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by Michael Rosenthal

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Here's how I started my appeal for the last election (2012): In the 30 years I've been helping to raise money for worthy Democratic candidates, I don't think I've ever felt that our situation was more desperate than it is now."

Unfortunately, the atmosphere looks very scary for the 2014 election as well. Here's what we're up against:

  • Like last time, we're defending a lot more seats than the Republicans (21 vs. 15).
  • Like last time, we have more incumbents retiring than the Republicans (5 vs. 3).
  • Unlike last time, the craziest of the Republican candidates did not win their primaries. I don't think we'll be hearing any nominees talking about how they dabbled in witchcraft this time around.
  • Meanwhile, thanks to the Supreme Court's horrendous Citizens United decision, the floodgates are open for corporations and wealthy individuals such as the Koch brothers to spend as much as they want on elections.
  • In addition, Republicans have been working hard across the country to disenfranchise traditionally Democratic voters: the young, the poor and African Americans. They've passed laws in several states to make it much harder to register to vote.
  • The right wing noise machine, most notably FOX News, is repeating and amplifying its lies 24/7. There's a sizable section of our society that believes up is down, down is up, global climate change is not real and the Republican party cares about the less affluent in our country.

However small our voices and pocketbooks are, we need to respectively raise and open them now! Here is my list of key candidates for whom our contributions could do the most good.

Please read the blurbs about each candidate and contribute as much as you can to as many candidates as you can.



Image of Kay Hagan

Kay Hagan

NC-Sen

Image of Mark Begich

Mark Begich

AK-Sen

Image of Alison Lundergan Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes

KY-Sen

Image of Mark Udall

Mark Udall

CO-Sen

Image of Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn

GA-Sen

Image of Al Franken

Al Franken

MN-Sen

Image of Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen

NH-Sen

Image of Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley

OR-Sen

PAC for a Level Playing Field

This is Elizabeth Warren's Political Action Committee. There's something to be said for contributing here and letting Senator Warren dole out the money to candidates, therefore hopefully giving her some clout with the successful candidates when it comes time for crucial votes.

The tradeoff is that some of the money will go to safe candidates (virtually guaranteed to win their elections) and some will go to candidates who have virtually no chance of winning.

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