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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:08 PM

DCCC release 59 targeted districts

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/dccc-2018-targets-234366

THis is the first step to taking back the House.

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Reply DCCC release 59 targeted districts (Original post)
crazycatlady Jan 2017 OP
beachbum bob Jan 2017 #1
flygal Jan 2017 #12
NCTraveler Jan 2017 #28
Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #2
sharp_stick Jan 2017 #3
Amishman Jan 2017 #4
liberaltrucker Jan 2017 #15
PatsFan87 Jan 2017 #16
MistakenLamb Jan 2017 #5
Nevernose Jan 2017 #6
halobeam Jan 2017 #17
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #7
MistakenLamb Jan 2017 #9
Docreed2003 Jan 2017 #8
msongs Jan 2017 #10
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #13
BSdetect Jan 2017 #11
JustAnotherGen Jan 2017 #14
Trekologer Jan 2017 #22
JustAnotherGen Jan 2017 #25
mcar Jan 2017 #18
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #19
PatsFan87 Jan 2017 #20
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #21
PatsFan87 Jan 2017 #23
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #24
Gothmog Jan 2017 #26
Drahthaardogs Jan 2017 #27
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #29
PatsFan87 Jan 2017 #30
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #31
PatsFan87 Jan 2017 #32
crazycatlady Jan 2017 #33

Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:10 PM

1. we need twice that many to go after and we liberal version of the Kock brothers to step up

 

before its too late....believe, we can push past the point of no return...and then all is lost

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:43 PM

12. Oh don't you know it's Soros!

Didn't you get your paycheck for marching?

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:01 AM

28. "liberal version of the Kock brothers to step up"

 

The liberal version of the Kock brothers is the people. Lets step up. Find a race and donate. Find quality PAC's that run commercials in close local districts and donate. Time. Money.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:11 PM

2. K & R ......for visibility..nt

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:12 PM

3. We also need to start getting people ID's

That shit isn't going away and the only way we'll be able to beat it is to make sure everyone that can vote gets an approved ID.

It may take renting buses and driving all kinds of people to Government offices but I think it's the only thing that's going to let us take back a lot of the States we've lost since 2010.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:13 PM

4. Anyone have the full list?

In the off chance one is near me I'd like to keep an eye out for chances to.help

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:14 PM

5. my district is listed!

we really want Roskam out of IL-6

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:14 PM

6. Don't forget swingleft.org

Which identifies the closest swing district. Mine, for instance, is Democratic, but only won by 1.6%. Defending that will be my congressional effort in 2018

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 03:39 PM

17. Thank you for that.

I just signed up for a swing district near me

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:14 PM

7. I haven't seen the full list yet

But the best course of action would be to donate to them (they will occasionally run ads in the offseason targeting congresscritters) or your state party.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:26 PM

9. I give 6 dollars a month to the It Starts Today PAC

and intend to volunteer and donate more to local races

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:16 PM

8. K&R...

Sad though that I didn't see Dianne Black on that list. She holds the seat that used to be occupied by Bart Gordon, a decent and practical democrat. It is my home district and where I was raised. I often wonder about running against her to retake the district.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:27 PM

10. DNC needs to have a dem in every election contest. if not the DNC chair should be dumped nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:43 PM

13. Get involved at the local level

Make sure all your municipal and school board races have Dems running. If they're vacant, consider putting your name on the ballot.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:29 PM

11. We need to move into these areas as RESIDENTS to vote.

I can manage that.

Expect they will try to stop this but as long as you meet the requirements it will be hard for them to refuse.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 03:00 PM

14. NJ 7th is on there!

We are harassing the fuck out of Leonard Lance - like a full court press assault on him. We are just going to have to keep it up.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 04:35 PM

22. Hello fellow 7er

Hopefully we can keep tenderizing him leading up to 2018. I think repeal and run is going to play a big role.

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Response to Trekologer (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 05:04 AM

25. Check out NJ 7

Action and Forward. We also have several Indivisible groups to organize and call/protest Lance. Every Wednesday 4:30 to 7 go to one of his offices - we are there.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 03:46 PM

18. I wonder if some Rs will soon start announcing their retirement

They will see what way the wind is blowing.

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Response to mcar (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 03:47 PM

19. I hope so

Open seats are usually easier targets than incumbents are.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 04:27 PM

20. Nice to see ME-02 on there.

Hopefully they find someone better to run than Emily Cain. She sucks.

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Response to PatsFan87 (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 04:28 PM

21. I have a soft spot for ME-02

I come from 8 generations from that district. My last direct relative (grandmother) there passed away in September, but I still love going up there.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:38 PM

23. It's a beautiful area. I went to college up there so I have a soft spot for it as well.

Blue Dog Mike Michaud represented the district for a while. The fact that he worked at a paper mill for years and was seen as an every day, down-to earth kind of guy really worked in his favor and allowed Dems to hold onto the seat. Unfortunately, status quo uninspiring Emily Cain has run for the seat the last two times and lost. A blue collar person, a veteran... some sort of "outsider" would be ideal.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 08:48 AM

26. We need to retake control of the House

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 08:58 AM

27. I think we need an activism forum where we can find

Stuff like this easily. As well as protests, etc.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:03 AM

29. I think we need a separate forum to discuss election issues

Activism, as well as targeted races,a 'race of the week' where DU donates to all at once, etc.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:45 AM

30. I agree. I'd love an area to talk about districts and brainstorm ways to help.

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Response to PatsFan87 (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:49 AM

31. YOu can always PM me

I've been a campaign staffer in 8 states (10 if you count volunteer) and I'm always following the horserace of downticket races (looking for my next one).

elections.dailykos.com is another good resource. The comments there are actually helpful and intelligent.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:02 AM

32. Thank you for the resource, I haven't come across it before.

Thank you for your offer of help as well! I'll probably take you up on it down the road. As a whole, I do wish this website would channel a lot of our energy into organization/activism mode though. We really need to hit the ground running.

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Response to PatsFan87 (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:07 AM

33. I do too

I wish that for every post bitching about how X Democrat isn't progressive enough or how Nancy Pelosi has no spine, etc that the poster would make just 10 phone calls on behalf of a local candidate of their choice. If not phone calls, then donate $10 to a candidate of their choice. Clictivism doesn't work, online petitions only exist for data mining. Phone calls, door knocking, etc works.

I'm channeling my anger into action.

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