The 2010 elections are now well underway and there is fierce struggle over who will win control of the Senate and House of Representatives this fall.
With a number of close contests across the country, a critical fundraising deadline is quickly approaching.
In just three days, candidates for the Senate and House have to report their fundraising totals for the last three months to the Federal Election Commission. Experts across the country will be using fundraising numbers to measure candidates’ readiness for the fall.
Your help is needed to give pro-arms control candidates a strong fundraising finish for the quarter!
The Council is supporting many strong Senate candidates. In Pennsylvania, Rep. Joe Sestak is working to build on his success defeating the party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary, but faces a tough race against extreme conservative Pat Toomey. Stalwart progressive Senators Barbara Boxer and Russ Feingold both face right wing challengers in their reelection campaigns. In Kentucky, Jack Conway is running against the libertarian Rand Paul.
These are just a few of the wonderful candidates we are supporting this year.
Many hard-fought races are taking place across the country. Republican opponents with deep pockets and Tea Party candidates with extreme opinions are giving both new and incumbent Democrats a tough electoral challenge.
Your gift to these campaigns by Wednesday will make a difference and give them the fundraising momentum they need to show the political world they can compete and win.
And remember, as always, 100% of your donation to candidates through Council for a Livable World will go directly to the candidates’ campaigns.