Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 21:28
In 2010, with 257 Democrats in the House and 59 in the Senate, Democrats will inevitably have to turn more of our electoral efforts to defense of incumbents than to support for challengers. Tonight, Open Left is adding our first incumbent to the Better Democrats 2010 page:
. Representative Alan Grayson, of Florida's eighth congressional district
Grayson is an obvious choice for us, as he has hired Open Left's co-founder, and former BlogPac President, Matt Stoller,
to work with him in Congress. Anyone so willing to work with bloggers to "help solve the rootsgap" is exactly the sort of progressive we need in the House. And any Democrat from a swing district who is willing to say stuff like this is flat-out amazing:
Alan Grayson, the outspoken member from Orlando, as usual, wasn't mincing words: "Rush Limbaugh is a has-been hypocrite loser, who craves attention. His right-wing lunacy sounds like Mikhail Gorbachev, extolling the virtues of communism. Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict. If America ever did 1% of what he wanted us to do, then we'd all need pain killers."
Grayson was a Better Democrat back in 2008, and he was also
an original signer of The Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq. He has also wasted no time demanding more accountability for the Wall Street bailout, a campaign that is closely connected to our efforts here on Open Left:
Let's keep Alan Grayson in Congress--
. To help connect the inside and outside of the progressive movement, we need leaders like Grayson in Congress.
throw a few bucks his way
Chris Bowers :: Better Democrats: Alan Grayson For Re-election!
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