Only a fool would think someone could save you

We will have plenty of time to call each other neoliberal shills and Bernie bros in 2020, and still more time to freak out about the general election polls in 2020.

What matters this year is off-year elections. You may have some local off-year elections. In my county, we have a county exec election. I believe the Democrat (Adam Bello) will win and if I can find any time at all, I will work for that Democrat.

There aren’t a ton of off-year state-level elections. The most important ones are probably in Virginia. Many of you have asked me to raise money for the Democrats in the House and Senate there. You can give to Virginia Dems here.

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    jk says:

    We will have plenty of time to call each other neoliberal shills and Bernie bros in 2020

    Doug, you need to come up with a pithy description for supporters of clueless, handsy windbag Uncle Joe Biden.

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    randy khan says:

    Virginia is really, really important, and both the State Senate and House of Delegates are well within reach. Send some bucks to the Virginia Democratic Party. They used the money effectively in 2017, and they’ll do the same this year.

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    Barbara says:

    @randy khan: Yes, indeed, because if either chamber flips it’s lights out for good on the obnoxious gerrymandering that has been perpetrated at every legislative level. And they know it too, which is they have suddenly become advocates of fair redistricting.

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    Yutsano says:

    I get paid tomorrow. So hopefully I can kick some in then.

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    Redshift says:


    become advocates of fair redistricting.

    While still appealing to the US Supreme Court to either preserve their racist gerrymander or delay undoing it long enough for them to steal one more election, grrr.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Bill, great Elsinore picture a couple floors down (I was an idiot; I had gone to San Diego and was close, but I cut north at Temecula because I, for some sick reason, wanted to make San Bernardino before lunch … San Bernardino over poppies, oh man, I wish I had THAT one over).

    That said, if I got into the mess, I probably would have said screw it (Lancaster was bad enough and that wasn’t that bad in comparison).

    Shit, Duke wins and UCI loses; not a good day to have me watching and rooting. I think I’m an O-fer.

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    @The Dangerman: Thanks, I took quite a few pics.

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    mvr says:

    OK Doug, I think I got in the first donation. For once doing something right.

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    Another Scott says:

    Good timing!

    I donated already to my Virginia peeps tonight, but I’ll be sure to kick in some here tomorrow.

    It’s really, really, really important.

    Thanks, Doug!


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    Sab says:

    @Yutsano: Also take care of yourself.

    Different timezone, so not much overlap.

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    BouncyBall says:

    @jk: I nominate “Joementals”

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    CarolDuhart2 says:

    Isn’t New Jersey the other state that has its elections in off-off years as well? Virginia and New Jersey have their elections for state office at the same time. The primary day is June 4, 2019. BTW, can we have a thread for all those random and scattered otherwise 2019 primaries and elecrtions and initiatives? While there’s no Congressional races (unless special ones), remember local elections are important too (your mayor determines where those water pipes go).

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    CarolDuhart2 says:

    Unofficial Primary Results Look at the petition numbers. Don’t tell me that there aren’t more Democrats than that in those districts.

    ABV (Always Be Voting)

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    JoJo says:

    We’re having an election for our state supreme court in Wisconsin. Unfortunately it is on April 2nd so it is probably too late to beg for money here, but the conservative running, Brian Hagedorn, is a homophobic, misogynistic, culture-war nightmare, whereas his opponent is an actual professional. If there is any chance money could go that direction this late in the game it would be great.

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    Doug! says:

    Thanks everybody.

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