I’m very pleased to let you know that Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak, candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, will join us at Senate Guru tomorrow, Thursday September 10, at 5pm Eastern Time for a live blog session. I’m sure he will update us on how his campaign is going, discuss a variety of issues, offer his thoughts in response to tonight’s Presidential address on health care reform, and, of course, field your questions.
I hope you will be able to join us for the first candidate liveblog session of the 2010 cycle at Senate Guru. Bring your questions for Congressman Sestak and invite your political junkie friends to join us. (And, if you’re really excited for the conversation, support Congressman Sestak with a contribution via the Expand the Map! ActBlue page.)
Fresh off of his primary victory earlier this week, State Senator Andrew Rice will hold an hour-long liveblog session at Senate Guru next week, Wednesday, August 6, at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11am Pacific.
In addition to securing the 2008 Democratic nomination for Senate to square off against Jim “In Denial” Inhofe, Rice is coming off of his best fundraising quarter to date, and he has just released his first TV ad, at right. Further, Democratic enthusiasm is high in Oklahoma. In Tuesday’s primary election, over 190,000 voters turned out for the Democratic primary while less than 140,000 voters turned out for the Republican primary despite Inhofe running amid a four-way GOP primary.
You read that right. The Senate Guru is going on strike for Kay Hagan! Currently, on the Expand the Map! ActBlue page, Hagan is at $50 raised. Well, the Guru will not write another post until Hagan has crossed the $300 mark. That’s right! The Guru is on strike until the community contributes another $250 to Hagan.
Contributions to Hagan will be money very well spent. Hagan’s primary victory last Tuesday gave her a great deal of momentum; and, the most recent poll actually sees her in a statistical dead heat with (actually, with a one point lead over) the contemptible Elizabeth Dole. Hagan is well-positioned to make the North Carolina Senate race a top tier battle. But she needs our help with raising the resources necessary to cut through Dole’s spin.
We can help make this a top tier race. I feel strongly enough about that that I’m willing to go on strike until we reach the $300 mark for her on the Expand the Map! ActBlue page. C’mon, whether it’s ten wonderful people giving $25 each or one generous soul chipping in $250, I want to see the Senate Guru community step up to help Hagan and put Dole on notice.