One gimmick employed by Daily Kos is a list of eight Democratic candidates for House seats that their site has “endorsed.” They are known as the dKoz8. What Daily Koz does for the candidates is provide publicity and nationwide fundraising for the underdog and usually underfunded candidates. Contributors are urged to donate dollar amounts ending in .01 cent to provide the campaigns with a rudimentary means of matching contributions to the Daily Kos readership.
All of this left me wondering, “why the right side of the blogosphere isn’t conducting a similar operation?”
It’s time to throw the collective weight of conservative blogs against one of the mainstays of blogging material, the nut-job tin foil brigade in Congress. Rather than focus on Republican candidates a national audience would have no reason to know, it seems more logical to throw our support behind Republican challengers to incumbents who specialize in crafting and publicly wearing their own tinfoil hats. I’ve compiled a list of seven Democratic members of Congress who no self-respecting Republican would shed a tear over loosing a re-election.
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is vying for an open seat against Catherine Davis
Jim Moran (D-VA) challenged by Lisa Marie Cheney
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) challenged by Ed Herman
Barbara Lee (D-CA) challenged by Claudia Bermudez
Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) challenged by Dr. Alexandria Coronado
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) challenged by Jennifer DePalma
There’s still room for one more *** – suggest your least favorite.
The challenge was to find out who is running against them and how to raise money for them. I’ve listed and linked the challengers, no it’s up to you to get out the word and fire up the donations. When donating add .02 cents to the total so they know the money is coming from blog readers.
You might be wondering what about the challengers campaign issues? To that I say, “who cares?” Obviously their core issue is defeating one of the Wizbang Seven in the November elections. That’s an issue I can support 100%. How about you?
Oh yeah, spread the word…
Update: Redstate has a whole section of endorsments.
*** Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) has no Republican opposition. There is an Independent challenger Thomas Bazan.