We should focus on Congressional battles in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MO, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA & WI
Each of these states has a Senate battle that will be a key in determining whether we control the Senate.
While we are in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MO, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA and WI winning back control over the Senate, there are also key House races in these same states:
FL2, FL7, FL10, FL13, FL18, FL26,
Winning back control over the Senate and as many seats in the House as possible will greatly expand the scope of our achievable legislative goals.
If we can GOTV in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MO, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA and WI, there will be ZERO pathways for Trump to win, and Hillary will have the Congressional support she needs to break through the gridlock on our most important goals.
Hillary has a commanding lead, and Trump is imploding.
We must not lose sight of the fact that Hillary cannot achieve our most ambitious goals unless we take the Senate and move the House, too.
PS - We also have important House battles in AK's at large seat and in CA21, CA25, CA49, KS3, ME2, MI6, MI8, MN2, MN3, NJ5, NY1, NY3, NY19, NY21, NY22, NY24, SC5, TX23, UT4 and VA5. I'm not suggesting that we de-emphasize these key races. I'm just suggesting that there are synergies we should be exploiting in the 14 states which are (1) important contests in the presidential race, (2) which also have critical Senate races, and (3) also have pivotal House races. If we GOTV in these 14 front-line battleground states, we win the election from the top of the ballot to the bottom.
that would be beyond fantastic.
Our primary election is today, so we'll learn who we'll be facing in those districts. I hope people in every state work hard to flip congressional districts that are close. We can do this, with outstanding GOTV effforts.
Notably the Ami Bera/Scott Jones race in Congressional district 7. Neither have favorables. Bera's dad and his troubles, and the sexual charges against the department while Jones was the Sac county sheriff. It's nip and tuck right now.
helps Morgan Carroll beat incumbent Mike Coffman in CO6 (Aurora and suburbs on the outskirts of Denver), which has been a Republican safe seat for ages but is now winnable due to redistricting and demographic shifts.
This is a red-to-blue opportunity we cannot afford to miss.
Perhaps will canvas for them, although that's probably covered when I canvas for Hillary, right? I live in Mass. I urge every Hillary supporter in a safe state to adopt a contested senate and house Democrat.
I don't know how to work for state legislatures outside my state. Just give to the DNC???
We can donate directly to the Carol Shea-Porter and Maggie Hassan campaigns!
Congress would be made ridiculously better with the replacement of Ayotte and Guinta with Hassan and Shea-Porter!
...wondering how out of state people can help candidates for state legislatures.
The Koch brothers are concentrating on Congressional races for a reason. All the GOP really needs is to keep control of the House, relatively easy due to gerrymandering, to control the legislative process.
If the GOP can hold the House, the 2018 non-Presidential election will have more Democrats that Republicans defending Senate seats.
gotta go. that will be so sweet. I think there's a greater chance of McRory losing though, need to get better informed.
check out this thread from the other day: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512349482
The GOP was forced by the courts to "un-gerrymander" the state. This election has several congressional districts which are no longer "safe" GOP seats (a few dem ones as well). Between that, and the fact that every single state legislator seat in both chambers was forced to be put back up for re-election provides a very good opportunity to at least turn the state a more favorable shade of purple. I hope we see an effort on the part of democrats to "remind" the voters that their districts might actually be competitive this time around and that their vote truly will "count".
This is already the strategy -
'Our' job 'we' - volunteer to take people to the polls, assist people with registration, make calls and canvass.
I believe the campaign is in good hands. But they need our help.
Even if the whole state is certain to go Democrat or Republican there may be congressional districts that can be picked up.
I live in Mass but have adopted Hassan and Shea-Porter for donations and maybe phone calls or whatever they might contact me about.
Can we help candidates for state legislatures if we don't live in their states?
Just donated my Democratic house candidate, Matt Detch.
A long shot as we're an R+14 district, but it made me feel good anyway, that and a donation to Hillary.