Progressive Democrat Newsletter 253
We have a great candidate challenging her in the primary: Bill Halter. Over the past three months Blanche Lincoln has raised $1 million, mostly in large, corporate donations. In less than that time, Bill Halter has raised almost $2 million, mostly in small donations under $50. Furthermore, the AFL-CIO has promised help to Bill Halter to the tune of some $4 million. If they hold to that Halter could well win this and we may finally have a REAL Democrat representing Arkansas in the Senate.
Kieth Olbermann on Blanche Lincoln:
And here's Bill Halter:
If you live in Arkansas, please give some of your time to Bill Halter's campaign.
And if you live ANYWHERE in the US, please donate to Bill Halter's campaign through Healthcare4America. Show the Democratic Party that supporting labor, healthcare and progressive values wins elections over corporate sell outs like Blanche Lincoln.
This week I am continuing some focus on healthcare reform. I repeat my call to celebrate our victory while preparing for the next fight. I also focus on the campaigns to replace Stupak and Pitts for their holding healthcare reform hostage to an anti-choice agenda. And I again focus on the campaign to replace Blanche Lincoln for her constant alliance with the obstructionist Repubs (yes...I will be hammering away at Blanche Lincoln and Bart Stupak as much as I can until the primary, and targeting Joe Pitts until November).
I also am adding some more local pages, particularly in Colorado and Florida, so folks who want to find progressive resources in those areas will be able to do so more easily. These are pages I won't be updating much, but they will have lots of good info. From time to time I will add more such pages since once I set them up they take no effort.
I also want to draw people's attention to some interesting developments in Florida. Check out this Daily Kos article: Florida Republican Party Imploding Fast!
Here is this week's newsletter:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Standing Up for Choice and for Healthcare: Targeting Bart Stupak (MI-1) and Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Standing Up for Choice and for Healthcare: Targeting Blanche Lincoln (AR-Sen)
Continued from two weeks ago: Target the Corrupt Republican Campaign
Continued from last week: I Declare the Celebrations Begin! Comeon and Party!
Brooklyn, NY Focus
Manhattan, NY Focus
Queens, NY Focus
Bronx, NY Focus
Suffolk County, NY Focus
Rochester, NY Focus
New York 19th District Focus: Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties
NEW YORK STATE FOCUS
Austin/Travis County, TX Focus
Dallas County, TX Focus
Houston/Harris County, TX Focus
Texas 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue
Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue
Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus
San Diego, CA Focus
Orange County, CA Focus
California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
Sussex County, NJ Focus
Passaic County, NJ Focus
Warren County, NJ Focus
NEW JERSEY FOCUS
Broward County, FL Focus
Orange County, FL Focus
Pinellas County, FL Focus
Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus
Hanover County, VA Focus
Georgia Focus: Regina Thomas for Congress (GA-12)
Atlanta, GA Focus
Fayette County, GA Focus
Coweta County, GA Focus
Pennsylvania Focus: Lois Herr for Congress
Lancaster Co. PA Focus
Illinois Focus: Dan Seals for Congress (IL-10)
WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS
Boulder County, CO Focus
Larimer County, CO Focus
Douglas County, CO Focus
North Carolina Focus: Billy Kennedy for Congress (NC-5)
NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS