Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Brad Blog Reports on DNC Still Hoping for 6 More

We may not get the full six, but Brad Freeman quotes a DNC source at BradBlog.com that the DNC still hopes to gain perhaps three of these US Congressional races still in contention:

Just off the phone from a DNC insider — in very much a position to know — who says the following races are being considered, as of this afternoon, to still be very much in play by the DNC (* = Incumbent, Results shown latest reported by state websites as available):

NC-8 Larry Kissel (D) 60,016 / Robin Hayes (R)* 60,481
CT-2 Joe Courtney (D) 121,321 / Rob Simmons (R)* 121,151
FL-13 Christine Jennings (D) 118,739 / Vern Buchanan (R) 119,116
NM-1 Patricia A. Madrid (D) 103,376 / Heather Wilson (R)* 104,863
OH-15 Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 98,100 / Deborah Pryce (R)* 101,636
OH-2 Victoria Wulson (D) 112,952 / Jean Schmidt (R)* 115,817

The source believes that all of the above races, each of them currently very very close are winnable and the feeling is that they "could easily win three of those six."

Check out Brad's post for more fascinating details -- and read his blog for specifics on the Christine Jennings race, where there is a high rate of undervotes (13%) and people reporting their votes for Christine did NOT appear on the final electronic voting machine screen. (This is the seat which Katherine Harris just vacated to run for Senate -- she lost.)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Call for Change - GOTV

Betsy, Kate, Marc

It is Election Day - VOTE. We're in New York City, with safe Democratic seats -- but we can impact. Vote on the Working Families Party's Line E to show we want Progressive Change -- But EVEN MORE: Please, WQIDC friends, Call for Change! Click on the MoveOn.org link above or on the sidebar and get involved making calls into areas with close races -- including upstate New York.

Betsy Crawford, Kate Brennan, and Marc Crawford Leavitt were in Pennsylvania this weekend working on Lois Murphy's congressional campaign. That's a close race and Republican tricks include annoying robo-calls which, unless you listen to the whole call, seem to sound like they are coming from Lois Murphy's campaign. If you hang up, the call re-dials you. It is win win for the Repugs: You either think Lois Murphy is annoying you and vote against her or don't vote or you listen to the whole slam which disses her, and again it might affect your vote. Sometimes these calls come in the middle of the night: Rovian tactics. WRONG. Illegal. But in a close race, it can make a difference. They'll pay the fines, but they will get some of their candidates in so who cares about a fine? This makes the MoveOn.org calls more important: live sincere human beings calling to urge civic responsibility and change -- and to discredit the robocalls.

Yes, we can help people choose change. Even if folks have just a half hour free during lunch or an hour free at the end of a busy day, we can call target voters in the most competitive congressional races right from our own personal computers. Nearly 6 million calls have already been made! A real-time call counter is located at www.moveon.org. Vote, YES -- and do more -- Call for Change. AND, email and call your friends in red and purple states and encourage them to vote for CHANGE!!

(Feel free to tell us what YOU are doing to impact change.)