Big Announcement In NY State Senate Race

(Adapted from a post at the albany project)

This could be the beginning of a whole new era in the relationship between the NY Democratic party and the progressive net/grassroots. I certainly hope so.

The post as it appears at TAP.

We are very, very excited to announce "Raise New York", a "blograiser" for SSD-07 candidate Craig Johnson featuring Governor Eliot Spitzer! And when I say "we", I am referring to, amongst many others, The Daily Gotham, Rochester Turning, Democracy In Albany, onNYTurf,, Swing State Project and, of course, us here at TAP.

Raise New York will take place on Thursday, February 1st at Prey in NYC. The event will also be liveblogged at the albany project, Daily Gotham and DailyKos. There will be photos, audio and video in near real time for those who for whatever reason can't attend in person. It's gonna be a hoot.

What is so exciting about this event for me is that, besides raising some much needed money for Craig Johnson, it represents a real opportunity for partnership building between the progressive net/grassroots and a state Dem Party establishment  that hasn't always been so interested in such things. There exists some very real potential for some mending of fences and and some trust building amongst all these groups as they fight for a common goal, namely reforming our joke of a state government.

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I Salute You

X-posted at Swing State and dKos

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

--Robert Frost "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening"

The sun has set here and polls will open before she rises again. There's a big, fat full(ish) moon high above the Hudson Valley this evening and I'm exhausted. I decided that I needed to just sit down and just be still for a few minutes. When I stepped back from the chaos and the nerves and the coffee for a precious minutes, I was overwhelmed by a profound sense of gratitude to all those countless folks who, much like you and much like millions of other folks across the country you and I will never meet, are fighting like hell to take their country back.

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Use It Or Lose It Indeed. $833,599.60

$833,599.60 That's how much cash the New York DSCC has on hand as of their last filing. It's 5 days out from a once in a generation cycle and they are sitting on close to million freakin' bucks. The scuttlebutt I hear is that they are saving money for the next cycle. No, really. You read that right. They are hoarding for the future.

Some background and why this is pissing me off so freaking much is in order.

I'm up here in the Hudson Valley busting ass for a fantastic State Senate candidate, Brian Keeler, our very own NYBri. We are running a totally people powered campaign. We have a paid staff of...

...none. We get a bigger bang for the buck than just about any campaign in the country.LarryInNYC recently referred to us thusly:

NYBri's campaign is the 50 state strategy.

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