MS-01: Cotton Mouth Blog and Travis Childers need you!
by Countificus, Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 08:16:35 PM EDT
We are in a dogfight down here in Mississippi for a congressional seat that is supposed to be "safe republican". MS-01, an R+10 district is down to a runoff on May 13 between Democrat Travis Childers and Republican Greg Davis. Childers won a plurality of 49.6 percent in the special election, just a few hundred short of victory.
The NRCC has already dropped $570,000 in MS-01 and has brought a hit man down to Tupelo to work out of a rented office space. The DCCC has only spent $360,000 so far. All and all, Childers has been outspent 2-1 by his opponent but is winning in a supposed GOP safe haven. Robert Novak said that a GOP strategist told him it would take a $1,000,000 to protect .
Childers is socially conservative, an unfortunate necessity in Mississippi politics, but is for a timetabled withdrawal from Iraq and fair trade. Childers is an economic populist who can be found fighting for the working men and women of Mississippi, a group long neglected in Mississippi politics. Childers has been endorsed. by Swing State Project, their first endorsemnt since Jon Tester.
Davis with his back against the wall and with the help of the NRCC unveiled this race-baiting attack ad. on Childers linking him to Obama and ultimately Rev. Wright. There debate is not an intellectual level of Rev Wright, but a call to the worst in man. Whatever your choice for Democratic nominee, this has to repulse you. The ad is nothing if not a direct call to the past demons of Mississippi to rise again and knock down righteousness.
The reason for their political hail mary is that they are scared of the implications nationally if they can't defend LA-06 or MS-01. Let's send a shot to the bow of the sinking GOP juggernaut. Let's deliver a win for the working folks of Missisippi and the a win for our soldiers caught in this atrocity of a war.
A lot of the netroots think the DCCC is going to come riding in with cash bags. I don't want to gamble on it. We need your help. Please donate to Childers for Congress. Even $5 or $10 will help.
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