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This could be a tough November for Democrats, but as the DCCC has noted, the way to blunt Democratic losses in 2010 is by going on offense and winning back open Republican seats. This will help expand the party’s map, build a deeper bench for our future, and maintain a progressive governing majority. Even in a bad year we can win new races, like MT-GOV and CO-SEN in 2004.

Here are 7 of our best chances to win tough districts this year: 4 Senate candidates, 1 would-be Governors, and two Congressional hopefuls. Please contribute at least $10-20 to at least two of them - they are America's best hope for a progressive future!



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Bill White

TX-Gov

Incumbent Texas Governor Rick Perry has a 35% approval rating. Former Houston Mayor Bill White is well known for his excellent handling of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, greening Houston, and cutting taxes. The next Governor's term will include both census-based redistricting and a presidential election. The race is a toss-up. What more incentive to give do you need?

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Robin Carnahan

MO-Sen

They say that as Missouri goes, so goes the nation, and in 2010, this might be the closest thing to a true toss-up anywhere on the Senate map. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Missouri resident who still runs her family's farm in Rolla, has cracked down on financial predators and helped guide her office into the 21 Century. Her opponent, Roy Blount, was one of Tom DeLay's top lieutenants during the Bush administration. The choice is clear.

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Jack Conway Debt Retirement

KY-Sen

As state Attorney General, Jack Conway has taken over 40,000 images of child pornography out of circulation, helped take 90,000 child predators off MySpace, and led the largest drug bust in state history. As a candidate, he focuses on job creation, high school drop-out rates, Wall Street reform, and repealing DADT. Oh, and his opponent? That would be one Rand Paul, who has repeatedly said he doesn't support the 1964 Civil Rights Act and considers criticism of BP "un-American."

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Russ Feingold

WI-Sen

Though not running for an open seat, no progressive movement would be complete with Senator Russ Feingold. Feingold was the lone vote against the now-notorious Patriot Act in 2001 and has been one of the most outspoken advocates for peace and justice in Afghanistan and beyond.

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Paul Hodes

NH-Sen

This race has become much too close, but Howard Dean had the right idea when he wrote, "Republicans are more interested in protecting Big Oil, Big Banks, and any other special interest that comes their way. That’s why I’m doing everything I can to send Paul Hodes to the U.S. Senate to represent New Hampshire. Paul will tackle the tough fights... We can count on him to stand up to Big Oil, to hold BP accountable for cleaning up the Gulf, and to work towards ending our dependence on fossil fuels."

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Alan Grayson

FL-08

Congressman Grayson emerged as a true progressive hero in 2009 when he led the fight for a health care public option and debunked Republican lies on the House floor. He has since turned his attention to Wall Street reform and accountability, but is a top conservative target. Only the second Democrat to ever represent this district and still new enough to be a reformer, he needs our help.

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Tom White

NE-02

For the first time in history, a state split its Electoral College vote when NE-02, which includes Omaha, cast its vote for Barack Obama. Let’s keep this district blue and send Lee Terry packing. Help state Sen. Tom White take his record of success on education, civil rights, and workplace discrimination to Congress. White is one of the DCCC’s 13 “red to blue” candidates.

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