Thursday, August 17, 2006

Feingold's Progressive Patriot Fund - "Pick a Candidate" Vote

Two Pennsylvania candidates are on the list -- Joe Sestak and Pat Murphy:

Milwaukee – US Senator Russ Feingold today announced the Progressive Patriots Fund will hold another installment of its popular “Pick a Progressive Patriot” online contest. As with past contests, people will be able to cast a vote for their favorite candidate on the Progressive Patriots Fund website.

This, the sixth round of the “Pick a Progressive Patriot” contest, will feature 12 candidates for congress. Past events have featured congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative candidates. The candidates featured for this event are: Joe Sestak (PA – 7), David Gill (IL – 15), Tim Barnwell (TX – 26), Phyllis Busansky (FL – 9), Carol Voisin (OR – 2), Chris Murphy (CT – 5), Nancy Skinner (MI – 9), Patrick Murphy (PA – 8), Patty Wetterling (MN – 6), Larry Kissell (NC – 8), Ed Perlmutter (CO – 7), and Jim Hansen (ID – 2).

Voting will begin today, at www.progressivepatriotsfund.com and will run through Wednesday, August 23rd. Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 24th. The candidate who receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 contribution to their campaign.

“Today marks the beginning of our sixth round of online voting for the next ‘Progressive Patriot,’” Feingold said. “These contests let the people decide who we should support financially and I'm proud we’ve been able to support more then 35 key Democratic campaigns across the country with this program. Democrats have a historic opportunity to bring a much needed progressive majority to all levels of government this November and the Progressive Patriots Fund will continue to work toward that goal."

Past winners of the “Pick a Progressive Patriot” are John Courage (TX-21), Bill Winter (CO-06), Rich Olive (IA-5 Senate District), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), and Phil Angelides (CA Governor).

Feingold formed the Progressive Patriots Fund to promote a progressive reform agenda and support candidates across the country. More information is available at the newly redesigned www.progressivepatriotsfund.com.

1 comment:

Concerned Citizen said...

Keep pulling for Sestak, and we can win, although it's going to be close. Out here in Delco, voters are naturally Democratic, but they vote Republican on the local level because a corrupt Republican machine keeps them in line. Candidates like Joe Sestak and Bryan Lentz, an Iraq war veteran for State House, are going to turn the local level blue this year. It's great to see that people nationally like Feingold are noticing.