Earlier today I wrote about Rightroots, the newly unveiled conservative blogger effort to raise money for GOP candidates in competitive congressional races. Since launching the site this morning, Rightroots has already raised over $7000. Congressman Jack Kingston has issued a challenge and if enough in the conservative blogosphere respond, that number will rise significantly by the end of the week:
FROM THE DESK OF CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON
I commend the efforts of the Rightroots movement for providing a forum which seeks to help the Republican Party secure our majorities in the House and Senate, and might even push some competitive races over the finish line in November.
I strongly believe that small donations from a large number of people will help influence public policy and change the face of politics in Washington.
This is our opportunity to send a clear message to folks that Republicans don’t just beat Democrats on the streets and on Election Day, but on every battlefield, including the Internet.
I’m going to make a pledge: If Rightroots raises a total of $26,000 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 4, I will contribute a total of $14,000 directly to some of the candidates from my Leadership PAC in the name of our movement.
It’s time for action, and these candidates need our help. Together, we can do it.
Member of Congress
Thanks to all of you who have contributed and thanks to Congressman Kingston for his challenge. Now let’s all get busy and make him show us the money!
P.S. Go check out the Rightroots list of endorsements and note the name directly under mine.