So fucking special

I didn’t go all in on fundraising for the NC-9 special election earlier because I had heard the poll numbers didn’t look that good for Democrats a few weeks ago. They look pretty good now.

The survey, conducted Aug. 26-28 by Harper Polling and Clarity Campaign Labs, showed McCready (D) with a 46-42 percent advantage over Bishop (R), and two third party candidates receiving a combined 3 percent. When leaners are included, McCready’s advantage extended to 49-44 percent.

Trump won this district by 11 points in 2016.

If we can flip this seat, expect a pretty big Republican freak-out and some more retirements. There have already been quite a few. So let’s raise a little more. I think this is a real opportunity.

Goal Thermometer






25 replies
  1. 1
    Raoul says:

    John Schimkus announced today that he is retiring in southern IL. A friend of mine ran against him in ’18. It was beyond a Hail Mary, but at least the Republican had to campaign and not just fully coast.
    Not really a pickup opportunity unless a massive wave is forming, but it’s another open seat, and those cost the Republican machine extra money, I’d think.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Raoul: I’d imagine so, since if nothing else, there’ll presumably be a contested primary and that costs money.

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    Logan Brown says:

    McCready is the perfect candidate for this district which a Dem should have no prayer of winning. He should have won in 2018 but… . This election may do more to measure the intensity of the electorate and I hope the Dems are ready to crawl over broken glass and radioactive waste to vote. If that’s the case, one chamber of the General Assembly may flip and we might have some sane governing here for the first time in a long time.

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    rikyrah says:

    Thanks for this👏👏

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    dnfree says:

    Yes, thanks, and glad to hear things are looking better!

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    Renie says:

    Why is there no Paypal option to donate on the ActBlue page? I always use that option cuz I’m to lazy to get up and get my credit card.

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    CarolPW says:

    @Renie: My sister has successfully used PayPal for ActBlue donations (I go get my credit card). It’s there somewhere.

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    Another Scott says:

    Thanks for this. Donated.

    Run up the score, everywhere!!

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    H.E.Wolf says:

    Fellow jackal Tata and I have been writing Dem GOTV postcards for the NC special elections (NC-09 for Doug McCready and NC-03 for Allen Thomas) – along with many, many other people. It’s pleasant to think that our work may have been helping in NC-09!

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Renie: You cant usepaypal for recurring donations, I think. Otherwise it should be available.

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    geg6 says:

    This is good news! Been giving small bits to McCready for a while. This can happen. And the idea of the GOPers shitting their pants when it does will make it all the more sweet.

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    dnfree says:

    @H.E.Wolf: THANKS for your efforts, too!

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    Yarrow says:

    Excellent news! Thanks for the post, Doug!

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    Percysowner says:

    @Renie: I’d prefer PayPal as well. I have one card I use on the Internet. I memorized the number. Every 4-5 years, I have to insert a new expiration date and security code into my memory, but it works!

    So now I’m told I COULD use PayPal? I’ll have to hunt around for that. It’s a ton more convenient.

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    patrick II says:

    My favorite cover of Creep

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    Renie says:

    What’s odd is I couldn’t use Paypal on ActBlue for McCready today but I was able to use it when I donated on ActBlue to Warren today.

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    H.E.Wolf says:

    @dnfree:
    Thank you kindly! I’ve been doing a few here and there, and enjoying it a lot. Their website is very informative: PostcardsToVoters.org

    Unlike some of the samples posted on their website, my cards are super boring and not artistic (unless you count the occasional decoration with white-out, to fix my mistakes). Fortunately, “boring and un-artistic” is explicitly mentioned as being OK.

    Good night, and happy Labor Day Weekend to all….

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    Martin says:

    @patrick II: Thanks for linking that. I’m a huge radiohead fan and that really blew me away.

    A) I will never understand how people can be that talented
    B) And she’s adorbs while doing it

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    Betsy says:

    Thank you! from North Carolina.

    Another purple state that is gerrymandered and voter-suppressed to make it seem red …

    Don’t forget there is another race too — we’re also voting now in NC-3 to replace the seat vacated when Walter B. Jones Jr. (R) died. Allen Thomas is the D candidate.

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    patrick II says:

    @Martin:

    You are welcome. I have been a fan of hers since I saw her cover of Heart Shaped Box where she ad-lib loops about thirteen tracks. Amazing, really.

    Another Radiohead cover: Fake Plastic Trees.

    She has many Youtube videos, including original songs.

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    smike says:

    @patrick II:
    Yeah, those were fun to watch. Thanks.

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    Mohagan says:

    Thanks for the post. I just kicked in $50.

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    evap says:

    I’m in! Money donated and I will write some postcards today.

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    kindness says:

    Yeay! It’s over 4K. Good job people.

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