Though I think in reading their site they have a 600 or 800 email cap. Talking with them though, this could get lifted, I'm sure it's just a line in the database or something. I can't imagine it's a hard cap that couldn't be changed.
Assuming that MyDD's backend is similar to the Soapblox sites, you should have a pretty large bank of users and the emails they signed up to the site with. I believe that DemoChoice allows you an option to set up a poll and invite people to vote in it by email, and only those emails can actually case ballots. Simply load those e-mails into the poll, invite them, and whala! Might be a bit Zogby Interactive-ish but then again, you are polling just your readership right?
Now that I think about it, I should do that for Burnt Orange Report and get a Texas sample.
Chris, you should check out this poll done of delegates to the 2006 Democratic State Convention which had a heated battle betweeen the sitting/appointed chair and Glen Maxey (former head of Dean for Texas) who came within 3% points of winning.
A big part of it is that Bonilla is sitting on around $2 million in change. Ciro is broke flat out (hell, I think he was in debt before this started and actually dropped out once before getting back in). Ciro is widely know to refuse to make phone calls to raise his own money and has a reputation for not having much of an idea of what a field plan or voter database is.
That aside, Ciro is an amazing progressive who is right on every issue you could think of. He used to be in Congress but was knocked out by Cuellar because of the other things I mentioned above, plus re-districting.
With only 1 month to campaign, and it being a poorer district to raise money from, the DCCC is about the only thing that could finance his campaign at this point. I'm not sure what their finances are right now, but I'm sure they the elections drained a lot of their reserves, not that they couldn't get a million together if need be.
I'd say they probably lean towards getting involved, but right now, it's all about personalities shoving some weight around to see who's going to get their way. And that's not entirely wrong, I'm just pointing out what's at hand.
Down here, thanks to the development of Former state representative and former Dean for Texas Chair Glen Maxey, we have OnlinePhoneBanking.com where you can call any precinct in the state for any candidate or district and get Democratic voters out to the polls with online scripts that are live and tied into a database. No more long tedious hours of data entry!