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I've set up an ActBlue page to Win the Senate.  

It lets you donate to one or more of the Democratic candidates in what I think are the most competitive 2012 Senate races -- that list has been expanded to 13 to add first Chris Murphy and now Bob Kerrey, since two recent polls find that Bob has pulled to within a couple of points in his race in Nebraska.  As an homage to Spinal Tap, I will still call my ActBlue page "But ours goes to 11 (+2)!"

More than 70 Kossacks have already contributed almost $20,000 to these worthy candidates. Let's pass the $20,000 mark today!

Rather than giving to a general fund like the DSCC or DNC, you get to pick the particular candidates you want to help and exactly how much you want to donate to each, in one easy step. Normally, you would have to go to each campaign's separate donation page on ActBlue and fill out a separate form, keep giving your credit card info, etc, over and over.

Click on the following link to the ActBlue page and donate to any or all of the Magnificent 11 (+2):

Key Senate Races We Can Win - Our list goes to 11 (+2)!

Some are incumbents and some are challengers, but all are in winnable (or loseable) contests:

IN Joe Donnelly
NV Shelley Berkley
AZ Richard Carmona
ND Heidi Heitkamp
MT Jon Tester
WI Tammy Baldwin
NE  Bob Kerrey
MO Claire McCaskill
VA Tim Kaine
MA Elizabeth Warren
CT Chris Murphy
FL Bill Nelson
NM Marty Heinrich

So instead of having to go to multiple pages to make donations to Senate candidates, just go to:

Key Senate Races We Can Win - Our list goes to 11 (+2)!

and make your various contributions there on ActBlue.

And please spread the word among your friends.

Thanks, and let's help keep the Senate Democratic. In fact, let's increase our Senate margin by donating to these worthy candidates.

And welcome to the list Bob Kerrey !!!

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  •  Good work (2+ / 0-)
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    Andrew C White, JBraden

    We need all the Democrats we can get in the Senate next year -- and even more in the next Congress, after the midterm election in 2014.

  •  Wouldn't it be wild if (3+ / 0-)
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    Wreck Smurfy, Odysseus, JBraden

    in the year we were supposed to get clobbered in the Senate and potentially lose it we ended up picking up 5 additional seats?

    Everyone has pretty much written off Kerrey in Nebraska, me among them. Meaning that in order to break even we'd have to win at least 1 Republican held seat.

    But with Tester in Montana, the open seat in North Dakota, McCaskill in Missouri, the open seat in Virginia, the open seat in Wisconsin, and the potentially vulnerable seats of Nelson in Florida, Stabenow in Michigan, and Brown in Ohio... we had an awful lot of ground to defend before even thinking of challenging for Republican seats.

    But frankly those defensive positions appear to be down to Tester in Montana and the open seat in North Dakota to go with the open seat in Nebraska.  

    Tester and Hietkamp are looking like very realistic holds. Kerrey is making it a possible hold.

    So what about Republican seats?

    King will likely win Maine and caucus with the Democrats. Warren appears to be on her way to a win in Massachusetts. Donelley may be a gift win in Indiana at this point. Carmona appears to be edging just slightly ahead in Arizona. Berkely appears to be just behind in Nevada but there is realistic reason to hope as polls have lagged behind there in recent cycles.

    The very real potential to hold all our seats and pick up those 5 is there. It's not just a pipe dream.

    Democrats could end up with 58 seats coming out of this cycle and what a rebuke of Republican Party politics that would be.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 08:25:35 AM PDT

  •  Kerrey might not vote with Dems all the time... (3+ / 0-)
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    Leftovers, Andrew C White, JBraden

    And that's a risk. But you can be guaran-damn-teed that Deb Fischer will ABSOLUTELY vote with the republicans and be a total obstructionist.

    Given the choices, Kerrey is the only way to go. Plus, Deb Fischer has character issues -- trying to grab land from an elderly couple in western Nebraska. Just google Snake River Falls.

  •  Some encouraging info about Kerrey (3+ / 0-)
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    Andrew C White, Ectoras, JBraden

    Here is a link to the Omaha World Herald poll:

    Kerrey Fischer poll

    And here is Kerrey's letter to Joe Ricketts about his massive spending on behalf of Deb Fischer:

    Kerrey's letter to Joe Ricketts

    On the downside, I'm not thrilled with some of his attempts to distance himself from Obama nor with Joe Liebermann campaigning on his behalf(John McCain of course is endorsing Fischer as did Sarah Palin in the primary).  But as a Nebraskan, I'll take it.  He supports Obamacare, voted against confirmation of Clarence Thomas and would support President Obama's Supreme Court picks and Fischer wouldn't.

    "Forever is composed of nows." Emily Dickinson

    by Leftovers on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 10:30:09 AM PDT

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