by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 08:20:43 AM EDT
by chrisblask, Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 08:20:49 PM EDT
by Greg Roach, Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 04:20:29 AM EDT
Cross-posted from OH-16: John Boccieri for U.S. Congress:
Schuring Bought by Big Oil, Corporate Executives that Slash 16th District Jobs
Canton, OH - 16th Congressional District Candidate John Boccieri raised $391,237.61 in the second fundraising quarter of 2008, bringing his total raised this cycle to $1,081,509.40 and his current cash on hand to $531,015.15.
Boccieri has a broad base of small donors. More than half of his contributions this quarter were $100 or less, and three in five of those small donations came from within the 16th District.
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by Shem, Wed Jul 16, 2008 at 08:05:14 PM EDT
Progressive Dem Sean Tevis is an Information Architect in Kansas running for the state legislature. He's decided to retire Arlen Siegfreid, his current anti-science, pro-domestic-spying Republican state representative. Sean started with door-knocking and signatures to get on the ballot, and now he's appealing to the netroots for support. He's chronicled his political journey in webcomic format as a fundraising pitch, which drew attention from BoingBoing, Reddit, and Digg.
Progressive geek looking for 3,000 people to help him win Kansas election against dinosauric anti-science/pro-surveillance dude
Sean Tevis is a geeky geek from Kansas who's fed up with his state rep, an anti-abortion, anti-evolution, pro-censorship, pro-surveillance, anti-gay incumbent. Tevis -- an unknown -- is polling within three points of his opponent, and is looking to raise some Internet dough to kick this guy's (extremely tight) ass, and to promote his cause, he's made a fantastic, XKCD-style toon called "It's Like A Flamewar with a Forum Troll, but with an Eventual Winner." Specifically, he's looking to raise $8.34 from 3,000 people (no state rep in Kansas history has ever had more than 644 donors). I'm in. Who's with me?
Sean is actually a Reddit user himself, and it was online activism that partly inspired him to run:
I credit Reddit with getting me pissed off enough to run for State Representative this year. I live in Kansas and had had enough of the Intelligent Design jokes I've seen posted here about my state so I decided to "retire" my current rep - an anti-gay, religion in schools, conservative.
Sean was told he'd need $26,000 to be competitive in this race, and since he's not going to find 50 wealthy donors to give $500 dollars a pop, he's hoping 3,000 people will chip in 8 bucks a piece instead. He's since shattered the 644-donor record for Kansas state legislature candidates, but he's aiming to reach 3,000 individuals. He'd be one more strong voice behind Governor Sebelius, but this is also a great opportunity to send "one of our own" in to public service. Breaking fundraising records is also a guaranteed way to secure some netroots media coverage.
Will you Digg Sean's XKCD comic homage? The "Digg effect" could help him reach the 3,000 milestone.
And here's the direct link to the "3,000"fundraising comic that's drawn so many donors already.
by azizhp, Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 08:09:59 AM EDT