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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Oh Man, We Are SO Close!

Posted by DavidNYC

$2,940.08 raised for Ginny Schrader. Just one more generous contribution of $60 will put us over the top, and you won't hear any more Ginny nags from me. (Except, of course, to schlep out to Bucks County and do GOTV.) I have to say, I was a bit nervous when we set our original goal of $2,000 - I just had no way of knowing if we could make it. But you guys (and MyDD readers - I'm sure there's a lot of overlap) have really come through.

As I've said before, Thursday - tomorrow - is the last day of the quarter. Though FEC reporting regulations don't require campaigns to post full reports until 15 days later, I have a feeling that any campaign that's done well (and perhaps even some that haven't) are going to want to trumpet their results as soon as possible. If Ginny posts good numbers - and I have a feeling she will - some big-name groups (perhaps EMILY's List?) may decide to take an interest at the last-minute. If that happens, we can definitely say that we had a hand in it. So let's hit that $3,000!

UPDATE: WE DID IT! WOOHOO! Someone chipped in that final $60 and we've crossed the $3,000 threshold! The Schrader campaign can go home that much richer, and I can quit buggin' you for donations. Pat yourselves on the back - you guys really came through here, for an incredibly deserving candidate.

Posted at 11:07 PM in Pennsylvania | Technorati



With 24 hours to spare, MyDD and The Swing State Project have met their goal of raising $3,000 for Ginny Schrader (the future Congresswoman from Pennsylvania's 8th district).

You may remember, when the drive began, the goal was to raise $2,000 for Ginny by the election. But that goal was easily met and the team set a new goal of raising $3,000 during the reporting period that ends tomorrow at midnight.

Forty-nine people contributed an average of $61.23 to bring the current total to $3000.08 -- WE DID IT!

The net roots support for Ginny has been amazing. When Congressman Greenwood announced he would not seek re-election, the blogosphere rallied up $40,000 in 24 hours.

Since then, the internet community has united to "adopt" Ginny.

Earlier today, Atrios adopted Ginny and joined Daily Kos, Democracy for America, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Moveon PAC, Fact-esque and, of course, MyDD and The Swing State Project.

The "Schrader Model" of uniting the online community to provide the resources to elect a progressive to Congress will be followed by many candidates in the future. The momentum of the Schrader campaign shows the power we have when we work together online. We can win this seat.

Thank you to everyone for you support, your volunteering, and your posts. Thanks.

Posted by: PA08 at September 30, 2004 12:33 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I just wanted to say, I've just gotten into political blogs in the last two months, and the first one I visited was Swing State Project on the day the Ginny netroots fundraising began. I was search for political sites, thought the name of SSP sounded good, and was struck so much by the Ginny story, and how much money had been raised, that I gave $25.

First time I'd ever given to a political campaign!

From SSP I then found myDD, Kos, Atrios and the rest. (I'm hooked now, baby.)

I really appreciate the blogosphere, partly because of the information filtering, but also because of the community and the feeling that these blogs are helping to truly harness the power of all of us left-leaners of the world who thought we had no central way to band together.

Anyway, I thought this milestone was an apropos time to just say: thanks. And keep it up.

Posted by: Porter at September 30, 2004 04:52 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Please use the email tool on the Philly for Change website to urge EMILY's List to get into this race.


Spread it around, too -- they're starting to take notice!

Posted by: Philly for Change at September 30, 2004 09:25 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment