Great news! Thanks in large part to our great grassroots supporters, the DSCC handily outraised the Republicans in the third quarter: $4.53 million to $3.4 million. You deserve much of the credit: Thank you. Individual Democratic Senate candidates also posted impressive fundraising totals, while Republicans are still struggling to find strong candidates in a number of swing states. Meanwhile, even a Fox News analyst is calling out Republicans on their voter suppression schemes, and the New York Times has a good look at how the 2012 Election could boost – or reduce – the number of women serving in the Senate. And one Democratic senator has had it with Republican obstruction – check out this great video of Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet.
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Democrats Win 3rd Quarter Fundraising Race
This is really great news: Third quarter fundraising totals are in, and the DSCC (thanks to you) outraised the Republican Senate committee by more than a million dollars: $4.53 million to $3.4 million. The fundraising edge also extends to individual races across the country. Democrats outraised Republicans in 9 of the 11 most competitive contests, thanks to the hard work of our excellent candidates and the generosity of Democratic supporters.
GOP Has Recruiting Blues in Red States
Here’s proof of just how unpredictable politics is: Republicans are struggling to find credible candidates in a number of red states, complicating their drive to take back the Senate. Two of the best examples are Missouri and Florida, where the GOP’s candidates are weak and fundraising is lagging. Full Article »
Analysis: Time to Fight GOP on Voting Rights
Juan Williams – who just happens to be a Fox News political analyst – has a good take here on how Republicans are using new laws to try to disenfranchise voters and skew the results of the 2012 Election. Williams notes that the DSCC formally requested that the Department of Justice do what it could to stop voter suppression in Florida. Williams says it’s time for Justice to act before voters’ rights are violated. Full Article »
Fight Back With Our Election Protection Project
The GOP’s strategy is to suppress the vote and win the 2012 Election. Here’s how you can help stop them: Check out our Election Protection Project, where you can read up on the new laws, sign our petition, register to vote and share information with family and friends on social networks.
Will 2012 Be The Year of the Woman? Maybe.
2012 could be great – or awful – for the representation of women in the United States Senate, according to the New York Times. 10 presumed Democratic nominees are women, including six sitting senators, and a number of other women are competing in Democratic primaries. Meanwhile, Republicans are lagging in their recruitment of women. If Republicans take the Senate, it could be a disaster for women’s representation in the Senate – not to mention women’s rights. Full Article »
Democratic Senator Calls Out GOP’s Obstruction
Here’s a video you’ve got to see: Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet, who won re-election last year, gave a powerful speech on the floor of the Senate during which he lambasted the Republicans’ continued obstruction of an education bill. Our nation needs more leaders like Sen. Bennet, and we’re working hard every day to elect them. Full Article »
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