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I am constantly amazed - but never surprised - by the power of our online community. More than 25,000 people participated in One America Votes to help decide which Congressional races should be my top priorities for fundraising help this fall. I thank you.

With so many strong Democratic candidates, the competition was fierce. I am pleased to announce the two top vote-getters: Patty Wetterling (MN-06) and former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson (TX-22).

Already in this election cycle, I've raised $6.65 million for Democrats and I'm committed to helping as many candidates as possible before November. I'm looking forward to heading to Minnesota and Texas to headline fundraisers for these two outstanding candidates this fall.

Following her son Jacob's abduction at age 11 in 1989, Patty Wetterling became one of the leading child safety advocates in the nation. Her work helped states pass tough laws to track sex offenders and contributed to the enactment of the national Amber Alert system. Now she's on the verge of picking up another seat to win a Democratic majority.

Down in Texas, Nick Lampson signed up to take on Tom DeLay last year and has continued to mount an aggressive challenge ever since. Republicans in the 22nd district are in disarray now that DeLay's name has to remain on the ballot, and Lampson is well-positioned to return to Congress, where he previously served four terms.

Both candidates will work hard to build One America when they go to Washington, D.C. With each passing day, Democrats gain momentum for winning control of both houses of Congress.

Our online community is working hard to drive that momentum - keeping activists informed and bringing unprecedented numbers of new people into the democratic process. It's nothing short of revolutionary, and I thank you for your work.

This November, the stakes could not be higher. We have the chance to begin to build One America - One America where everyone who works hard has something to show for it, where workers get a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, and where college is within reach for young people from every background. We have the chance to begin to restore America's reputation in the world and lead on the great challenges of our time - putting a stop to genocide and human rights violations around the globe and ending poverty inside and outside our borders.

Over the next 90 days, I'll be working hard to help Democrats committed to building One America that works for all of us. I hope you will continue to do whatever you can to turn our momentum into a decisive victory. Thank you, again, for participating in One America Votes.

Your friend,


Thanks John. Glad you are remembering how you got into the national spotlight to begin with.


Letting 25000 online people

decide the highest and best use of his time is like letting the voters in Iowa decide who's going to be the next preznit. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but then, I'm just one of the 25000 who didn't get what he wanted.

Assuming, of course

That those 25,000 votes actually decided the outcome. So much of politics is clumsy theater, and we are, after all, talking about money.

I just don't know about this.


I have no problem with this.

He let Larry in late, but did let him in. With the next round, that should mean Larry is in the whole time.

We have to do a better job getting people to vote - that's all.

Plus, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Senator out and about in NC as the election gets closer. I can't find where I was discussing this with one of the "officals" over at OAC, but they intimated that regardless of whether he was on the list or not, we should be patient. Seemed to imply the Senator would be taking a role.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I disagree

I understand the idea behind this whole thing, but have to agree that letting 250,000 people decide is dumb.

As for whether or not he will be here towards November, I think you are wrong. But I would pay money for you to be right.

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"

I hereby bet you

two pints of good beer at next year's state convention that he does show up.


Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.


check the front page.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I didnt make the bet

I did not make the bet, but since I do not normally do state conventions I will say that if you are in Hickory by November 7th or in Raleigh after that I will buy you a few beers.

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"


Patience is hard.

Bush Economy

Isn't Lampson....

... a shoe in? Or will Delay run? Is this possible?


just today, it was suggested that he would sit out the election and let Republicans run a write-in candidate.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Dealy announced today

that he absolutely will not run. A write in candidate means that voters would literally have to physically write a name in. That would be next to impossible to pull off. I think we have our first pickup seat. Thanks, Mr. DeLay.

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It is highly Republican

but, I think you are right. What does that mean, 14 more for control?

Take the two NC house seats and we are down to a dozen.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.