Yesterday, Olympia Snowe announced she would not run for re-election. Then, just a few hours later, the National Journal broke the news: "Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a draft Pingree movement." In less than 24 hours, nearly 3,000 people joined the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)'s movement to draft progressive Rep. Chellie Pingree to run for Senate in Maine!
Almost 3,000 people joined the "Draft Pingree" campaign overnight -- talk about grassroots momentum!
The Hill also covered the PCCC's "Draft Pingree" movement:
Hours after Maine Sen. Olympia Snow (R) unexpectedly announced Tuesday that she would retire, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal PAC, launched an effort to recruit Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) for the race to replace her...PCCC promotes liberal candidates for Congress and launched a similar effort to recruit Democrat Elizabeth Warren into the Senate race in Massachusetts and has raised money on her behalf.Can you help us build on this momentum?
"Chellie Pingree took on corporate money in politics as the head of Common Cause and then helped lead the fight for public funding of campaigns in Congress," PCCC's co-founders wrote in an email to supporters. "She also worked hand-in-hand with us in the fight for a public health insurance option."
Click here to add your voice to the Draft Chellie Pingree for Senate movement!
We need a progressive hero in this race right away -- before a establishment Democrat can jump in. Chellie Pingree can win this seat and be a great ally of Elizabeth Warren in the Senate. But she needs to know that she'll have massive grassroots support.
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