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These are some of our biggest pick up chances for 2012. Each of these districts are ones where Republican incumbents are polling poorly. Many of them are also key swing districts for Senate races and for the Presidency. If we want to take our country back from the teabagger fanatics, THESE are the seats we need to win



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Christie Vilsack

IA-04

This is one of the most critical races in 2012. A key swing district in a key swing state, this race also pits the excellent Christie Vilsack against Teabagger Steven King who is so mean spirited he even was one of only eleven Congressmen (all Republican) who voted against giving aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This is a clear cut choice between Vilsack's effective and compassionate leadership and King's disgusting extremism.

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Paul Hirschbiel

VA-02

VA-2 is a key swing district in Virginia, a key swing state. Very business oriented, but that may be what we need to win this district. And his opponent is anti-choice, anti-women's rights, anti-gay, bigoted and has always spent hundreds of thousands of his own money to buy elections. We can do better. Paul Hirschbiel will give us better.

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Bill Foster

IL-11

Bill Foster is an excellent candidate. A brilliant scientists and successful entrepreneur he brings much needed expertise to Congress...something that we desperately need. He is very much a moderate running in a moderate district. A perfect fit.

Bill Foster has been endorsed by the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, AFL-CIO State Federation of Illinois, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Amalgamated Transit Union Local #308, and many others.

IL-11 Democratic Nominee Fund

IL-11

(See above for Bill Foster, our nominee in this race) This seat is currently held by Adam Kinzinger (R). Contributions to this fund will be sent to the Democratic nominee upon his or her selection. Bill Foster is the likely nominee for this seat. Bill Foster is a scientist and entrepreneur who I supported when he first ran for Congress. He won but then lost in the 2010 Republican resurgence. He is ready to make a comeback and I support him!

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Pat Kreitlow

WI-07

Our nominee for WI-7

WI-07 Democratic Nominee Fund

WI-07

(See above for Pat Kreitlow, our nominee in this race) Patrick Kreitlow is the Democratic Candidate in this seat. Another key swing district in a key swing district. This seat is currently held by Sean Duffy (R). Wisconsin has been such a major battlefield this really is a seat we need to win. Let's show the Republicans that Wisconsin is going blue.

Patrick Kreitlow has been endorsed by the Intl. Association of Firefighters, Steelworkers Union, National Farmers Union, NARAL Pro-Choice America Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO, League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund Sierra Club, United Auto Workers, WI Federation of Nurses, and WI Alliance for Retired American, among others.

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Jamie Wall

WI-08

Our nominee for WI-8.

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Charlie Wilson

OH-06

One of the most critical districts in the country...the Presidency and the House could ride on this one district. It is considered a weak Repub hold but we can knock that out.

Charlie Wilson has been endorsed by International Association of Fire Fighters, International Association of Iron Workers (IPAL), Building and Construction Trades - AFL-CIO, International Association of Machinists, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Steel Workers and many others.

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Brendan Mullen

IN-02

Running for IN-2, another very close race for Congress this year.

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Betty Sue Sutton

OH-16

Another critical swing district in Ohio. It is considered a weak Repub hold but we can win if we try.

Betty Sue Sutton has been endorsed by Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters, Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council C.O.P.E., Tri-County Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Fraternal Order of Police, Districts 1 & 8, Coalition of Women Voters, North Shore AFL-CIO, and many others.

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Ami Bera

CA-07

A great candidate running against entrenched Republican incumbent Dan Lungren. Ami Bera is a doctor and formerly former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Sacramento. He would be an excellent addition to Congress.

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Joe Miklosi

CO-06

Our nominee for CO-6

CO-06 Democratic Nominee Fund

CO-06

(See above for Joe Miklosi, our nominee in this race) Another swing district in a key swing state. Joe Miklosi is the Democratic candidate in this district. This is considered a very weak hold by the GOP and very likely a pick up by Democrats if we fight hard. This seat is currently held by Mike Coffman (R).

Joe Miklosi For Colorado!

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John Oceguera

NV-03

NV-3 is another critical swing district this year and this is a very weak Repub seat. John Oceguera has a good shot at winning if we fight hard for it. He is a firefighter and paramedic, someone we definitely could use in Congress!

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Jose Hernandez

CA-10

Jose Hernandez is a former astronaut running for Congress against a right wing extremist. What more could you want?? Weakly held Repub district.

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Carol Shea-Porter

NH-01

NH-1 is another swing district in a swing state and another weakly held Repub district. This would be a great one to win.

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Sean Patrick Maloney

NY-18

I have met Sean Patrick Maloney and liked him a few years back. He is running against right wing nut job Nan Hayworth.

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Ann McLane Kuster

NH-02

NH-2 is a swing district we have real shot of winning.

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Alan Grayson

FL-09

Alan Grayson is one of the most powerful progressive voices in America, and he has a real shot at defeating a Teabagger incumbent. Yet another swing district in a swing state.

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Keith Fitzgerald

FL-16

Aiming to defeat Vern Buchannan, one of the WORST teabaggers out there.

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Patrick Murphy

FL-18

Aiming to defeat yet another horrible teabagger, Alan West.

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Joe Garcia

FL-26

Joe Garcia is one of our best candidates this year. This is a close race and one we need to focus HEAVILY on.

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Herb Rule

AR-02

Our nominee for AR-2

(Left over from earlier in the race...right now AR-02 doesn't look too hopeful)

AR-02 Democratic Nominee Fund

AR-02

(See above for Herb Rule, our nominee in this race) This seat is currently held by Tim Griffin (R). Contributions to this fund will be sent to the Democratic nominee upon his or her selection. David Boling is the likely Democratic candidate, someone who I respect and hope will be the new Congressman from AR-02. I was born in this district and would love to see it flip true blue.

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Lori Saldaña

CA-52

Running against right winger Brian Bilbray. Lori Saldana is a former California State Assembly member from 2004 to 2010 and is currently a professor at San Diego State University.

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Mark Murphy

NY-11

The NY-11 district is one I am familiar with. Definitely leans Repub but the Repub incumbent has been starting to act as if he is getting desperate. I am wondering if he knows something we don't. I think we have a shot here though it is a long shot. But the Democrats in the Brooklyn end of this district have suddenly gotten more unified and eager to prove their worth. So it could be very interesting.

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