Contribute Now to 2008 Recount and Runoff Appeal

by Roger Freedman


The historic 2008 election goes on in the Senate, with recounts under way in some critical races and a runoff election scheduled in Georgia.

You've all given so much in the general election - but this game has gone into the 10th inning, and your support is still needed in two critical races!

Anything that you could contribute, even $5, would be a tremendous help toward finishing an important job - giving Barack Obama a solidly Democratic Senate that will support his progressive programs. Thank you!

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Mark Begich


In the Senate race in Alaska, Mark Begich (the progressive Democratic mayor of Anchorage) currently trails his odious opponent, the corrupt incumbent Ted Stevens, by 3353 votes. But there are 60,000 to 70,000 absentee, early, and provisional ballots yet to be counted --- up to 25% of the total number of ballots cast. These could very well tip the election to Begich and give Democrats a more solid majority in the Senate.

Alaska statute mandates that all votes be counted within ten days of the election. With weekends, the count should be completed no later than Friday, November 21.

The Begich campaign will be sending staff to Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, Wasilla, and Anchorage. This unexpected turn in the race means additional costs --- so they need your help one last time to raise an additional $50,000!

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Franken Recount Fund

Votes are being recounted in the Minnesota Senate race between progressive Democrat Al Franken and Bush's fair-haired boy Norm Coleman. The gap that separates the two candidates? Just one one-hundredth of a percentage point.

The Franken campaign is going to put staff in place in every county in Minnesota to ensure that every vote is properly counted. And they need you to help fund their effort.

Please rush an emergency donation to their recount fund!

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Jim Martin


Jim Martin and incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss will be in a runoff election on December 2nd for the Georgia Senate race. (Georgia law requires the winner to get over 50%; Chambilss is slightly ahead but failed to hit the magic 50%.)
Martin believes his task in the Senate is "helping Barack Obama succeed, not undercutting him for partisan advantage or to protect special interests. And that's the difference in this runoff election. I will do everything I can to help Barack Obama change Washington and get our economy moving again. Saxby Chambliss will do just the opposite."
Anything you can contribute will be a great help toward securing this Senate seat for the Democratic party!

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