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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:51 PM

Ginsburg's passing really broke my wife.

Last edited Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:14 PM - Edit history (3)

She was crying last night. Ginsburg really was her hero. I want to make a donation in Ginsburg's memory to the senate seats most likely to flip. Any suggestions? Progressives, women, or minority candidates would be a bonus but I am a pragmatic guy would prefer seats which are winnable.

UPDATE:
Based on suggestions I am going to donate to
Harrison
Gideon
Bullock
Greenfield

in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in order to try and turn the Senate blue and protect her legacy.

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Reply Ginsburg's passing really broke my wife. (Original post)
Statistical Sep 19 OP
Dream Girl Sep 19 #1
tblue37 Sep 19 #2
Leghorn21 Sep 19 #3
dem4decades Sep 19 #4
Statistical Sep 19 #14
dem4decades Sep 19 #24
Statistical Sep 19 #27
dem4decades Sep 19 #28
volstork Sep 19 #37
FailureToCommunicate Sep 19 #47
BannonsLiver Sep 19 #5
Maru Kitteh Sep 19 #6
Statistical Sep 19 #18
wryter2000 Sep 19 #7
lanlady Sep 19 #8
Codeine Sep 19 #19
Bayard Sep 19 #29
crickets Sep 19 #9
Ananda62 Sep 19 #35
IrishEyes Sep 19 #10
northoftheborder Sep 19 #12
mokawanis Sep 19 #11
Blue_true Sep 19 #13
OregonBlue Sep 19 #15
Statistical Sep 19 #17
Bev54 Sep 19 #26
Statistical Sep 19 #16
Maru Kitteh Sep 19 #36
rurallib Sep 19 #20
Statistical Sep 19 #21
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Statistical Sep 19 #42
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Martin Eden Sep 19 #22
Ilsa Sep 19 #45
Martin Eden Sep 20 #49
Bev54 Sep 19 #25
dameatball Sep 19 #30
Joinfortmill Sep 19 #31
beastie boy Sep 19 #32
Maru Kitteh Sep 19 #38
Gilbert Moore Sep 19 #33
demtenjeep Sep 19 #34
NewEnglandAutumn Sep 19 #39
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ananda Sep 19 #41
dem4decades Sep 19 #43
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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:53 PM

1. I'd start with Jamie Harrison

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:53 PM

2. Jaime Harrison, to get rid of Lindsey Graham. They are presently tied. nt

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:56 PM

3. Jaime Harrison, Stat -

and THANK YOU

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:57 PM

4. There was a 500% match for a Harrison donation today. After i donated a

Page came up and if i donated again it was 600% match.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:00 PM

14. Thanks. Do you have a link to that? Was it just on his website?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:44 PM

27. Thanks just used it. Decided to go with Harrison, Giddeon, Bullock, and Greenfield

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Response to Statistical (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:47 PM

28. Awesome. I'm pretty depressed but that made me feel better.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:27 PM

37. Done!

Thanks for the link!

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:31 PM

47. Thanks for the link. Just sent in more $.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:57 PM

5. Harrison, Bullock in Montana

Gideon in Maine, is another.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:01 PM

6. Bullock in Montana, he's been a very popular gov, and Montana Dems are MOTIVATED

For reals.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:14 PM

18. Thanks. Added him to the list. nt

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:01 PM

7. The woman running against Susan Collins in Maine

I think her name is Sara Gideon.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:04 PM

8. Amy McGrath

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Response to lanlady (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:15 PM

19. He specifically mentioned people who can win.

McGrath is down nearly 20 points. Shes so done shes falling off the bone.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:50 PM

29. Depends on which poll you're looking at

"A recent poll carried out by Quinnipiac University showed McConnell with the support of 49 percent of Kentucky voters compared to just 44 percent backing McGrath. But polling by Bluegrass Data Analytics showed a somewhat closer race, although McConnell still led by 3 percentage points. In that survey, the Republican was supported by 49 percent of Kentucky voters as opposed to 46 percent who backed the Democratic challenger." Per Newsweek, on 9/15.

She can do it.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:10 PM

9. You might be interested in this:

Get Mitch or Die Trying
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

Contributions are split among about a dozen top Senate races that the organization believes will make the biggest difference, including Jaime Harrison.

We are all devastated by the loss of RBG, but my heart goes out to your wife for taking it so especially hard.

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Response to crickets (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:26 PM

35. I donated to the GetMitch site

And to Jaime Harrison directly and to the NVDems. Three donations in 1 hour after learning of RBGs death. Im a retiree and on a fixed income, but this is the most important election of my life and I give what I can.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:13 PM

10. Personally, I donated to MJ Hegar in Texas.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:52 PM

12. Ditto - against Cornyn

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:39 PM

11. My 13 y.o granddaughter adored Ginsburg

As soon as we heard the bad news my wife called our granddaughter to console her. I can't think of a better role-model than Ginsburg and I'm so glad my granddaughter felt a strong attachment to her.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:57 PM

13. Jaime Harrison-South Carolina, Steve Bullock-Montana, Cal Cunningham-North Carolina

I made contributions to Biden/Harris, Doug Jones-Alabama and Lauren Underwood-House-Illinois, this morning.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:00 PM

15. Tell her she's not alone. I can't stop bawling. I fear for the women of this country and for the

nation itself.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:03 PM

17. Thanks. Will let her know. I feel kinda powerless but I can donate to some good candidates. nt

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:41 PM

26. It is good to grieve and then get up and fight like hell

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:02 PM

16. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. So def going with ...

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So def going with ...
Harrison
Gideon
Bullock
Greenfield

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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Response to Statistical (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:27 PM

36. One more shameless plug for Bullock, ✅ the polls, he can win

And thanks for the support!

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:29 PM

20. May I suggest Theresa Greenfield in Iowa against Joni Ernst?

the race is a dead heat and we really need to get Ernst out of there.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:32 PM

21. I was just reading about her and the fact that Ernst used Ginsberg's death as a fundraising plan.

She is on the list. Thanks.

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Response to Statistical (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:34 PM

23. thank you!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:44 PM

42. Bonus. We accidentally donated twice to Greenfield.

Alcohol may or may not have been involved. Anyways money for a good cause.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:33 PM

22. My sister is contemplating suicide if Trump wins

The passing of RBG has not put her into a better state of emotional health.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:26 PM

45. Please get her help, perhaps by offering her

an alternative, like moving to another country, as hard as it would be. She needs to not let him win over her.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #45)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:16 AM

49. She's talking about Italy, which is better than ending it

She'd prefer Canada, but they don't take people over 60 unless sponsored by a relative. Unfortunately my sister has some serious health problems and will soon turn 66.

For the most part she's been positive in dealing with her health but Trump has almost driven her to despair, and I hope RBG passing won't push her over the edge.

Thank you for caring.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

25. Jaime Harrison in SC against Lindsey Graham

They are in a tie right now. There is a good chance to win this.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

30. Good post. I sent them all something. Actually, had already donated to Harrison earlier today, but

the other three are good idea as well.
Not sure why the Gideon donation got split with Merkley but that's what ActBlue said.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:07 PM

31. You are awesome

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:16 PM

32. Gross of Alaska. Latest poll has him tied with Sullivan(R)

This race is kind of easy to overlook, but this may be the biggest bang for the buck. Because of the small number of people living in Alaska there are fewer individuals to flip for the seat that counts as much as any other state.

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Response to beastie boy (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:28 PM

38. Very great point!

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:18 PM

33. Senate $$$

This is how I "sprinkled the infield"....

AZ Kelly

(NC-D) Cal Cunningham

(MI-D) Gary Peters +4

Georgia (D)Jon Ossoff

(SC-D) Jaime Harrison DOUBLE

Kansas (D) Dr. Barbara Bollier

Alaska (I- backed by Ds) Al Gross

Iowa-D Theresa Greenfield

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:21 PM

34. it broke me

badly

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:33 PM

39. I have also been upset

I left work early last night because I was so upset. I decided to donate to Amy McGrath in RBG's memory.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:38 PM

40. FiveThirtyEight.com and the tightest Senate races

FiveThirtyEight.com - https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-election-forecast/senate/

There is a map where you can hover over a state and see the Senate race(s)

Scroll down a ways, and there is a table below the map, default is sorted by 538's probability of winning. As of Sept 19, in order of the tightest races (these are probabilities that the indicated party will win (all of the Senate races are listed, I'm just showing the top 4 here) :

9/19:
#1 Maine 52% (D),
#2 Iowa 59% (R),
#3 N.Car 62% (D),
#4 Colo 68% (D) .

In 3 of the 4, the Dem has best chance to win. The other, Iowa, has horrible sickening Joni Ernst (R) ahead of Theresa Greenfield -- this after being almost tied.


Click on any row in this table to see the polls for that race

Being from Minnesota, I so want that Iowa puke-wagon out.

(Minnesota doesn't have a close Senate race, thankfully, despite two (two!) Cannabis party clowns on the ballot -- yes, two (two!) legalize cannabis parties achieved major party status in Minnesota (the Green Party did not, but I wonder which is more of a spoiler threat).

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:41 PM

41. I know. This is a hard one.

I made some donations too.

Let's get this job done!

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:53 PM

43. The passing of RGB made me sad but i was holding it together until

I heard a sound at my window and went out and found one of my hummers dead on the ground. It was like all things beautiful were dying. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'm beyond sad.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:30 PM

46. I'm so sorry your wife is taking it so hard.

I spoke with a friend, a female minister today, in person at an event. We both just shook our heads in grief over RBG's passing, "for so many reasons," she said.

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Response to Statistical (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:05 PM

48. Thanks for starting this thread. It helps me make my own 'short' list. nt

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