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by Kathy Munson

Distributed among the recipients below

I'm supporting Obama not because I think he will be the progressive voice himself, although I believe on many issues he will be. On others, not so much. But his 50 state strategy, with his campaign spending money even in states where he can't win, like Texas, expressly to help down ballot candidates get elected, that is what will grow the progressive voice in Congress.

I put Democracy Expense as an item in my budget and hope you will too. Here are my picks for where to spend that budget in order to get progressive voices elected to Congress. I have researched the competitiveness of the candidates as well as their stands on issues, because none of us has money to toss away.

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Darcy Burner


Darcy is a force of nature. She almost beat Dave Reichert in WA08 two years ago and since then has been very busy improving her candidacy. She worked with current Congressional members, retired military and other progressive candidates to come up with The Responsible Plan for getting out of Iraq. She is already working for us, not simply running. She has a very good chance.

Update. Her house burned down July 1st and so she is set back at least temporarily from fundraising. If you visit this page in early July she is probably the one to give support to first.

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Joe Garcia


Joe Garcia is the first credible opponent that either of the Diaz-Balart brothers has had. They have had a right-wing reactionary lock on their South Florida districts, but the demographics are changing and it now looks favorable that one or both of them could be gone soon. Joe is the stronger challenger right now, of Mario, so it makes sense to focus on him.

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Jeff Merkley


Gordon Smith in Oregon is considered vulnerable this election, both for his own approval ratings, just a bit above Bush, but also for his Republican brand. This is considered one of the top pickups for Senate in any event, but it certainly is a top pickup choice for growing the progressive caucus in the Senate.

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Robin Carnahan

MO-Sec State

A progressive champion, Robin Carnahan is running for reelection in Missouri, a key battleground state. While she is favored to win her race, it’s crucial that we be vigilant and protect Missouri from partisan takeover of the election process.

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