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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

2006: Leave No District Behind

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the (subscription only) Hotline:

9/8-9 by Princeton Survey Research Associates Int'l; surveyed 1,009 adults; margin of error +/- 4%; party ID breakdown: 27%R, 36%D, 33%I (release, 9/10)

Generic Cong. Ballot
Dem 50%
GOP 38

Stop whatever you are doing and make a donation to Leave No District Behind.

Leave No District Behind $

I'm not the only one saying this. Just ask former DCCC Chair Martin Frost:

MEMO TO: Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Howard Dean [...]

It's time to throw out the traditional playbook and be bold as you plan for the 2006 elections. There is a real possibility that next year's contest will be a landslide for Democrats and you need to be prepared to win.

Specifically, Emanuel and Schumer should file candidates for every single Congressional seat and ever single Senatorial seat in the country, even those that have traditionally been Republican. And the DNC should be encouraging state legislative leaders throughout the country to take similar action on the state house and senate levels.

Specifically, Emanuel is a fool if he doesn't field a candidate in every race and give every nominee a campaign staff. And the DCCC needs to stop wasting money by building a warchest, they need to invest now in building scalable organizations. Cash on hand is money that is being wasted by not being invested.

I've been saying this for a long time, but I'm glad that Frost is now stepping up and publically pointing out that the DCCC strategy for 2006 is a losing strategy. We need to focusing on winning every day, in every precinct in every district in every state.

Posted at 01:15 PM in Democrats | Technorati