In 2005-06 we called them "General Election Funds", but don't look for them now since they all vanished after the primaries concluded.
We'll be rolling out a 2007-08 directory shortly, and you'll see (hopefully more clearly named) "Democratic Nominee Funds" associated with each seat for which there isn't a Democratic incumbent running again.
Seriously. They should make a cut of this add substituting the name of every Republican who voted against the body armor, and make it widely available. Then campaigns or other PACs could run it as well (maximum contribution limits could be covered by cash in exchange, etc.)
Give me one reason why we shouldn't be begging David Straithairn to cut this kind of ad for every candidate in the country.
This is going to resonate with people who were alive in 1950 -- and they vote.
That makes two of us :-) Right now our primary goal with the state listings at ActBlue is to make sure our candidate are listings accurate. Next cycle we'll see what we can do as far as providing more content.
In the mean time, I think locals are our best bet for the detailed level of info that we need.
We could have also offered everyone ice cream. Is ice cream partisan? :-)
(OK, I'm just being silly, my apologies.)
In all seriousness, I'm not too worried about this effort providing more material to those who want to slap the label of partisanship on An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, or global warming. I think they already have plenty.
If conservatives ever do develop a real counter to Act Blue, then we should be worried that we haven't developed Act Blue 2.0 to stay one step ahead.
Indeed — we definitely want to keep innovating and evolving. We have ideas, of course, but we don't have a monopoly. Suggestions welcome in this thread and by e-mail any time (I'm brahn at actblue dot com).