Democratic Challengers -- Help Us Choose!
by Ian in DC, Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 09:43:29 AM EST
Blue Catapult, a PAC created to support Democratic challengers running against Republican incumbents or running for open seats in 2006, is holding its Launch Event/Fundraiser on Wednesday March 8th in Washington DC (Go to www.bluecatapult.com for details if interested in joining us that night).
But what we need are suggestions as to the first 3 challengers we will support with both direct and bundled contributions. So we would like the MYDD community to offer nominations.
1) We would prefer not to get involved in a serious primary battle, so nominate either unchallenged Dems in primaries or where there is an obvious favorite.
2) Democratic challengers who already have a national profile or won't have trouble raising funds are not our main targets. A good rule is if any candidate has over $300k at this point, we probably won't have them as our first candidates to support. We want to expand the map of competitive districts, not merely fortify the ones that are already competitive.
3) Please nominate candidates who have a CHANCE of winning. This may mean that the seat becomes competitive in an election where there is a Democratic tide, but not someone who is challenging, say, Orrin Hatch in Utah who would never lose no matter what.
Our goal is to make 50 Republican-held districts competitive. With an estimated 20-25 already competitive we want use our resources to put another 25 or so in play.
Please leave nominations here in comments and/or email them to email@example.com.