Monday, March 31, 2014

Worthy Candidates-- Realistic Goals


Blue America reached and surpassed our March goals for most of our candidates. Today's the last day of the month. We can make up for the contributions we didn't deliver next month. But, if you're inspired by all the spam from the DCCC and their dreadful candidates to give to candidates who would represent our values in Congress, these are the candidates we fell a little short on. Actually, first, these are the candidates where we hit the goals:
Alan Grayson (FL-09)- $13,000/ $13,694
Tom Guild (OK-05)- $3,500/ $3,734
Patrick Hope (VA-08)- $1,000/ $2,470
Daylin Leach (PA-13)- $6,500/ $7,048
Mike Obermueller (MN-02)- $1,200/ $1,202
Eloise Reyes (CA-31)- $5,000/ $5,339
Michael Wager (OH-14)- $500/ $547
Kelly Westlund (WI-07)- $500/ $646
Rob Zerban (WI-01)- $7,000/ $9,400
A lot of awe-inspiring over-achievement from Rob Zerban's, Daylin Leach's and Patrick Hope's teams. Here's where we've fallen a little short and where you can help out. The amounts are how much we're short of our goals:
Stanley Chang (HI-01)- $263
Paul Clements (MI-06)- $32
Greg Howard (OH-06)- $30
Pat Murphy (IA-01)- $80
Lee Rogers (CA-25)- $255
We know our candidates so well-- and write about them so frequently-- that sometimes we make the inaccurate assumption that everyone knows who they are and what they stand for. See that little white rectangular box in the upper left hand corner of this blog? That's a search box. If you were to type in, for example, "Greg Howard," all 8 mentions of Greg on DWT would pop up and you could read about all his positions. We're going to make it even easier this time, though. I asked each of the 5 candidates we haven't reached our goals for to give us a one sentence explanation about what they would like to accomplish in Congress. Perhaps their answers will help you decide which one or two you want to contribute to:

Lee Rogers: "I want to go to Congress to work with Members like Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Bernie Sanders to reorient spending towards building a strong, vibrant domestic economy that benefits hard-working American families."

Paul Clements: "I want to defeat the member of Congress the L.A. Times called 'one of the biggest threats to Planet Earth' and get Washington focused on real solutions to invest in education, infrastructure, and job creation while combatting climate change and income inequality."

Stanley Chang: "I'm running for Congress to enact a bold agenda for change that will set Hawaii and America on a path to prosperity by raising the minimum wage, reforming Wall Street, and fixing our broken immigration system."

Pat Murphy: "I will protect our seniors by increasing Social Security benefits and ensuring it is solvent for more than the next century, by working to raise the cap on the Social Security tax."

Greg Howard: "When elected to Congress, I will fight to reverse NAFTA, reducing the incentives for corporations to take jobs out of the United States and once again creating jobs for the working people."

If you'd like to chip in, there is no such thing as a contribution too small. Here's the place you'll find all of our House candidates.



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