In an earlier diary
, I suggested that Democrats opposed to the FMA contribute to the Democratic rivals of vulnerable Republican FMA cosponsors. Well, one of those vulnerable cosponsors is Chris Chocola
of Indiana's Second District.
Chocola is a first-term Republican who won election with 50.45% of the vote. At present, his only Democratic opponent is Joe Donnelly, who's been mentioned several times on Daily Kos, and is now among its advertizers - his is the "Crack the Whip!" ad.
So, when you contribute to Donnelly, I'd like to suggest that your donation end in $3.01, marking your donation as that of a Kossack and an FMA opponent.
In the meantime, I'm still collecting information on the Democratic rivals of the other vulnerable Republican FMA cosponsors. With the help of thirdparty
and Open Secrets
, here are the ones I've got:
(AZ-02) Franks v. Camacho
(CO-07) Beauprez v. Thomas
(FL-05) Waite-Brown v. Moore
(GA-11) Gingrey v. Crawford
(GA-12) Burns v. Cortellino, Haines, or Barrow
(IL-08) Crane v. Bean, Hammes, or Scheurer
(MN-06) Kennedy v. Robert
(NJ-07) Ferguson v. Brozak
(NM-02) Pearce v. King or Steinborn
(OH-04) Turner v. Mitakides
(TX-04) Hall v. Nickerson or Ashford
According to Open Secrets, those Democrats with the most contributions are Barrow ($492,600), Bean ($149,294), Haines ($125,376), Steinborn ($96,096), and Crawford ($66,021), with the rest having collected less than $50,000.
Unfortunately, I have no information on the potential Democratic opponents of the following vulnerable Republican FMA cosponsors:
Again, any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Post it below, or send me an email.