CAN WE BOUNCE RUBBER STAMP McCOTTER OUT OF THE HOUSE AND PUT TONY TRUPIANO OVER THE TOP?
OK, take a look at the ad first. It's tailor-made for Michigan's 11th congressional district, suburban Detroit.
Bush beat Kerry by 3 points there. It's a winnable seat. I don't know if it's because Tony is too unbossed and too independent minded or because Tony is adamantly opposed to the continued occupation of Iraq or just because Tony's such a staunch progressive and so firmly opposed to the corporate bribes Rahm Emanuel so fervently lusts after, but the DCCC ain't giving Tony jack. We've raised around $10,000 for spots so far. It's not enough to put Tony over the top.
The 5,732 people who have donated $489,512.04 on the Blue America ActBlue page have astounded me with their generosity and with their constant willingness to give 'til it hurts. It pains me to have to ask for more but if we want the ad to be more than symbolic, we need to raise at least $20,000. I think we can do it. Today John Kerry linked his website to our page, Bob Geiger gave us a free ad on his and Matt Stoller totally rocked out for our campaign at MyDD. Here's the place to donate-- right next to the American flag cleaning up the disgrace McCotter and other rubber stamp Republicans have made in our nation's capital,