Final fundraising appeal

If you haven’t already contributed money to Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark, now is your absolutely, positively last chance to do it. The candidates will take a close look at their cash-on-hand this weekend, and book their final media buys. Today is your last and best chance to make a difference in these two very important races.

The Republicans are now spending millions of dollars on two seats they never thought they’d have to seriously defend, and it would be a shame if Darcy and Peter missed out on the Democratic wave because they were outspent during the final week of the campaign. (That’s exactly what happened to Dave Ross two years ago.) It is time to dig deep down into our pockets and give until it hurts.

So here’s our target, and I know it’s ambitious, but I also know that we can do it. 317 readers have already given $25,424.38 via HA’s Act Blue page. Over the next 24 hours, I want you to help us hit the $30,000 mark.

This is perhaps the most important congressional election in a generation, so I am asking all of you to give as much as you can. A single reader could bring us most of the way towards our target simply by making the maximum $2,100 donation to each candidate, and surely, at least a few of my readers can afford this. I myself have worked my way into debt over the past year, rejecting paying work so that I could devote myself fully towards political activism, and yet I have just put another $200.00 on my credit card, split between Darcy and Peter. My hope is that a dozen or more of you will follow my lead with donations of equal or greater value.

This will be looked back on as an historic election, the one in which netroots activists truly started to reshape the political landscape. Please join me in making history. Please give what you can today.


  1. 1

    Anonymous spews:

    “This will be looked back on as an historic election, the one in which netroots activists truly started to reshape the political landscape.”


    How many starts do you nutroots NEED?

    netrots rally cry… DO OVER!

  2. 2

    GBS spews:

    @ 6:

    Yeah, those were the same sentiments the conservatives were spouting about Clinton’s economic plans.

    Good luck with that, you dolt.

  3. 3

    John425 spews:

    Most of Dipsy-Doodle Darcy’s campaign contributions come from outsiders. Most of us in the 8th District will be re-electing Dave Reichert.

  4. 4

    Daddy Love spews:

    9 ANony

    Sorry, Anon, but you’re wrong. I live and work in the 8th and I am hearing people talking about Darcy all over the place.

  5. 5

    Anonymous spews:

    Ms. Burner, according to ActBlue, is one of the top ten funded candidates. She’s even garnered more funding than the Senator. The WA-08 race is going to be tighter than Mark Foley’s dreamsqueeze.

    Commentby A true dilemma— 10/27/06@ 11:41 am

    and yet the 8th continues to ask “Darcy who???”

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    Jim-penis-in-mouth-Webb spews:

    Daddy Love

    Not among the study findings:

    Most of the supporters do not realize that embryonic stem cell research and prospective treatments require the creation of a clone to kill in order to harvest the stem cells.


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    rhp6033 spews:

    Goldy, I guess I follow your rationale, and I don’t have any objection to maxing out my contributions this week. But I have to wonder how much good any advertising is really going to do this week, either for the Democrats or the Republicans. I know Darcy isn’t running in Snohomish County where we have an all vote-by-mail system now, but aren’t most King County ballots now cast as mail-in votes anyway? If so, I think we are more in an extended get-out-the-vote campaign mode, than we are in a traditional “last week of campaign” mode. I already mailed out my ballot at last Monday. But I’ll still make another contribution to Darcy, just in the hopes it makes MTR and JCH cringe a little more.

    Yesterday I received a letter of thanks from Burner for my earlier contribution. I guess its nice, and I’m sure its common practice to always acknowledge contributions from your supporters (its a lesson I learned in dealing with nonprofits previously). But I’d rather she used the money to mail to somebody who might be undecided, rather than to somebody who (a) had already contributed, and (b) can’t vote for her anyway, because I’m not in her district.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    11 Anony

    It compares favorably to the 30 pounds of “Darcy is the Devil” crap I received from the RNC and NRCC, while Gay Pride Dave kept his hands scrupulously clean.

  9. 11

    GBS spews:

    Safavian sentenced to 18 months in jail
    Judge notes ‘abuse of public trust’, desire to ‘hang out with the big boys’

    Safavian openly wept in court as he asked for leniency . . .

    JCH, MTR, Klake, Puddybud, MWS, ChristmasGhost, HowCanYouBeProudToBeAnAss, Janet S. (aka anonymous):

    Can any of you explain why conservative men are such raging pussies?

    Is it because all of you were insecure, snot nosed, little whiney shits as children?

    Jesus Fucking Christ you guys are the biggest collection of little, crying ass, pussy-whipped, ass wipes I’ve ever seen.

    No wonder the terrorist have ZERO respect for Americans. Every time they turn on the TV there’s some Republican crying his little fucking eyes out.

    It looks like the Soccer Mom’s need to wipe the bottoms of their so called “men,” powder their bottoms and put on fresh diapers.

    It might be a good time to invest in Pampers because come this January when Speaker Pelosi has subpoena powers there’s going to be a lot more Republicans whining like the pussies they are.

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Housing sales are slumping, consumer and adjustable mortgate interest charges are rising, and inflation remains a concern in Federal Reserve policymaking. Many economists are forecasting a recession next year or in 2008 (a presidential election year).

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    A true dilemma spews:

    Ms. Burner, according to ActBlue, is one of the top ten funded candidates. She’s even garnered more funding than the Senator. The WA-08 race is going to be tighter than Mark Foley’s dreamsqueeze.

  12. 15

    Anonymous spews:

    “This will be looked back on as an historic election, the one in which netroots activists truly started to reshape the political landscape.”


  13. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I think McGavick should run ads telling us the economy’s great and that’s why we should vote for him! I’d like to see how well that plays in Auburn and Zillah, and every working-class town between.

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    Jim-penis-in-mouth-Webb spews:

    I just sent my $500 to Reichert, and have mailed both of my ballots. Only two more provisionals to fill out on election day and I am done. I just need to practice my various signatures for the ballot verification. Isn’t registering by mail fun?

  15. 18

    Kurtyboy spews:

    Matched ya’ Goldy—Best I could do…

    Less than $1500 to the 30K mark now, and nearly 350 donors.

    The GOP looks desperate–because they ARE desperate.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In today’s business news, the nation’s largest car dealer, AutoNation, announced it will slash its manufacturer orders by 30% and reported sharply lower profits as falling sales and rising interest rate contribute to unsold vehicle stacking up in dealer and factory inventories.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    For the past five years, Democrats have seemed more or less vulnerable on national security issues. Bush and the Republicans projected a clear image of taking the war to the enemy, and never yielding in their drive to defeat radical “Islamists.” However, recent events (dare I say “reality?”) have reversed this phenomenon. Now that Bush has admitted outright that “stay the course” is no longer the correct policy, he’s also admitting that the Republican position is, well, wrong. Now that this is the case, Republicans are forced to offer alternatives, which of course contain some elements such as milestones, performance benchmarks, “timetables” (we never said “timetables!”) or whatever.

    Politically, it looks like the GOP is adopting the Democratic position. The mainstream media has run plenty of stories about the morass of dsaster in Iraq and the administration’s sputtering about “change,” but who in the press has acknowledged that the administration is adopting the Democratic position from last year? Strip away the tortured semantics of “no timetable” and it’s the Pelosi/Reid plan they sent in a letter to the president.

    Face it, wingnuts. The Democrats were actually right about a major national security issue and had a more “serious” response to it at an earlier date than the Republicans did.

    Pause for exploding brains.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    A new national study
    revealed that American voters’ support for stem cell research increased after they viewed an ad featuring Michael J. Fox in which he expresses his support for candidates who are in favor of stem cell research.

    The study was conducted among 955 Americans by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) during October 24-25, to obtain Americans’ views on the stem cell research before and after they watched the ad.

    Among the study findings:

    * Among all respondents, support for stem cell research increased from 78% prior to viewing the ad, to 83% after viewing the ad. Support among Democrats increased from 89% to 93%, support among Republicans increased from 66% to 68% and support among Independents increased from 80% to 87% after viewing the ad.
    * The perception that the November election is relevant to the U.S. policy on stem cell research increased across all voter segments, with an increase of 9% among all respondents pre- and post-viewing from 62% to 71%. The Democrats’ perception increased from 75% to 83%, Republicans’ perception increased from 55% to 62% and Independents’ perception increased from 60% to 68% pre- and post-viewing.


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    John Barelli spews:

    It’s not much, but I can bring lunch from home for another couple of days, and if my Congressman (Norm Dicks) can pitch in $100,000, I can spare a twenty for Ms. Burner.

    The editorial board of the Post Intelligencer interviewed them both before deciding on their endorsement. Ms. Burner sounds like a quiet, polite lady, never raising her voice while she rips Mr. Reichert apart.

    Really good listening.