The numbers are in! Thanks to you, we narrowly beat out our Republican counterparts in July and maintained our advantage year-to-date.
Make no mistake: you’re driving our success. Over a quarter-million of you have made a contribution this year to help us take back the Speaker’s gavel from the reckless Tea Party Congress.
Some key stats I wanted to make sure you see:
• We only need 24 seats to win the House.
• The math is simple: There are 61 seats President Obama won now held by Republicans – including 18 districts won by Senator Kerry in 2004. If we win 10 of 18 Kerry-Obama seats and 15 of 43 Obama-only seats, that’s 25 seats, more than enough to win the Majority:
But we won’t stop there. We are also targeting seats that John McCain won in 2008 to put Republicans on the defensive across the country.
In each of these races, we are aggressively holding Republicans accountable for their wrong priorities. Thanks to your support, this month we launched our “Accountability August” campaign holding 44 Republicans accountable for their bad budget choices.
Our message is breaking through. Voters are fed up with Republicans playing political games with our economy and their plans to end Medicare.
The latest polls show a serious case of buyer’s remorse:
•Gallup poll (August 12th): Democrats lead Republicans in the generic ballot by 7 points (51-44).
•PPP poll (August 10th): Independent voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the Republican Majority in the House (68 disapprove/20 approve). If the election was today, PPP thinks Democrats would win the House.
One more stat: We have all-star recruits running in 45 Republican and open districts throughout the country. That’s well ahead of where we thought we’d be at this point. Our goal is to put at least 60 Republican seats in play when all is said and done.
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More than the how, it’s the why we are doing this.
We’re fighting to create jobs. We’re fighting to protect the rights of women, workers, seniors, and the middle class. Republicans are fighting to end Medicare to pay for more tax breaks for Big Oil and right-wing special interests. Simply put, the Tea Party agenda is not working for middle-class Americans.
24 seats puts us back in charge so we can create jobs, protect Medicare and Social Security, and out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.
Thank you for everything you do to make that possible.
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