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Don't get mad -- get even. Make a donation now. This page highlights our featured races. These are candidates who:

1) Have been strongly and vocally supportive of embryonic stem cell research 2) Have opponents who have not been supportive 3) Have a real chance of winning -- with our help

When it comes to stem cell research, if you want to make as powerful an impact as possible with your donation, these are the candidates to support. We will update this page on an ongoing basis, always striving to give the strongest support to those candidates who have been strongest in their support of this critical research -- regardless of their party.

You can also donate to our full, extended list of stem cell champions by clicking right here.

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Tammy Duckworth

IL-06

War hero, passionate supporter of stem cell research, and with your help -- the next Representative from the 6th district of Illinois (currently represented by the retirning Henry Hyde).

She's got an amazing story, but it's backed up by real substance. Give now.

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Sherrod Brown

OH-Sen

A strong advocate of stem cell research, Sherrod Brown is running for US Senate against incumbent Mike DeWine -- who recently voted against HR 810, the most important stem cell bill in years.

Brown is one of the few candidates who has even gone so far as to blog about this subject.

Ohio is a key state, and this is a key race.

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Eric Massa

NY-29

Eric Massa is a 24-year veteran of the US Navy, running in the 29th district in New York against first term Congressman Randy Kuhl. Massa’s military background, keen intelligence, and powerful speaking style make him perfect for this rural district.

Massa has been a strong supporter of stem cell research, and has a very personal reason -- he is a cancer survivor himself.

Congressman Kuhl, on the other hand, has been an opponent of embryonic stem cell research, having voted twice against HR 810, the most important stem cell legislation in years.

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Patrick Murphy

PA-08

A dynamic young Iraq war veteran, Patrick Murphy has been outspoken and forceful in his support of stem cell research. His opponent, incumbent Michael Fitzpatrick, has voted against HR 810 twice.

This is a district that backed both Gore and Kerry by 4%. It is a district that Murphy can win.

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Claire McCaskill

MO-Sen

Missouri Senator Jim Talent voted against HR 810, and also opposes the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, slated for the November, 2006 ballot.

Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill has been one of the most ardent supporters of stem cell research of any candidate. The race is currently neck and neck in the polls, and fundraising could make the critical difference.

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James Webb

VA-Sen

Former Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and Secretary of the Navy, Democrat James Webb is facing Senator George Allen, a vocal opponent of embryonic stem cell research, and of HR 810 in particular.

Webb is the right candidate for Virginia -- facing the wrong candidate for embryonic stem cell research.

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Ben Cardin

MD-Sen

A staunch supporter of stem cell research, Ben Cardin has been active and vocal on this issue -- and is currently running one of the most emotionally impactful TV ads this election cycle.

(Watch it online

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Victoria Wulsin

OH-02

Dr. Wulsin is a staunch supporter of embryonic research, running against Rep. Jean Schmidt -- a staunch opponent.

Recent polling has shown it to be a close race, and pundit Charlie Cook recently placed it in the "competitive" category.

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Chris Bell

TX-Gov

We had intended on focusing this page solely on Federal races, but for Chris Bell, a former Congressman now running for governor of Texas, we are willing to make an exception. There is simply no way to have a "stem cell champions" page of any kind without including Chris. It's hard to find another candidate at any level who has been as passionate and as vocal on this subject.

His leadership on this issue has been very personal, as his mother battled Parkinson's Disease, and his wife Allison is a breast cancer survivor. And Congressman Bell has been especially effective in evoking his Christian faith as a reason to support stem cell research.

Bell is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas. It's a wild race, with 4 candidates polling at 10% or above -- and incumbent Rick Perry polling in the 30s.

Translation? Chris can win this race.

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