On Thursday evening the National Republicans held a fundraiser for Ken “Sanford” Calvert (CA 44) with the goal of raising $100k for him.Â Itâ€™s part of their new Patriot Program which is supporting 10 Republican incumbents across the country they think will be vulnerable in 2010. Theyâ€™re fundraising like crazy to try to hang on to those seats.Â Hereâ€™s the link to the press release about the Patriot Day event:Â http://nrcc.org/news/Read.aspx?ID=298
Calvertâ€™s opponent is Bill Hedrick who came within a couple of points last year of unseating the 16 year incumbent.
Although Bill was able to almost nab the seat last round with no money and no help from the party, heâ€™s on everyoneâ€™s radar this time so will need to raise some serious cash in order to prepare himself for the ugly attacks you know will come his way from the right-wing.
Thereâ€™s a June 30th financial filing deadline next week where pundits and Washington insiders will be reviewing how much Bill has raised.Â Early money is how they gauge whether a candidate truly has the grassroots support.
So if you can possibly afford to get in and help Bill, this is the time to do it!Â Itâ€™s these early filing deadlines that decide where a race is going.
The campaign has set up a new Act Blue page that The Liberal OC encourages you to visit:Â http://www.actblue.com/page/2ndq
Let’s help Bill send the philandering Calvert back to Riverside where he belongs!
[gracias to Hebiclens for the image.]