Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Help Blue America Pick Our First Candidate For 2010


Just as we've done in past cycles, Blue America will be concentrating on finding progressive candidates with leadership qualities to challenge reactionaries across the country. We expect to work with progressives running against Republicans and against conservative Democrats. We're still doing our due diligence on candidates ready to take on Blue Dogs in primaries and we're eager for suggestions from inside the districts. Before we start making the endorsements, however, we decided to say "thank you" to the progressive stalwarts who have most aggressively lived up to the promise we saw in them. We just sent out our first-ever Blue America donor list e-mail. We only sent it to people who have donated to one of our candidates or causes, although everyone reading this post is welcome to vote in our little "contest."

And that's what the e-mail is-- a request for our community to vote for the incumbent House member they most admire, someone who you think should be our first endorsed candidate of the 2010 cycle. If you click this link it'll take you to the candidate page that shows our five finalists-- each with a short video-- and a click through to vote.

Please only vote once but, by all means, get your friends and family to vote as well.



At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Zack from the SFV said...

All five are great and worthy of support. I haven't decided yet; part of me wonders which of them is more likely to have a difficult race, whether primaried from the right or in the general election against the Greedy Old Party.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Zack, Donna Edwards has a primary from the old Al Wynn camp, encouraged by Emanuel because of her vote against the war supplemental. Grayson is in a Republican-leaning district and he's GOP target #1. My guess is that Barbara Lee, Raul Grijalva and Jerrold Nadler are all in pretty safe districts but each is building progressive coalitions inside the House caucus.

At 1:28 AM, Anonymous Zack from the SFV said...

Thanks for that input. I didn't realize that Donna Edwards had a major primary opponent. I knew that the others were pretty much safe except for Grayson who is a freshman from a swing district. He seems to be popular because he isn't afraid to stand up and say what he believes, which is appreciated by many people even if they don't always agree with what he says. Wellstone was like that. Maybe I'll flip a coin between Edwards and Grayson.


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