The latest primaries for the November election are adding up to a historically diverse field of candidates. Four states voted last Tuesday, and the results were fantastic for Democrats. This Tuesday, on August 14., four more states will vote, in races that are absolutely crucial to the Democratic Party.
are up for re-election in both the Minnesota and Wisconsin primaries, where success is critical to our chances. Tina Smith
is running to continue serving the rest of Senator Al Franken’s
term. Senator Amy Klobuchar
is also up for re-election.
These are some of our best people, and we need them. We are going to find every way to support them that we can.
Because of the dirty trick that got rid of Al Franken, Ms. Smith, a Democrat, took office in January as a temporary replacement after Mr. Franken resigned. Now, as she is running for the final two years of the term, Republicans hover vulture-like, hoping to pick off the seat.
In the Wisconsin primaries, incumbent Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin
is up for re-election. She too is the best.While the Republicans squabble, Tammy Baldwin
is holding a week-long series of listening sessions across Wisconsin. The listening tour
was invented by Hillary Clinton, who is undoubtedly proud.
Baldwin said her “In Your Corner Tour” was engineered to counter “special interests and out-of-state billionaires” who have spent more than $11 million trying to defeat her.
“It’s powerful special interests who call the shots,” Baldwin said in a news release. “I’ll hear directly from Wisconsinites who want Washington to start working for them.” Well said.
Paul Ryan’s mid-April announcement that he will not seek re-election for Wisconsin’s First District shows the peril that the Republican majority in the House faces. Our choice for his replacement is Cathy Myers, who Emily’s List also chose.
Both a school board member and a teacher, Myers is a consummate professional and a solid Democrat besides. She is sensible and tough and in touch with the reality faced by her constituents. If we had a Congress filled with folks just like her, we could keep up with anyone in the world.
Going forward, we’ve got to keep one thing in mind.
There are only 86 more days between now and the general election. This is the time for us to fight for power in earnest. The country is in a big mess, and the only way to clean it up is to vote Democrats into office this November.
See you at the voting booths.