Day.
It's exciting that over 66,000 votes were cast in this competition. There's no question that progressives are engaged in this mid-term election year and we're fighting for the candidates who stand up for us.
I'm honored to work with the entire Kos community every day,