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Feb 25, 2004

Update: NY 1

In case you didn’t catch it, an NRCC Favorite, Brookhaven Town Supervisor John Jay LaValle, declined to run against incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop. That leaves Bishop only one GOP opponent, Bill Manger, who Supervisor LaValle has called “... nobody, really”.

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Feb 25, 2004

New URL for The Stakeholder

I have moved The Stakeholder from its unwieldy http://65.108.109.16/mt to blog.dccc.org. Should be easy enough to remember, please update your bookmarks, blogrolls, etc. If you have been trying to use our RSS feed, the new URL should work better in your software. Thanks for bearing with us - there should be some more technical modifications in the coming weeks. Feel free to suggest any technical problems/suggestions in the comments here. update: I have also edited the title.

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Feb 24, 2004

Guest Post: Jesse Lee at Chandler’s Swearing In

Ben Chandler Takes His Seat at the Table As the DCCC watched the astonishing election results roll in from Kentucky-6 on February 17th, an obvious question presented itself: If we can do this in the heart of Kentucky, why can’t we do everywhere? As Democrats gathered in jubilation tonight, awaiting the swearing in of our newest member, we had a chance to pose this question to the man himself. �That’s absolutely right,” said Chandler.  �We took a Republican district, …

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Feb 24, 2004

Polisphere and the Blogosphere

Kuff and Atrios have great posts about how the parties need to do more to build the blogosphere. Point well taken. In the buildup to launching our modest blog, we in Online Operations did have to fight uphill. Most of our staff had never seen one, but when we showed them a few they were pretty interested, and I have even caught a few reading them on their own now. We have made some modest shout outs in some …

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Feb 24, 2004

Morning Congressional News

While we could never duplicate the Hamster’s Headlines, There are a couple stories that we found interesting this morning… First, in a Texas Update, it appears that Tom Delay may have helped launder corporate money and put it into the campaigns of some Texas Republicans. Off the Kuff has backstory (from yesterday). Today the Miami Herald is running an update from the Houston Chronicle on the Grand Jury investigation. Second, KBR (subsidiary of Cheney’s company Halliburton) is now the …

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Feb 23, 2004

All eyes on SD

Kos points to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and NRCC spokesperson Bo Harmon who says that ”[South Dakota] is at the top of our priority list, and that means strong involvement from the committee to let voters know who Larry Diedrich is,” he said. That also means access to Republican dignitaries at the national level who could campaign at Diedrich’s side, he said. We are going to need every hand on deck for this one. But, if you needed …

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Feb 23, 2004

Googling the NRCC Blog

Apparently, while I was fuming about the NRCC (our GOP counterpart) on Friday, I failed to notice that if you go to Google.com, type in “NRCC Blog” and hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, our site comes up. Tee hee!

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Feb 20, 2004

NRCC is NRCCrazy

You know, the NRCC can make all the snide comments they want, they can call our chair “Matsilly” on their “blog”, (the title of their post is “DCCC: Matsui is Matsilly”) but their nasty talk doesn’t change these two facts. a) the article they cite implying that Chair Matsui and the Democrats are “suffering from an election night hangover” says nothing of ths sort. here is the full text of the article from USA Today. b) the other article …

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Feb 19, 2004

Article on donations from bloggers

You’ve probably seen this Wired piece about the growing importance of blog contributions.  Kos makes the point that campaigns need to view bloggers as more than a convenient ATM.  We agree!  We must recognize that Bloggers’ “contributions” have already been far more than money alone (although money counts a lot).  We, the political community, need your ideas, your energy, your communities, as well as your financial contributions.  Undoubtedly, this is a learning curve for us, but we’re committed to …

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Feb 19, 2004

Kerr Not Running for November Election

The AP just posted a release that Kerr has decided to NOT run in the GOP primary for the KY 6 seat. here it is

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Feb 19, 2004

Kerr and Bush, Sitting in a Tree

�Rep. Thomas Reynolds of New York countered, ‘Democrats are going to claim whatever they want, but the reality is that it’s hogwash.’ ” � Lexington Herald-Leader Now far be it from us to gloat, but as Republicans scramble to disassociate the party leadership from Kerr’s dismal performance, we thought it might be worth taking a walk down memory lane to revisit the failed romance between the GOP powers that be and their jilted, abandoned rubberstamp-to-be: December 16- Kerr announces …

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Feb 18, 2004

Chandler Victory Speech

While the nation’s newspapers focused primarily on last night’s Wisconsin primary election, the political world in Washington, DC was abuzz regarding stunning defeat of Alice Forgy Kerr. The predictable spin was everywhere: “This has NOTHING to do with President Bush or national politics.” (Karl Rove Call Home)

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Feb 18, 2004

More Photos from Kentucky!

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Vicious Attack Poodle… Shall keep the DCCC Volunteers from finding every last vote in Kentucky 6! Here are some more photos from election day. (again, the photos are kind of big, so the page will take a while to load)

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Feb 18, 2004

“This is just the beginning!” - Ben Chandler

At 8:08 PM tonight Milton Evans electrified the hundreds of people gathered at the National Guard armory when he introduced them to the new Member of Congress for Kentucky 06, Ben Chandler. Waves of applause and screams of approval engulfed Evans, a Korean War veteran and an animating spirit of the Chandler campaign. The large crowd that had gathered WAS Kentucky.  Men and women; young and old; black and white, yellow and brown; union workers, small business people and …

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Feb 17, 2004

Reactions from the D-Trip

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