You probably heard that everyone’s favorite former Democrat, Joe Lieberman POS cut an ad for Susan Collins. I hate all the 9/11 All-Stars – Joe, Rudy, W, and even to some extent John McCain.
So let’s raise some more money for Collins’ opponent, Sara Gideon.
Sara Gideon, Maine Senate
While we’re at it, let’s hit two more Sam Wang “Moneyball” states that we haven’t hit too hard so far — Kansas and Alaksa.
Alan Gross, Alaska Senate
Barbara Bollier, Kansas Senate
You can see all our fundraising efforts here if you want to give somewhere else.
James E Powell
Getting rid of Trump is the #1 goal. For me, #2 is getting rid of Susan Collins. But does Sara Gideon need the money?
James E Powell:
I hate Susan Collins too but number two on my list is Mitch McConnell.
But maybe succeeding in ousting Collins is a better bet. Maine seems a saner State than Kentucky.
Susan Collins actually thinks an endorsement from that sonofabitch Lieberman is going to help her?
She’s more deluded than I thought.
James E Powell
That’s what I’m thinking, that getting rid of Collins is possible. I’m disappointed that Gideon isn’t leading by double digits, but I know nothing about Maine politics.
I also know nothing about Kentucky politics. From time to time I see people slamming McGrath’s campaign, but I have no idea why.
If anything, I’d say Lieberman’s face will encourage Dems to GOTV against Collins.
Thanks for highlighting the Bollier campaign. I think we have a real chance, and her opponent is a Trump-loving scumbag. His first ad takes what she said about surprise medical bills, “we’ll work to ban them nationwide”, and makes it sound like she’s talking about guns. When called on it, Marshall says that it’s honest because the ad starts by saying “how would it sound if Barbara’s ads actually matched her liberal record. “ Shameless lying scumbag. https://kansasreflector.com/2020/09/09/marshalls-gop-campaign-hijacks-manipulates-videos-in-bid-to-discredit-bollier/ I really hope she wins. There’s lots of support for her here in the Kansas City suburbs, which she represents in the state senate now.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Here’s something for Susan Collins to pretend she hasn’t heard or seen
@James E Powell:
Sam Wang thinks it’s one of the best places to give.
FWIW, I do a lot of driving in rural Kansas, granted in the eastern part of the state which is not as reactionary. I see quite a few Trump signs around farms, but I also see quite a few Bollier signs, in fact far more Bollier signs than Biden signs, and almost no signs at all for her opponent Marshall.
Bollier has a chance to do this. She would have beaten Kobach easily, given that EVERYONE hates KKKobach, even other conservatives. Marshall is a stronger candidate for the GOP because he is not personally loathed, but he is just as reactionary as KKKobach and even for some Kansas conservatives, that goes a bit too far.
Bollier is a moderate and moderates Dems do get elected in Kansas occasionally, notably our current governor Laura Kelly and past governor Kathleen Sebelius. In fact, moderate Democratic women do better than moderate Democratic men in our state.
I know House pickups aren’t as critical as Prez and Senate flipping, but can I shout out to Nancy Goroff, who’s running to unseat the R incumbent here in US House NY-1? According to 270togo we’re light lean red, and she’s a smart, competent person (chair of the SBU Chemistry department) against sentient white paste who bleeps “I was a US Marine!” every few minutes while humping Trump’s trouser leg. Get that dude outta here!
Donated to Bollier and Gideon. Collins has to go.
certerum NYT delenda sunt
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Lord Fartdaddy (Formerly, Mumphrey, Smedley Darlington Mingobat, et al.)
Is an endorsement from Lieberman likely to help? This seems, I don’t know, less than ideal for Collins. How is Jowly making an ad for her going to help any?
I only hope people hate Lieberman as much as I think they do—and should.
James E Powell
Okay, I was just wondering. As I said, I have no clue about Maine politics. I always wonder what campaigns are like in the smaller states.
I’m in for Alaska again. Gross has at least two great ads I’ve seen.
Who the hell cares what Lieberman says.
Now if Collins resurrected the corpse of Joshua Chamberlain, that might make a difference.
Every time he shows up, Lieberman reminds us of the continuum between Cheney, Bush, Rove, Brett fcking Kavanaugh, Susan Collins, Liberty University, Saudi friends, oil, ME arms sales (etc. etc) and Trump.
I’m glad you included AK & KS. Maine at this point is awash in money, so I’m focusing on less robustly funded races. Hope you don’t mind that I’ll again plug Sen Tina Smith. She’s an incumbent, but only a half-term’s worth, and MN needs to be a firewall in November. Thanks friends.
@Lord Fartdaddy: Right. I mean, she already has the pearl-clutching “I’m concerned” vote locked up. That vastly inferior Joe seemingly brings nothin new to the table.
If anything, him doing this shows she’s in serious trouble even with the I’m troubled voters.
@James E Powell:
Basically, she has tons of money already but so does everyone else running in a competitive race.
@James E Powell: All I know (re Gideon, $, Collins) is that Gideon’s win is not at all assured; Collins has bad actors and big $ behind her and surprises in store; Dems need the Senate in 2021 for any hope of saving the court; and Repubs are desperate to keep Collins and the Senate, I would guess more than keeping Trump. I have no knowledge of at what point money doesn’t matter, and I hate that.
My heart’s with you on T out above all. Same time: Repub Senate: Rs stonewall Biden. Dem Senate: Dems could prevent (godsforbid) T’s court picks. It’s all disgusting. We need it all.
Mike in NC
Front page of USA Today: “Trump’s tensions with military spill into open”. Yup, we losers and suckers are looking for payback.
@Aleta: Isn’t there some idiot independent in the Maine Senate race who’s basically trying to do* for Susan Collins what Eliot Cutler did for that scumbag LePage?
* Not necessarily their intent, but the obvious outcome of their staying in the race, so for all intents and purposes the same thing.
@Aleta: I also don’t know enough to measure priorities (beyond grateful to Doug for this work). Even as Gideon-Collins is prob not where $ support will make the biggest difference, if she wins she will be 100% beholden to the hard rw. No more charade votes to prove she’s not. Facing SC rulings, as statement for everyone’s reproductive rights, defeating Collins matters. Priorities for effective $, I still don’t know.
My god Lieberman is repellent. When the party was stuck in its Clintonian ’90s centrist triangulating paralysis, he seemed like a good Democrat. Then Democrats remembered how to be real Democrats once again — not apologetic Republican-lites centrists — and it turned out that Lieberman had been a Republican all along.
I shoulda spit on him when I had the chance….
@Captain C: Last I heard there are 3 Ind. candidates, down from a passel of them. One ran as a R in the primary, then switched; one switched from the Green party. The other ran in 2018 for Rep.
Last thing I read on ranked choice, from Portland PH on Sept. 8:
I want to wake up on November 4th with no regrets. So I wrote checks to Gideon, Gross, and “Kansans for a Democratic House”. Among others. Boy, it hurt to write those checks. But I don’t want to have regrets, as I’m packing up my house to move overseas.
That ain’t no Democrat.
I suspect most people are just surprised to learn that Zombie Joe Lieberman is still around.
@Chetan Murthy: this Kansan thanks you. Today the Repubs in the leg are trying to figure out how to keep the governor from extending covid executive orders.