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Attention (Democratic Party-supporting) Shoppers:

Goal Thermometer

For 72-hours, from 11pm (US-ET) yesterday (27 Oct Sep) until Sunday at 11pm, I am providing a 25% match on all of your donations (up to a maximum of $400) on my ActBlue fundraising page. You pick the candidate(s) of your choice from my list and donate what you can. On Sunday night, I'll connect at 11:00pm (US-EDT) and bump the number donated today by 25%.

So your $40 donation becomes $50, and so on, right on up to an aggregate of $1,200 $1,600 contributed by the communal "you" over the next 72-hours 53-hours. We started on Thursday night at $4,013 in the pool (and right now, the total is up to $4,819!), so let's see if we can hit $6,013 by Sunday night.

I began this humble fundraising page a couple of months ago in hopes of making it to $2,500. But through contributions from folks like you, it's now reached beyond $4,000 and climbing. Now, my objective is to reach beyond $5,000 raised for some great Democrats before the Federal Elections Commission reporting deadline at the end of this month, and a stretch goal of reaching $10,000 before election day.

Not only can you donate to President Obama on this page, but you can give to any of three dozen outstanding Democratic candidates for US Senate and US House seats (detailed list of candidates below the orange croissant).

Thank you in advance for your generous support - now let's help elect some great Democrats!

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

U.S. Senate
+ 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
+ Heidi Heitkamp - ND
+ 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!)
+ Dan Maffei - NY-24 [updated per suggestion from PinHole in the comments]
+ Ami Bera - CA-07
+ Jose Hernandez - CA-10
+ Jerry McNerney - CA-09
+ Jerry Tetalman - CA-49
+ 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
+ Michelle Lujan-Grisham - NM-01 [updated per suggestion from jan4insight in the comments]
+ Sue Thorn - WV01
+ Tim Walz - MN-01

Committees 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). ActBlue is a secure site that respects your personal privacy and since 2004 has raised over $300 million for Democrats and Progressive causes. When you give, you can also choose to leave ActBlue a 'tip' for their work in raising money to elect more and better Democrats.]

3:50 PM PT: Updated with the addition of Michelle Lujan-Grisham (NM-01), per suggestion from jan4insight from the comments.

6:04 PM PT: Updated with the addition of Dan Maffei (NY-24), per suggestion from PinHole from the comments. Also, we're now up to $5,394 in total contributions ($1,381 in the past 22 hours) -- you guys ROCK!


8:34 PM PT: As of the 24-hour mark (with another 48 to go), the total now stands at $5,744, or $1,731 raised in 24 hours. Kossacks ROCK!

Sat Sep 29, 2012 at  8:02 AM PT: 36-hour update: The donations total is now up to $6,154, meaning that we've raised $2,141 in the 1.5 days since I posted the "matching donations" diary Thursday night. Just amazing stuff!

But we're only half-way to 11pm on Sunday, so we can do more. Full-disclosure: with the funds already provided, my match is already capped out at $400, so we'll have at least $6,554 by the end of the evening on Sunday. But can you help get the total to exceed $7,000, or dare-I-say $7,500 before the end of the evening on Sunday?

Originally posted to frisco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM PDT.

Also republished by These Green Mountains.

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