Contribute Now to Frisco's Favorite Dems - 2012

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You can help elect more and better Democrats. I've picked a list of some strong candidates candidates at the Presidential, Senate and House levels from across the USA.

These folks are incredibly positive, progressive Democratic voices and many of them are facing very tough election cycles. Your support is vital to our success -- so please take this opportunity and donate today.

ActBlue provides a unique way for you to make your voice echo in the corridors of power and 100% of your donations go to the candidates' campaigns.

I encourage you to take a look at these candidates and peruse their websites, histories and governing trends, and decide which one(s) you're able to support.

Thank you!



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Barack Obama

President

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Elizabeth Warren

MA-Sen

No one scares Wall Street and the right-wing like Elizabeth Warren. She's in a very tough race v. incumbent (and former Cosmo-model) Scott Brown.

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Niki Tsongas

MA-03

Niki Tsongas is continuing the strong Democratic legacy of her late husband, Paul. Her race should be an easy one in 2012.

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Ann McLane Kuster

NH-02

Ann Kuster is in a VERY tough "rematch" race against Republican Charlie Batch to whom she lost the race for this seat by less than 4,000 votes in 2010.

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Alan Grayson

FL-09

Alan Grayson is a strong progressive voice in Florida with the guts to say what needs to be said. Help send Alan back to Congress in 2012 and reject the Tea Party takeover in the Sunshine State.

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Suzan DelBene

WA-01

Suzan is a former Microsoft executive who worked her way up over 14-years in the corporate hierarchy from working class roots and after working her way through school at Reed College and an MBA at "U-Dub". She understands the issues and inequities that the middle-class face and what can be done to help them.

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Jose Hernandez

CA-10

Jose was born into a family of Mexican immigrant farm workers in the hardscrabble San Joaquin Valley of CA. He worked his way through school as an Electrical Engineer (BS and MS) and worked 15 years at the prestigious Lawrence Livermore Laboratory before becoming an astronaut as flight engineer on the space shuttle Discovery in 2009. Now he's running for Congress in the newly drawn 10th congressional district in CA.

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Stacey Lawson

CA-02

Stacey is a progressive-minded woman who has actually created jobs, promoted high-wage American manufacturing and spent nearly 20 years focused on the kind of sustainable economic development that will lead America back to prosperity. She is in the Democratic run-off to contest for this seat representing Californians from the Golden Gate Bridge north to the Oregon border.

She is a small business owner and educator. A student of public schools who became a chemical engineer and then went on to graduate from the Harvard Business School, Lawson has started small businesses, run major departments inside large companies, and created hundreds of jobs.

Her very first company developed technology to help American manufacturers design better products and stay competitive globally, helping to create and keep new middle-class jobs in America. Lawson also co-founded and teaches at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s leading centers of economic innovation, small business advocacy and incubation.

Raised in a rural, blue-collar coastal community of loggers and mill workers, and now a resident of Marin, Lawson has the life experiences that represent the broad diversity of California's 2nd congressional district. Lawson’s family lived in a trailer in a rural setting and her father started out as a truck driver. He went on to found a small trucking business and helped lift the family from modest, working-class roots into the middle class. The possibilities in Stacey’s own life were expanded by scholarships, government education loans and access to great public schools and universities.

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Carol Shea-Porter

NH-01

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Eric Griego

NM-01

Griego is strong progressive running against a real ConservaDem in the primary. Making sure progressives are the Democratic nominees in winnable seats like these will go a long way toward determining what direction the party will take in the years ahead.

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Lori Saldaña

CA-52

Lori Saldaña is running to take turn the seat blue in the newly redrawn 52nd Congressional District in San Diego, California - facing either Scott Peters or Brian Bilbray. She's the third of 4 daughters of a Marine veteran and former newspaperman.

It's an uphill climb for Saldaña, but let's hope she can show San Diegans how to "stay classy".

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Tim Walz

MN-01

Tim Walz is a strong progressive and running for reelection to a fourth term representing the 1st district of Minnesota in 2012.

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Jerry McNerney

CA-09

Jerry McNerney is a Ph.D. engineer and progressive who has held the seat in the 9th congressional district since 2006. This year, he's moving to the newly redrawn 11th district and in a tough race to win it.

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Shelley Berkley

NV-Sen

This is the best seat pickup chance for Democrats after Massachusetts. A great chance to provide a boost to a candidate where the Democratic candidate can pick up a seat in the Senate. Shelly is VERY deserving of any help we can send her way.

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Sherrod Brown

OH-Sen

Sherrod Brown is a good, progressive Democrat in a state and statehouse that's reeling from the GOP Tea Party takeover of 2010. He has a SERIOUS fight on his hands and deserves all the help we can provide him.

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Claire McCaskill

MO-Sen

McCaskill has a major-league fight on her hands. Even though she's an underdog, she knows her state well. I think she has a better chance than Jon Tester in Montana, and should be able to pull off a very very tough race, but this is going to be a tough-tough contest.

Tim Kaine

VA-Sen

Former Virginia Governor and DNC chairman Tim Kaine is running to fill the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Jim Webb. Virginia is a deep-purple state, so this is a real tough race and Gov. Kaine is up against former Senator George "Macaca Moment" Allen.

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Jon Tester

MT-Sen

Sen. Tester has a *very* serious challenge on his hands in Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg and is looking at an uphill race. More conservative or "blue dog" than I would otherwise like, still Tester is a good guy and worthy of our help to hold the seat.

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Chris Murphy

CT-Sen

Chris Murphy is the favored Democrat (of 3) running to replace the retiring independent Senator Joe Lieberman (Lieberman Party).

Chris will be up against either Linda McMahon (WWE professional wrestling magnate with her husband Steve, and failed 2010 Republican candidate for the Senate) or former Representative Chris Shays (who was defeated after one term in the House in the 2008 election cycle).

This will not be an easy election for Murphy to win, but it is a "lean" Democratic race at this point.

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Tammy Baldwin

WI-Sen

Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin is running to fill the seat of the retiring Democratic Senator Herb Kohl. It's a real race against one of former Governor Tommy Thompson, former Rep. Mark Neumann, or Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.

With the GOP's anti-union overreach in the state house and governor's office in Wisconsin and pending recall elections for many of the GOP this summer, this could lean toward Baldwin's favor, but she can really use the help to retain this Democratic seat.

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Debbie Stabenow

MI-Sen

With her GOP opponent Pete Hoekstra self-immolating with racist ads and her relatively high popularity in Michigan, this race leans "Democratic hold" but Sen. Stabenow could always use some help to ensure her success.

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Bill Nelson

FL-Sen

Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is the underdog in this race versus long time Florida Representative Connie Mack. This is going to be a real fight to the finish to try to hold these seat in the Democratic category and any help you can provide would be great!

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Bernie Sanders

VT-Sen

Bernie Sanders is one of the most progressive members of the US Senate. A member of the Socialist party in Vermont, Bernie caucuses with the Democratic Party.

Bernie will keep this seat in a runaway race in November.

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Kirsten Gillibrand

NY-Sen

Kirsten Gillibrand won this seat with 61% of the vote in a special election in 2010 after being appointed to the seat temporarily by NY Governor David Paterson after Sen. Hillary Clinton resigned to take the SecState position in the Obama Administration. Now she's running to retain the seat for her first full term.

Sen. Gillibrand is a rising star in the Democratic Party and should win pretty easily again.

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Amy Klobuchar

MN-Sen

A very popular, progressive Senator in a pretty blue state should mean a pretty easy race.

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Maria Cantwell

WA-Sen

Very doubtful that the GOP can mount a challenge to unseat Sen. Cantwell after they failed to take down Patty Murray in the Tea Party election of 2010.

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Sheldon Whitehouse

RI-Sen

Sheldon Whitehouse is in one of the bluest of the blue states and should have an easy win on his hands in November.

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DCCC

Supporting Democratic candidates and causes in US House races.

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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)

Supporting Democratic candidates and causes in US Senate races.

Democratic National Committee (DNC)

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DFA Purple to Blue

The organization founded by former Vermont Governor, Doctor Howard Dean after the 2000 election cycle.

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PCCC - Progressive Change Campaign Committee

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