Dave Reichert: Why won’t you debate

After opposing equal pay for women, marriage equality, and a fair minimum wage, and after wasting 24 billion taxpayer dollars shutting down the government, is it any wonder he is shying away from the public eye?

He should be afraid to debate that record. That’s why I’m challenging Dave Reichert for Congress.

I believe it is the responsibility of any person seeking elected office to stand up and debate the issues. If you can’t explain your positions then you haven’t earned your seat.

Instead, Reichert chooses to ignore constituents and marches in lockstep with Tea Party extremists. The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve answers. Click here to add your voice and demand Dave Reichert debate. 

I’ll debate Dave anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to talk about the values I believe in: equality, economic fairness, and an end to gridlock.

Our district is one of only 17 districts in the entire country where President Obama won and a Republican congressman holds office. We can turn this district blue with your help. We can make sure our country has a congress that wants to work, not obstruct.

I need you, my fellow Democrat, to support our campaign by signing our petition demanding that Reichert participate in a debate this fall.

The people of the 8th district need your help and I know we can count on you.


PS – This is going to be a close election and we need your help. Please consider contributing to our campaign to turn the 8th CD blue!

Ken Ellis and Strong Families via Change.org


Four years ago, Albuquerque police shot and killed my son, Ken Ellis III. He was a 25-year-old Iraq war veteran – wounded in action and suffering from severe PTSD – and a father. Nobody has ever been held accountable for his death.

Ken’s not alone – Albuquerque officers have shot and killed at least 27 people since 2010 in a pattern of unnecessary aggression and violence. Even the Department of Justice found that most of the police shootings in Albuquerque between 2010 and 2012 were unconstitutional.

My son Ken, an Iraq war veteran, is one of 27 people shot and killed by Albuquerque police since 2010. Sign my petition asking for officers who unconstitutionally shot people to be prosecuted.

Things are taking an interesting turn here – suddenly races in Nebraska are coming into play!

House Majority PAC Donate Now

Some of you may have seen the Politico article, “A wave for House Republicans?” that breaks the news that Congressional Leadership Fund and American Action Network are spending another $3 million in 7 House races, doubling down on some top targets and “expanding the map” into blue seats.

Let’s look at the facts: Republicans have not been able to “put away” Democratic incumbents even in tough districts, and so they are trying to bury us in an avalanche of money. Luckily, we’ve been paying attention to these races all along and reserved our time early so we are paying far less for our television than they are, and are well-positioned to win in every one of these seats – if we can ensure we aren’t being out-communicated by the other side.

The races that they are “doubling down” on are all races where the Democrat is currently leading. Republicans have already been spending or have reserved TV time in 4 of the 7 races they’re targeting, and Democrats are tied or leading – albeit narrowly in some cases – in all of them. For example, Joe Garcia (FL-26) and Bill Enyart (IL-12) are both tied in our internal polling. In our internal poll, we have Collin Peterson (MN-07) leading outside the margin of error and last week a public poll showed Peterson leading 50%-41%.

And in MA-06, where Seth Moulton is taking on Richard Tisei, our late September poll showed Moulton with a ten-point lead. Public polls have been all over the map, but most show Moulton with a strong lead. We’re on the air beginning Tuesdaywith this ad, a very straightforward comparative spot that we think will close the deal with voters.

To be clear, these races are all extremely close and this new influx of Republican money is concerning. House Majority PAC has spent or plans to spend in all of these races – if we could raise even a little bit more it would make a difference. For example, we would like to extend out our extremely effective ad supporting Garcia and showing Carlos Curbelo, in his own words, endorsing damaging changes to Social Security.

Democrats are leading in the races that they are using to “expand the map” as well.

CLF andAAN are attempting to put threeadditional races into play, including NY-18 where Sean Patrick Maloney is facing a rematch with NanHayworth.Frankly, we always knew this race would be close and it is a real indictment on the Republicans that they have ignored it for so long. Our polling here has consistently shown Maloney with a 3-point lead. We’re investing over a million dollars here, and paying much, much lower rates than the Republicans are. Here is our latest ad in this district.

Republicans are also looking to put IA-01 and HI-01 into play – two Democratic districts. The underlying dynamics of those districts and the public polling we have seen indicates that a national Republican wave is going to have to happen in order for those two districts to be truly in play. We feel confident we’ll hold those on November 4th.

Who are American Action Network and Congressional Leadership Fund?

AAN is a 501c(4) that doesn’t disclose its donors. CLF is a super PAC whose biggest donor this cycle is Chevron, which gave them $2 million dollars. In fact, the majority of their donors are corporations. Sheldon Adelson gave this group $5 million last cycle and may be funding these efforts again – we don’t know, because donors from now until the election aren’t public until December. AAN’s donors will never be made public. Both groups are strongly supported by Speaker John Boehner.
We are at a critical moment. In these 7 races, and others around the country, we find ourselves facing two dynamics – on the positive side, we see poll numbers improving slightly and Democrats are staying strong, despite the nasty attack ads. On the negative side, every day there is a new big Republicanbuy.We don’t have to match them dollar-for-dollar, but we can’t allow them to dramatically out-communicate us. A week from today, we have to wire millions of dollars to TV stations for our final week’s ad buy. We are still short of where we need to be, and we could use your help. Thanks for the consideration!

Iowa: meet Bruce Braley, Democratic Party ~ Iowa


Lots of Democrats are facing tough challenges in this year’s elections — including my friend Bruce Braley in Iowa.

He’s running in a dead heat with his Tea Party-backed opponent and facing millions in outside spending in the state. But I know Bruce, and he’s not one to back down from a fight. No matter what the odds.

As a Congressman, he has been on the front lines of the battle to make college more affordable, he’s advocated for raising the federal minimum wage, and no one has been a stronger champion for our veterans than Bruce.

Bruce and his team need to hit a $65,000 goal before their FEC deadline in 7 days — and they could use our help. Can you give $5 or more today?

Bruce is on the front lines in the battle for control of the Senate. And the Tea Party and the Koch brothers are backing one of the most radical candidates of the election cycle — Bruce’s GOP opponent.

We cannot let the Tea Party take over Iowa. We need to back Bruce because he’ll help us keep control of the Senate.

Help me give Bruce and his grassroots team a leg up. Contribute $5 or more to make sure they reach their $65,000 before the FEC deadline.

Thank you.

Harry Reid


Resource: his website

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