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Which Campaigns Should I Support/Best Bang for the Buck
10/21/10 | self

Posted on 10/21/2010 4:20:35 PM PDT by dervish

Since my funds are limited, here are my criteria:

1) Good shot at winning, though not a sure thing, and

2) Critical race either because the Democrat candidate is particularly evil, or has seniority and an important committee position, or symbolically important ie: Ted Kennedy seat

I intend to donate to five races

Thanks for your help


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: candidates; congress; donate; elections; teaparty

1 posted on 10/21/2010 4:20:41 PM PDT by dervish
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To: dervish

Definitely the Coons/O’donnell race in
Delaware.

First, don’t believe those alleged double digit Coons leads. The margin dropped from 20% to 9% in one week. Does anyone really believe it was ever at 20%? Second, Biden and Obama stopping by to help Coons out...why if it was such a sure thing. Third, Coons is about as evil/liberal/communist as any candidate in America...he’s known at “The Bearded Marxist.”

Finally, On Halloween Sarah Palin’s coming to an all day event in support of Christine. There’s going to be an immense push in the week upcoming.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 4:24:27 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Fishtalk

Thanks. Good tip on Sara Palin coming. That should give her a boost.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 4:32:33 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: dervish
OK dervish, suggest you whirl over to the MN 8th District race between 18 year incumbent Jim Oberstar and GOP challenger Chip Cravaack. Cravaack has a real shot here, and your contribution will help fund the outstanding ad you can see at this link : http://chipcravaack.com/

The ad broke tonight and is part of the Cravaack campaign's final push. This seat has been held by the Dims for 60 years. As one well known former Iron Ranger said, "The Times - They Are A-Changing"

4 posted on 10/21/2010 4:32:41 PM PDT by Reo
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To: Fishtalk

Lollar!


5 posted on 10/21/2010 4:33:27 PM PDT by proudpapa (Proudpapa)
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To: dervish

Donate to the Ruth Mclung campaign. She is running against Raul Grijalva in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District.

Grijalva is an evil commie SOB. He called for the boycott of his own state. We need to get rid of this clown yesterday.
Ruth is leading by a slim margin, but Grijalva is up to his old tricks. He has sent his people door to door to sign up Latino voters for early ballots. Please donate to this race. We cannot take one more Grijalva term.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 4:38:29 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: dervish

Sharron Angle has pulled ahead by a few points but needs money to scrape by these last few days so we can FINALLY throw out Dingy Harry. She ought to be a given.

Dino Rossi could use some help against Patty Murray out in Washington. Ugh...few people irritate me like she does. The head tilt, CONSTANTLY talking with fake concern, “I didn’t hear”...

Raese in West Virginia, O’Donnell in Delaware, and even *gag* Kirk in Illinois are important because they’ll be seated immediately and thus able to help fend off the liberals in the lame deck session.


7 posted on 10/21/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: dervish
Help get rid of admitted wife-beater and Pelosi tool Charlie Wilson in Ohio's Sixth District. His opponent, Bill Johnson, has turned a Democrat "lock" into a toss-up. Bill is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and entrepreneur, and he has closed the gap with Wilson so quickly that the DCCC was forced to buy ad time in his district.

Ohio Six is a cheap media market, so every dollar has a big impact. Send Bill some money!

8 posted on 10/21/2010 4:40:37 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: dervish
Based on two criteria only, you may want to give to Sharron Angle and Rubio. However, they both have raised a lot of money already. You might want to add another critical criteria:

3) The candidate does not have huge war chest.

I'd suggest Miller (AK), Paul (KY), Raese (WV) and Buck (CO) for senate.

For House: Duffy (WI), Kelly (AZ-8), Pantano (NC-7), Bielat (MA-4) and Perry (MA-10).

I suggest you look at Key House Races for a list of competitive races.

9 posted on 10/21/2010 4:42:25 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: dervish

Definitely Toomey in PA. Despite the O’Donnell campaign’s protestations, she has raised more money per swing voter than any other candidate and has nothing to show for it. Toomey is a solid conservative and is neck and neck with his opponent, not double digits behind. He is the best bang for your buck. Tea Party candidate Joe Miller in Alaska who is neck and neck with write-in RINO Murkowski is in another race where every dollar could make the difference.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 4:46:32 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: dervish

Ryan Frazier at http://www.frazierforcolorado.com in Colorado’s 7th CD. He’s up against hyperliberal Ed Perlmutter, latest poll had Frazier at +1.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 4:50:45 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Bark-bark Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: Fishtalk
I second Fishtalk & say go with Christine O'Donnell. She has moved 12 points in the polls. She can win & a win here sends a message to everyone from Barack Obama to Karl Rove to Michael Steele and Wolf Blitzer. Nothing would be sweeter than a win here and it is doable.
12 posted on 10/21/2010 4:58:39 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: outofstyle

O’ Donnel is not going to win and more money won’t save her.

I like Ryan Frazier against Ed Perlmutter !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0kQYogo3Q


13 posted on 10/21/2010 5:03:27 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: FloridaSunrise; cookcounty
I was in a few small meetings with Ryan Frazier when he worked at Raytheon.

This was about eight years ago.

I thought he was a pretty sharp and capable young man.

I hope he wins. He is a light year better than what that district has now.

Don't be surprised if he is a Colorado Senator someday.

14 posted on 10/21/2010 5:13:02 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: dervish

Ron Johnson in Wisconsin - he’s a good solid conservative and businessowner who has poured a lot of his own money into a race against bigtime lefty and union cash.

Russ Feingold is riding a way of union and teacher’s union cash to smear him in the home stretch.

Also a good bet because of the two-fer effect. Ron Johnson turnout in outstate Wisconsin will aid the conservative in the Governor’s race, Scott Walker, as he works against Obama’s handpicked candidate, former congressman and current Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: dervish

Index bump.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 5:23:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: sbMKE

Johnson has basically won that race so can’t recommend you send him any more money.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 5:23:15 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: FloridaSunrise
Agree to disagree then on where to spend your money. But don't say O'Donnell "can't" win. I've lived in DE a long time & I see what is happening here. It will be close, but she can win.

Christine on the economy

Donate to Christine

18 posted on 10/21/2010 5:33:08 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: dervish

GIBSON NY#20 IS THe homestate favorite. Good shot vs. slimeball Murphy. And doesn’t have a ton of money.

across the border in CT:
Debicella CT-4 pro-choice, struggling to raise money.
Caligiuri CT-5 Pro-life, in a dogfight.

show up in person to deliver the check since you’re in the area!


19 posted on 10/21/2010 5:34:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: dervish

Rob Steele in Michigan going against John Dingell.
Dingell has been in the Senate for eons. He was one of the key forces behind Obamacare. Had union thugs at his Towne Hall meetings. Dingell is long overdue to be retired.
Rob Steele is a successful surgeon, non career politician. He seems like the real deal. Has a chance of beating Dingell.
http://www.robsteeleforcongress.com


20 posted on 10/21/2010 5:46:46 PM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: dervish

Check out the Club for Growth website and look at their recommendations.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/


21 posted on 10/21/2010 5:57:13 PM PDT by Ferndale (Seniors are fiscal conservatives as long as their benefits are not affected.)
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To: 1cewolf

“Raese in West Virginia, O’Donnell in Delaware, and even *gag* Kirk in Illinois are important because they’ll be seated immediately and thus able to help fend off the liberals in the lame deck session.”

Excellent point.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 6:23:13 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: wideawake

Yes, he was first on my list especially since he is neck and neck.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 6:25:35 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I may break my own rule (has a shot) and give to Michel Faulkner. I really like him and hate Rangel.


24 posted on 10/21/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Ferndale

Thanks. I will.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 6:29:27 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: dervish

“Dingell has been in the Senate for eons. “

My bad.

Dingell isn’t in the Senate but the House.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 6:37:29 PM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: dervish

Rossi in WA


27 posted on 10/21/2010 6:57:27 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: paudio; All

I agree on the third criteria - no huge war chest.

is that why no one is recommending Linda McMahon in Connecticut?


28 posted on 10/21/2010 6:59:04 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: FloridaSunrise
Nice try Noob!
gheez... leave the door open...
29 posted on 10/21/2010 7:12:37 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: dervish

McMahon, Fiorina and O’Donnel have huge war chest, I think.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 7:17:33 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: paudio

NC-7 Pantano

My mom met him up close and personal; verrrryy sharp, smart fella...we need him in there. Some NCers are being told by the left he’s a carpetbagger from NJ; well, he loves NC and made home there after the service. The guy wants to help.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: dervish

Pat Toomey in PA. He’s falling back a bit. Should still win, but needs a nice last-minute ad blitz to keep the union thugs at bay and pull off a solid enough win to avert fraud and/or recount fiascos.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 7:46:16 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: RockinRight

Dr. Miller-Meeks, IA-2
http://millermeeks.com

huge grass roots effort, former Jim Leach seat.

The good doctor was nurse, a vet, enlisted @ 18 and retired in 1998 as a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves.

eye surgeon, was running under the radar now unions and DCCC is dropping a ton of $$$ into the race which shows it close.

In 2006 she was the first woman President of the Iowa Medical Society, Married (husband also retired at a Lt. Col in the ARMY reserves and served state-side for almost a year after 9-11.

Vote Miller-Meeks for Congress!!!


33 posted on 10/21/2010 7:52:37 PM PDT by IOWAfan (Iowa Hawkeye Football Fanatic)
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To: dervish
Consider South Carolina's Mick Mulvaney, running against John Spratt, who's been in Congress forever and is Chair of the House Budget Committee. Spratt's a key Pelosi ally. His reelection has been considered safe, but it's not. Losing Spratt and this seat would be a very big loss to the Rats. It's a tossup at 46% each, with 9% undecided, so Mulvaney has a very good chance at beating Spratt.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20100827/pl_cq_politics/politics000003726895

34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:25:22 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: dervish

Mick Mulvaney in SC-05.

We have a chance to unseat the House Budget Committee Chairman, John Spratt in our state.

This guy has been hiding as a “Moderate” for 28 years, but the people in his district have seen the light. Votes over 97% with Pelosi. His Town Halls have been brutal for him. Unemployment in the district was over 20% in past months. It won’t take much to tip him over, but Mulvaney needs to finish strong.

Mick has been endorsed by Sara Palin, Newt Gingrich, the Club for Growth, and the NRCC.

His opponent, John Spratt, has been supported big time by SEIU, and every other Progressive interest group you can imagine.

Please help us send John Spratt home.


35 posted on 10/21/2010 8:28:37 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: dervish

Mick Mulvaney in SC-05.

We have a chance to unseat the House Budget Committee Chairman, John Spratt in our state.

This guy has been hiding as a “Moderate” for 28 years, but the people in his district have seen the light. Votes over 97% with Pelosi. His Town Halls have been brutal for him. Unemployment in the district was over 20% in past months. It won’t take much to tip him over, but Mulvaney needs to finish strong.

Mick has been endorsed by Sara Palin, Newt Gingrich, the Club for Growth, and the NRCC.

His opponent, John Spratt, has been supported big time by SEIU, and every other Progressive interest group you can imagine.

Please help us send John Spratt home.

http://mulvaneyforcongress.com


36 posted on 10/21/2010 8:30:23 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Sorry for the double post.

Fat Fingers to blame.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 8:33:24 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: dervish

Probably Toomey in PA.


38 posted on 10/21/2010 8:40:05 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: dervish

1) Good shot at winning, though not a sure thing, and

2) Critical race either because the Democrat candidate is particularly evil, or has seniority and an important committee position, or symbolically important ie: Ted Kennedy seat

>>>>>

#1) Col Chris Gibson has a very good shot in NY20

#2) Symbolically important as this was a RED district for years. Current Dem is a Pelosi BlueLapDog who switched his vote, and she is sending big$$ his way...including her own$

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2611774/posts
The KeyHouseRaces Candidate of the Day is Chris Gibson (NY-20)

FRegards, Kate


39 posted on 10/21/2010 11:23:14 PM PDT by Hush44 (http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/)
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