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Received this e-mail today from Andrew Romanoff's (D. CO-06) campaign today who is in a tight race to unseat Birther Congressman Mike Coffman (R. CO-06):

Are you tuned in? We’re launching a new television ad today, and we need to decide by 5 p.m. how many people will be able to see it.

The ad focuses on an important issue: keeping the doors of college open to students of every background. If that message matters to you, I could use your help.

Payment for next week’s advertising is due at 5 p.m. today. You can help us reach more viewers by contributing right now.

If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

As a community college teacher and a legislative leader, I fought to expand access to higher education. But for too many families, the cost of college -- so often the ticket to the middle class -- is soaring beyond reach.

Washington can’t solve this problem on its own, but it doesn’t have to make the problem worse. Instead of cutting financial aid -- and offering ever-more tax breaks to those at the top -- Congress ought to make student loans available at rates middle-class families can actually afford.

Will you help us deliver that message by chipping in $5 or more right now?

This isn’t a Democratic idea or a Republican idea; it’s just a good idea. We could use more of those in Congress.


Andrew Romanoff

PS: Our team will be reviewing our budget and making a final decision on next week’s ad buy at 5 p.m. Can we hear back from you before then?

Click here to donate to Romanoff's campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:03:17 AM PDT

  •  Given the Republican Lite (2+ / 0-)
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    First Ad with the "Balance the Budget" ridiculousness, he's lost me insofar as putting up any donations - I'm not going to help pay for BS rhetoric.

    I'm surprised he didn't come out for vouchers too.

    Why can't the Democrats in Colorado run as Democrats and play offense on Obamacare instead of allowing the RWNJ Anti-ACA lines to go unanswered?  Is that the 'last minute strategy' if Pryor shows it can work?

    •  My thoughts exactly... (0+ / 0-)

      How is going to reconcile his 'Club for Growth' spending tantrum against expanding the Federal Governments growth in education?  Fail.  I asked to be off of his e-mail list after that crappy first commercial came out.

      “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck (Disputed)

      by RichM on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:50:14 AM PDT

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      •  For fuck's sake, he's running in a swing district (3+ / 0-)
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        and wouldn't you rather he change up the narrative? He's clearly doing that. You seriously are going to let Coffman stay in the House? Seriously? Seriously?

        Funny Stuff at

        by poopdogcomedy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:56:20 AM PDT

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        •  For Fuck's sake... (0+ / 0-)

          Is it too much to ask that a Democrat not sound like a 'Club for Growth' ad?  I want Democrats who are interested in being Democrats.

          “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck (Disputed)

          by RichM on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:57:37 AM PDT

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          •  One ad and you're giving him shit? I've followed (2+ / 0-)
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            his campaign before that ad and he sure does sound like a Democrat from raising the minimum wage to immigration reform to the ad above. Plus Colorado is a Purple State and could easily go either way. Just look at the Senate and Governor's races. But again, you would seriously let Coffman win?

            Funny Stuff at

            by poopdogcomedy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 12:00:31 PM PDT

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            •  I don't want Coffman to win... (0+ / 0-)

              But I would rather give my money to Udall - at least he sounds like a Democrat.  I'm really sick of the Purple state crap.  Terry freakin' McAuliffe won even Purpler VA by sounding like a Democrat.  

              “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck (Disputed)

              by RichM on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 12:06:48 PM PDT

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              •  You can't compare VA to CO, that's stupid and no, (2+ / 0-)
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                the Purple State stuff is not crap. Look at the polling, see how tight of a race Udall is in with Gardner? When the race is that tight, it's a Purple State. When Presidential candidates have to fight like dogs for CO, it's a Swing State. McAuliffe went to the left because he was able to against an extremist doofus like The Cooch who kept putting his foot in his mouth. Gardner's an extremist too but he still has a shot. He's not as bumbling as the Cooch but he's almost there. Udall's even had to distance himself from Obama grant it he has a more legit reason like the NSA abuses and I applaud him for being one of the most vocal Senators against the program. Looking at CO-06, it's up for grabs but it could switch either way. I would rather expand our hold, gain more seats in the House and push Dems to be more populist once elected. I don't know if we will win the House but getting more seats is a reality and we can do that through this district.

                Funny Stuff at

                by poopdogcomedy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 12:13:42 PM PDT

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          •  Much as I agree and was shocked and (1+ / 0-)
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            disappointed with that first ad, I do want to get rid of Coffman.  I have contributed in the past and I've stopped with that, since he's probably got plenty of money to put on commercials, but he'll still need foot soldiers to knock on doors and other things.  That's how I'll be contributing for the rest of this election, though I was calling for Udall the other night.  Those two elections are the ones I most want to turn out favorably - I think Hickenlooper is likely to win though "Both Ways Bob Beauprez" isn't going to lose by much.  I just think we need to make more progress in Washington and getting rid of Coffman and keeping Udall will help on that point.

            I'm hopeful Romanoff runs a more populist campaign than how he's started off.

    •  What I said below, he's at least changing his (1+ / 0-)
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      rhetoric and running in a swing district. Plus be patient on the ACA stuff. If Dems see that it's working for Pryor, they'll follow suit. Cory Gardner was recently busted for flat out lying about the ACA and is getting called out on it. But you seriously would let Coffman stay in the House? Seriously?

      Funny Stuff at

      by poopdogcomedy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:58:22 AM PDT

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  •  More power to him! My son's funding came up sho... (1+ / 0-)
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    More power to him! My son's funding came up short. Suffice it to say that the loan sharks are circling.

  •  Saw Andrew Last Night (1+ / 0-)
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    Attended a fundraiser for him in another part of the metro area.  Very well attended by folks not in his district.  He seems relaxed and confident.  Really connects well with people in person.  Don't think he's overconfident, but confident to the right degree.  Hope folks will help us Coloradoans get this guy elected to get closer to the goal of "Take Back the House!"

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