I'm going to make this diary short and sweet. There are seven days left in the month and the fundraising quarter. The campaigns are rapidly moving toward the stretch run and ad-buys and GOTV initiatives are just about to hit high gear and their highest costs.
I've compiled an ActBlue fundraising page with nearly three-dozen GREAT Democratic candidates that can use our help funding their campaigns -- from the presidential race to the US Senate and US House of Representatives. And I'm calling on you to help -- with whatever funds you can afford -- to help push these campaigns successfully to the finish line.
I started this page hoping to get to $2,000 but it's now gone over $3,500 raised for some excellent Democratic candidates. So I'm raising my sights -- hoping to reach $5K by the end of September and as much as $10K by Election Day. Can you help me get there, and in the process help some great Democrats (candidate listing below the orange croissant) get elected?
It's "one-stop shopping"; you can pick and choose which candidate(s) you want to contribute to and how much you want to contribute to each. No contribution is too big or too small!
Thanks in advance for your help!
So Who's Who on my ActBlue fundraising page? Here's my list of some great Democratic candidates who can help keep the Senate BLUE and help retake the House as well!
+ Barack Obama
+ Elizabeth Warren - MA
+ Tammy Baldwin - WI
+ Chris Murphy - CT
+ Tim Kaine - VA
+ Claire McCaskill - MO
+ Sherrod Brown - OH
+ Mazie Hirono - HI
+ Richard Carmona - AZ
+ Martin Heinrich - NM
+ Bill Nelson - FL
+ Debbie Stabenow - MI
+ Kirsten Gillibrand - NY
+ Maria Cantwell - WA
+ Bob Kerrey - NE
+ Jon Tester - MT
+ Shelley Berkley - NV
+ Joe Donnelly - IN
+ Amy Klobuchar - MN
+ Sheldon Whitehouse - RI
+ Bernie Sanders - VT
U.S. House of Representatives
+ Niki Tsongas - MA-03 (my Representative!)
+ Annie Kuster - NH-02
+ Carol Shea-Porter - NH-01
+ Rob Zerban - WI-01 (running to completely "de-seat" Paul Ryan!)
+ Chris Donovan - CT-05 [per comment from itskeven below, Donovan lost the primary to Elizabeth Esty]
+ Ami Bera - CA-07
+ Jose Hernandez - CA-10
+ Jerry McNerney - CA-09
+ Jerry Tetalman - CA-49 [per comment from pipsorcle & taking on creepy Darryl Issa]
+ Suzan DelBene - WA-01
+ Joe Garcia - FL-26
+ Alan Grayson - FL-09
+ Patrick Murphy - FL-18 (let's help Murphy politically "neuter" Allen West!)
+ Manan Trivedi - PA-06
+ Christie Vilsack - IA-04 [per comment from pipsorcle & taking on equally-creepy Steve King!]
+ Sue Thorn - WV01 [per comment from Andrew F Cockburn]
+ Tim Walz - MN-01
Committee and Organizations
+ Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)
+ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
+ Democratic National Committee (DNC)
+ Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
+ Democracy For America Strategic Fund (DFA)
[Note 100% of all funds donated via ActBlue go directly to the candidate(s) campaign(s).]
12:01 PM PT: Update - Based on feedback from "itskevin" in the comments, I removed Chris Donovan from the CT-05th race after his loss to Elizabeth Esty. Since there's uncertainty about Donovan running from an "independent" party and possibly splitting the Democratic vote in the 5th district, for the time being, I haven't placed Esty's name on the funding list yet.
3:01 PM PT: Updated with added candidates to the list, per inputs from Andrew F Cockburn and pipsorcle.