More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day

More and better Udalls in the Senate, indeed!

I'm sitting in the lobby of a hotel in San Francisco waiting to speak with Congressman Mark Udall, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Senate in Colorado, ahead of his grassroots fundraiser in the city later tonight. Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak over the phone with Congressman Tom Udall, who acceded to a draft movement and officially launched his Senate campaign in the state of New Mexico.

In short, what a lot of us are looking for -- and the reason why we're celebrating today -- is that we'd like to see more and better Udalls in the United States Senate. Of course this is not an end in and of itself. The ultimate goal, naturally, is to elect more and better Democrats. Electing more and better Udalls is just one of the means of achieving this broader goal.

To give a bit of context, there is already one Udall in the Senate -- milquetoast moderate Gordon Smith of Oregon descends from the clan as well. But what we'd like to see is the election of cousins Mark in Colorado and Tom in New Mexico this fall, helping add to the list of solid progressives in the chamber and helping the Democrats get closer to the elusive 60-vote majority in the Senate (which is still quite possible, though not terribly likely).

So if you'd like to vicariously celebrate More and Better Udalls in the Senate day, head over to Act Blue to support Tom and Mark today.

Tags: CO-Sen, Draft Udall, Mark Udall, More and Better Udalls, NM-Sen, Senate 2008, Tom Udall (all tags)

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Re: More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day

Anyone know if the website is supposed to be up soon?  I have all the strong senate and house candidates' pages on my favorites.  Tom's hasn't come up yet.  

by JeremiahTheMessiah 2007-11-29 05:39PM | 0 recs
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I mentioned in my post at the link above about Tom Udall formally announcing (thanks, Jonathon!) that Udall's new site is up, but unimpressive.

http://www.udallforusall.com/

by fbihop 2007-11-29 09:17PM | 0 recs
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"...get closer to the elusive 60-vote majority in the Senate (which is still quite possible, though not terribly likely)."

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Don't be too sure.

The Repubs have a lot of undiscovered crooks in Congress who may be discovered.

At the very least, you never know what Larry Flynt will turn up next.

by Bush Bites 2007-11-29 08:10PM | 0 recs
Re: More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day

57-58 Senate seats at best for the Dems, and hope that the GOP wins the Presidency..then may be 63 seats in 2010.

by Boilermaker 2007-11-30 03:21AM | 0 recs
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I will never, ever, hope the GOP wins the Presidency.

by fbihop 2007-11-30 06:41AM | 0 recs
Re: More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day

Hear, hear!

by NM Ward Chair 2007-11-30 09:44AM | 0 recs
Re: More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day

Here in Colorado we grassroots progressives view Udall more in the Salazar vein than progressive..A Dem yes but than again so is Salazar. The next chance to elect a progressive from Colorado will be a Salazar defeat in the 2010 Primary.

by nogo war 2007-11-30 04:12AM | 0 recs
Re: More and Better Udalls in the Senate Day
This will not be forgotten among Colorado activists
http://vcnv.org/jail-time-ordered-for-co lorado-peace-activist-for-overstaying-he r-welcome-in-her-congresssmans-o
by nogo war 2007-11-30 04:23AM | 0 recs
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I would like to add that 7 activists were arrested just outside Salazar's office around the same time after being in his office for 5 hours reading names Nobody from the Salazar office called police or testified. It was the manager of the building. No one was sentenced to jail. In the Udall trials the police were not called for the city as witnesses..only 2 Udall folks...and please it was not as if Udall people were distracted after all most of the contact is by phone not walk-ins. If Udall wants to run on a law and order platform...FINE!

Udall, like Salazar before him is trying to appeal to a shrinking Colorado conservitive base...
But this is not 2004. We would rather a wingnut be elected than another Salazar...
of course...if Mr. Singer believes another Salazar/Lieberman clone is the direction for progressives...let him say it.

by nogo war 2007-11-30 01:30PM | 0 recs
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Oh yeah Jon..where is your interview with Udall?

by nogo war 2007-11-30 01:32PM | 0 recs

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