The struggle over control of the House of Representatives in the November elections will be close.
While many Democrats are in trouble, there are four Democrats below who can win but need your help before the fundraising deadline at midnight September 30.
John Carney is running in an open seat race in Delaware. He has served the state for more than twenty years as Lt. Governor, Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Tom Carper, and as a staffer to Sen. Joe Biden. He is widely known and respected in the small world of Delaware politics. This is the top Democratic opportunity to pick up a Republican seat in the country.
Steve Pougnet is running for Congress against Rep. Mary Bono Mack in California’s 45th Congressional District. He is a supporter of progressive foreign policies who opposed the war in Iraq and favors bringing all U.S. troops home immediately.
Bryan Lentz is running for the seat in Pennsylvania that is now held by Rep. Joe Sestak, who is running for Senate. Lentz knows from his time in the military that true security comes from diplomacy rather than high-priced weapons systems. He supports a negotiated solution to the stand-off over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and opposed the Bush administration doctrine of preemptive attack on other nations.
Manan Trivedi is a physician and the son of Indian immigrants also running in Pennsylvania – one of this year’s battleground states. From 2001 to 2003, Trivedi served as a battalion surgeon in the Marine Corps. His battalion was among the first U.S. ground forces to enter Iraq. Trivedi served on the front lines of battle, commanding a medical team that cared for over 1,200 troops and hundreds of Iraqi civilians and earning multiple decorations. He is running against incumbent Rep. Jim Gerlach.
All four of these candidates are running strong campaigns and polls show they can defeat their right-wing opponents. Tomorrow is a crucial fundraising deadline, the last opportunity to demonstrate the strength of their campaigns to political donors and pundits.
We urge you to make a generous donation to help prove that they can win.