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Monday, March 27

Let's Put the Smackdown on Tom Tancredo

Someone mentioned in another thread that ginormous Piece of Shit Tom Tancredo. I believe Tancredo was mentioned in the context of being the Worst Person in the World, rather than that bloodsucker David Brooks, who Liz posted about below, the fucker who is provided our troops with defective armor so that he could give his little pookie the bat mitvah she wanted. But I digress. If you agree that Tancredo is a total piece of fecal matter (wink to Pissed off Patricia), here is your chance to do something about him.

A couple weeks ago, I signed up for email alerts from Russ Feingold's Progressive Patriot Fund. It is a fund Feingold started to provide money to a slate of progressive Democratic candidates running against incumbent Republicans. Email recipients were asked to vote on which candidate should get the money from the fund (not a huge amount, only $5,000). There were several interesting choices; I cast my vote for Tammy Duckworth, a war veteran who lost both her legs while piloting a helicopter in Iraq. She is running to fill the seat of Henry Hyde in Illinois. (How big would that be? Anyone out there my age or better will recall that it was Henry Hyde who first offered up an amendment to the budget prohibiting public funds from being used to provide abortion services.) Well, unfortunately, Tammy did not win the money. And while I am disappointed, I am pretty pleased at who was selected to receive the money. Here's the email I just got:

Dear Red,

I'm proud to congratulate Bill Winter as being the netroots' choice for our second Pick a Progressive Patriot event. Bill received thousands of votes from members of the Progressive Patriots Fund community, and we'll be sending him a contribution of $5,000 today to help his efforts.

Bill Winter, a Navy and Marine Corps veteran who views public service as a patriotic calling, is running against Tom Tancredo in the Colorado 6th District. To learn more about Bill, please visit his website and consider joining me in making a contribution to his campaign.

In addition to supporting Bill Winter, I'm happy to announce that the Progressive Patriots Fund will be sending smaller contributions to all of the other candidates who were featured in this latest event. All are worthy of our support, and I hope they will all join me in Congress in 2006.

The upcoming November elections are critical in our efforts to bring accountability to this President. I am determined to help elect more Democrats across the country and I want to thank all of you who have contributed to this effort and have taken the time to share with me your recommendations for which candidates are deserving of our collective support.

I look forward to our next "Pick a Progressive Patriot" event, to be held later this year. Please keep sending in those suggestions; everyone we've supported so far has been recommended through our candidate suggestion form, and this will continue to be the way the Progressive Patriots Fund chooses who to feature in our Pick a Progressive Patriot events.

Thank you for your support in the past weeks, and look forward to more events like "Pick a Progressive Patriot" in the future!

Sincerely,

Russ Feingold
United States Senator
Honorary Chair, Progressive Patriots Fund

You can contribute to Mr. Winter's campaign here. I will be sending check out today. I urge others to do likewise if they are able.

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