My favorite Labor Day song
Let’s raise some money for Democrats today. I’m going with three suggestions from readers in the Cheyenne to Tennessee thread.
The first is a tough race. Abby Broyles for Senate in Oklahoma. Locals say she’s the best candidate Democrats have had in years so let’s show some support.
Abby Broyles, Oklahoma Senate
The next two are interesting House races. Iowa-2 is a race currently held by a retiring Democrat so it’s an open seat that Cook lists as toss-up. Dems have a strong candidate in Rita Hart and this is very winnable. The Montana At Large seat is also open (held by a retiring Republican) and is listed as Leans Republican, which means it’s close. Dems have a great candidate in Kathleen Williams, a bit of a fan favorite in the comments.
Rita Hart (IA-2)
Kathleen Williams (MT-AL)
Update. You can see all the candidates and party committees we are supporting here.
Dawn comes soon enough for the working class
It keeps getting sooner or later
X-“The Have Nots”
Montana first. Payoff is bigger if there is a 269-269 tie in the EC. Win the seat and win the whole state’s vote.
A friend showed me this, and I think it’s just fabulous.
Thank you so much, again, for doing these, Doug. They offer needed points of focus
4:15 Eastern time. Unfortunately, it looks to be a Facebook exclusive.
Oh, and here’s the quote on that tweet for anyone who doesn’t want to click.
“Less than two months to go before Election Day, and my local paper (support local journalism, no joke, it’s important) has run a hit piece on me and my trashy mouth.
Y’all wanna see screenshots?”
then, at the end, she recorded herself reading the article out loud.
The retired Republican for the open House seat in Montana is the carpetbagger Gianforte. He decided he knows more about Montana than the people who have lived there for generations. I really don’t understand how he’s ahead. But Montana can be full of surprises. We all thought Tester was a dead man walking in 2018 and he was re-elected. So I never assume Montana is hopeless.
Gianforte. Is that the guy who punched out a reporter a couple of years ago?
@SiubhanDuinne: Sydney Prescott.
Great song, Doug! Love it. Got me going on a sleepy Labor Day morning. I am pretty sure that I saw these guys (The Waco Brothers) in a bar in Minneapolis in the 1995-97 timeframe. Of course, most of that time was a cannabis and alcohol-fueled blur. Anyway, I may throw Rita Hart some money, as it seems like a winnable seat. I gave J.D. Scholten in Iowa-4 because I know his Mom but I am afraid he is going to get his butt kicked. Great, smart guy. I hope he makes a splash on the national stage.
Current MT-AL incumbent and journalist-assaulter Gianforte is running for Governor, so it’s an open seat. Thuglican candidate Matt Rosendale is the current State Auditor and served 6 years in the state leg. He is a carpetbagger (born in Baltimore in 1960, moved to MT in [it appears] 2002), but so is Williams (born in CA, moved to MT in 1995), who also served in the state leg. Just FYI.
There go two miscreants
@BethanyAnne: I have no idea what the odds are in that race, but I put her on my list to get a campaign contribution! I like her attitude!
There go two miscreants
@Yutsano: The Dem condidate for Gov in MT, Mike Cooney, has been sending (or, his staff has been) some of the lamest fundraising emails. I don’t even live in MT, have never lived in MT, and the first bunch of emails I received during the PRIMARY had no info about the candidate, just PANIC fundraising appeals. I sure hope the rest of his campaign is better than his email outreach.
Can we PLEASE keep raising for downballot races? Maybe every time you post a fundraising thread, make sure that there’s at least one for raising money for state legislators in a state where the Dems have the chance to make some gains?