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SarasotaRepub
09-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Looks like Pislosi wants $$$ from "Safe" Dems... (http://www.insidebayarea.com/california/ci_15995785)



By Jeff Zeleny and Carl Hulse New York Times
Posted: 09/04/2010 07:43:22 PM PDT
Updated: 09/04/2010 07:43:22 PM PDT




WASHINGTON -- As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.

In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.

To hold the line against Republicans, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, issued an urgent plea for members in safe districts to help their endangered colleagues by contributing money. She called out to Democrats who were delinquent on paying their party dues and instructed members with no re-election worries to tap into a combined $218 million from their campaign accounts to help save their majority.

"We need to know your commitment," Pelosi wrote to lawmakers last week in a private letter, demanding that they call her within 72 hours to explain how they plan to help.



I wonder how many calls shes gotten so far????:D

PoliCon
09-05-2010, 09:11 AM
How ethical of her. :rolleyes:

warpig
09-05-2010, 09:18 AM
They are running scared..............

AmPat
09-05-2010, 05:21 PM
If that wicked witch called and demanded anything from me she would get an answer back that would hurt her feelings.:cool: