***UPDATE***: Since posting, you’ve given another $160 to Hagan’s campaign!
Readers of this site have donated over $2000 to the campaign of Kay Hagan, the Democrat challenging Republican Elizabeth Dole for a Senate seat in North Carolina.
One reader even sent me this email:
I’ve been unemployed since May, but I have been waiting for a candidate who would stand up to the so-called “religious” right for twenty years. My Texas Senator is owned by the oil industry and the challenger can’t win, so I sent Hagan $200 and emailed Dole. Ironically, I campaigned against Bob Dole in Kansas. He didn’t even leave his home in Washington to come to Kansas and vote for himself!
Today, The Wall Street Journal adds:
… A new poll by a Democratic firm shows Mrs. Hagan with a five-point lead, echoing a host of recent polls that show a tight race getting tighter. Mrs. Dole is the biggest star on the North Carolina stage now that John Edwards is in disgrace. Chapel Hill-based venture capitalist Alston Gardner emailed us to explain why she’s in trouble: “Much like John Edwards, she’s just another pretty face that hasn’t delivered for the citizens and leaders of North Carolina. Her focus has always been on a national audience and not doing the less glamorous, but politically necessary constituent services.” Ouch.
On Wednesday Mrs. Dole launched her first attack ad against her opponent. The spot portrays Ms. Hagan as a yapping dog and calls her “Fibber Kay,” and defends Mrs. Dole as “one of the 10 most admired women in the world” whose “clout works wonders for North Carolina.” The campaign also turned up the heat over a scheduled fundraiser for Ms. Hagan in two weeks hosted by author Wendy Kaminer, whose real estate developer husband is a board member of the Secular Coalition for America. Says a Dole press release: “Kay Hagan does not represent the values of this state; she is a Trojan horse for a long list of wacky left-wing outside groups bent on policies that would horrify most North Carolinians if they knew about it.”
You can still donate to the Hagan campaign.
If you do, please let me know!