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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Senate 2006: Give 'em Hell Harry!

Posted by Bob Brigham

Senator Harry Reid has done something that every single Democrat in congress needs to do, he started his own actblue page. Additionally, he has a new website, Give 'em Hell Harry.

Washington- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today unveiled a new online campaign headquarters - GiveEmHellHarry.com - to provide Americans with the tools to make an impact on the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

“There is a great deal at stake. While Democrats fight for better health care, energy independence, restoring America's global strength and rebuilding our economy through innovation and reform, Republicans continue to ignore their failures and resist progress,” This website is a place where people can take action. Together, we can change the future.”

Today on GiveEmHellHarry.com, Reid called on Americans to join him in sending a clear, unambiguous message to the nation’s largest oil companies who refused to testify at a Democratic Policy Committee last week on rising gas prices. Reid also is leading efforts with his caucus on an Energy Independence 2020 effort to reduce gas prices and America's dependence on Middle East oil.

“In the face of national tragedy, our nation?s oil companies are recording record profits while Americans are paying 50% more at the pump than they did just one year ago,” Reid said. “Democrats in the Senate have set a national priority to make America safer and more secure by reducing our dependence on foreign oil by 2020. If Republicans can't lead on this issue, we will.”

GiveEmHellHarry.com's formal launch will be supported by paid advertising including billboards in three key western states -- Albuquerque, New Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; and Helena, Montana -- reaffirming his commitment to winning in the American west.

The name of the site was inspired by an event that occurred during Harry Truman?s successful 1948 presidential campaign. While delivering a speech on a whistle stop tour in Seattle, a supporter yelled to Truman, “Give 'em hell, Harry!” Truman responded, “I don?t give them hell, I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.”

Go check it out.

Posted at 12:03 PM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Arizona, Montana, Netroots, New Mexico | Technorati

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This is only relevant because it involves the fight for control of the Senate, but Moveon.org Political Action has set up a site where people can make campaign contributions to Paul Hackett for Senate. If Hackett doesn't end up running, Moveon will refund the contribution. But this is a great way to encourage Hackett to run. I just donated $25. Who's coming with me?

Posted by: Samson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2005 12:45 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

whups, here's the link:


Posted by: Samson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2005 12:48 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Interesting to note that on Harry Reid's ActBlue page, he lists (Independent) Bernie Sanders as one of the candidates to support.

Posted by: Fran for Dean [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2005 02:20 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It is interesting that he made the page, but I don't think it's of much practical value. When I give, I want to give where it makes the most difference -- not spread it evenly over all the incumbent Democrats (plus Sanders) running in the Senate.

Posted by: KCinDC [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2005 08:32 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment