GA-Sen: The coming air war, Part Two

Also posted on DailyKos.  Will be on Senate Guru and SwingState when my membership goes through...

Folks,

Hopefully this diary is timed slightly better than the last.  The halo of the RNC is starting to wear off, and McCain-Palin is going into the country to try and keep up what momentum they can.  Meanwhile, we've still got to deal with the state-by-state duels to take the Senate.

I will post my usual upfront fundraising plea here before getting into the meat of the topic.  Right now, Jim Martin has almost reached the $20k mark on ActBlue.  Is a goal of reaching $50k by the next week too high a mark to set?

Alright, now to the heart of the matter.  This is part two of a two part series.  In the first part, I brought out the first set pieces of Saxby Chambliss in the coming two-month TV slamfest.  The second part is about our side, with Jim Martin.

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GA-Sen: The coming air war, Part One

Crossposted to the Kos.

Folks,

I know that defining Sarah Palin before and with the media (I've never seen someone walk into such a field of fire upon announcement, but then my political career is almost short enough to qualify me for a Republican VP nomination), and the RNC is taking up a lot of attention here.  However, down in the smaller plays, such as trying to get to sixty seats in the Senate, there is still a lot of work to do.

I will post my usual upfront fundraising plea here before getting into the meat of the topic.  Right now, Jim Martin has almost reached the $20k mark on ActBlue.  Is a goal of reaching $50k by the next week too high a mark to set?

Alright, now to the heart of the matter.  This will be part one in a two part series.  First, I will introduce the villain, and tomorrow, I will bring out the hero of this little drama brewing in Georgia.

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Help jump start the fight against Chambliss!

I know there are big and important (and not so important) topics that have jumped up on this board in the past couple of days.  Hopefully, I can cut through some of that for some attention.  There are tons of great candidates out there in races across the country, and I am here to continually pass the hat for my little corner and its Senate race.  Namely, GA-Sen.  Let me be somewhat honest - I speak somewhat as an opportunist, as I believe there is a national dislike for Saxby Chambliss among Democrats.  That dislike has yet to convert into the funds we need to strike him with the hammer of karma.

So, I'll start with my fundraising link and repeat it once you've finished reading.

Perhaps I should try to come up with a clever title for the coming series of diaries I will be working on.  I am not a member of the Jim Martin campaign, but I have done some volunteer work with him both in the 2006 Lt. Gov race and the current election.  My original motivation is to push for Democrats (most of the Dixiecrats in Georgia have switched parties by now) within Georgia.  However, with Jim Martin, I think there is a person I can support both as a party member and as a person.

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Response to "60-seats possible"

I think these seats are really possible:

Wyoming (special election) AND regular
Colorado
Idaho
New Mexico
Minnesota
North Carolina
Kentucky
Virginia
Maine
New Hampshire
Oregon

That is 12. People forgot both seats in WY are up in 2008. Add in these new fights:

Alaska
Texas
Mississippi
Nebraska (if Hagel retires)
Oklahoma

If the right people run in these states these are too:

Georgia (Chambliss is at 50 approval)
Kansas (approval 52)

That totals 19 possible races out of 22. Subtract only losing LA, considering Iowa is trending blue  (first control of house and senate in I think about 15 years) and you cannot really attack a guy who is recovering from brain surgery (if he runs).

And remember Republicans usually dump money into the presidential race and are being out raised 2-1 in both houses.  I think this could be an electoral shift on the scale of 1932 or 1980 (since 1958 was an off year) if we get a movement building presidential candidate (Obama or Edwards)

Finally the increase in young voter turnout, and call me crazy I think that a plus-12 in the senate and and 50-60 in the house are possible, given the right conditions--which are shaping up (we are now trusted more on just about everything and evangelicals have taken up enviroment and poverty as moral issues)

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