Friday, July 16, 2010

Ten Buck Nominees for July 23

Here are the nominees for the next Ten Buck Fridays poll:

Bobby Schilling (IL-17)
Chris Gibson (NY-20)
David Harmer (CA-11)
Star Parker (CA-37)
Brian Murphy (MD-Gov)
Anna Little (NJ-6)
Jacob Turk (MO-5)
Doug Dubitsky (CT-2)
Rocky Raczkowski (MI-9)
Marco Rubio (FL-Sen)
Nick Popaditch (CA-51)
Collins Bailey (MD-5)
Scott Rigell (VA-2)
Marlin Stutzman (IN-3)
Tom Stillings (MI-1)
Dr. Marvin Scott (IL-7)
Chip Cravaack (MN-8)

This is a preliminary list.

Please let me know if I have left anyone out or if there is a reason to exclude any of these nominees from the poll. If you have a particular interest in any of the candidates above, please share your opinion ― or any interesting links.

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Left Coast Rebel said...

Hey RK, we should all consider John Dennis running against Pelosi in San Fran too (I forgot to mention).

Hack said...

Agreed, Dennis should be included without a doubt. And we should do everything we can in out power to make him win! We all know Sharron Angle is gonna beat Reid. If we could take out Pelosi too, now that would be a great achievement!

Just a conservative girl said...

I would like to purpose taking Marco Rubio off the polls. He is raising money in record levels. He doesn't need the money as much as many as these other candidates. I know that won't be popular with The Conservative Lady, but I would like to see the money go to the candidates that really need it. What do you think?

Fuzzy Slippers said...

RK, how about Brian Herr here in my district (MA 3). He's running against disgusting progressive Jim McGovern who lied repeatedly about HCR and who supported/s the corrupt and racist ACORN and Fannie and Freddie.

More on Herr here:

He's got an uphill battle against career politician McGovern who's been relentless in his support for limiting the rights of Mass and American citizens and in his vision, shared by BO & Co., of spreading the wealth around. Anyway, Herr could use our help. :)

Nickolaus said...

Chip Cravaack is by far the best candidate running for Congress. And I mean by far. Rarely do you see a candidate with as much charisma, knowledge,and popularity with outstanding credentials as Chip Cravaack.!!! Add him on facebook.

Anne said...

I am thrilled to have found this blog! This is the power of the grassroots, a power I like to believe is still a force if we choose to use it. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am campaign manager for Chip Cravaack, but I hope that doesn't make my thoughts any less valid!

I would just like to add a couple of things about Chip. He is a 28 Navy veteran who retired as a Captain. He is a family man, involved in the community and solid conservative. He and his *all volunteer* staff are working extremely hard to unseat the 18 term incumbent Jim Oberstar. Winning this race will be very much like GW winning West Virginia, but that win proves it can be done.
We have a phenomenal organization in place, volunteers all over one of the largest geographical districts in the country, and the spirit and will to win.
While Chip has raised nearly 5x what the previous challender to Mr. Oberstar raised, we still need a boost in resources to get the message out.
I would like to emphasize that we are a 100% volunteer team... from the Campaign Manager on down. Every penny we bring in goes to getting the message to the people, and candidates like Chip don't come along everyday as the messenger. Thank you for considering him!

Anonymous said...

I live in the MI-9th. Good call on Rocky Raczkowski. He's a keeper.

jonathan said...

I'm so glad Bobby Schilling made this list. My prediction, due to low voter turnout and great campaigning is that he'll win by 2 or 3 points in a D+3 district.

Fenway_Nation said...

I have some serious misgiving about Jason Allen and his recieving money from an SEIU PAC.

Besides, I sent off money to Michigan surgeon Dan Benishek not even 48 hours after 0bamacare passed. Benishek was the only republican to announce his candidacy before Stupak said he was going to retire. If there's going to be a TBF nominee for that district, I'd prefer Benishek.

We are likely going to need candidates with medical backgrounds (like Benishek, Andy Harris in MD-1, Joe Heck in NV-3 or Renee Ellmers in NC-2) to win in order to thwart and- god willing- roll back completely those punitive and costly provisions in 0bamacare once they start kicking in.

Fenway_Nation said...

Shoot.....right district, wrong candidate. It was Tom Stilings that was solicited by the SEIU. I'm an idiot.

Still....kinda makes me wonder why on earth the SEIU would even think about approaching him for an endorsement.

Lilac Sunday said...

I promoted TBF on the Legal Insurrection blog, in the comment section of a post addressing Sharon Angle's fundraising.
I also sent an email to Limbaugh promoting TBF, the full text of which is reproduced on my blog.

No Sheeples Here! said...

I hope either this week or at some time in the very near future we can add Lt. Col. Allen West to TBF.

He's running in Florida's 22nd District.

He will help to win back Washington.

No Sheeples Here! said...

I forgot to provide the URL for West's campaign website in my previous comment.

Here it is:

Matthew Newman said...

My only issue with Brian Murphy is that primarily the focus has been on Congressional elections. Murphy's a gubernatorial candidate. Mind you, I'm sure his campaign could use the money, it's kind of a different comparison.

Matthew Newman said...

Harmer's a good choice. While everyone was watching NY-23, Harmon put up a good fight with VERY little money in a special election in CA-10.

The incumbent, who resigned to join Obama's cabinet, had not lost by less than 30% since 2002. Great choice for this week.

I'm also excited to see Gibson again and Nick Popaditch. Popaditch is an Iraqi war veteran and conservative Republican running in a district that Bush earned 46% of the vote in 2004. There's also been some dirty attacks on Popaditch, mocking his the blindness he suffered serving our country.

Jacob Turk was the 2006, 2008 and now is a 2010 candidate in a tough district in Missouri. Turk lost by over 30% each time against the incumbent.

RightKlik said...

LCR, Hack: John Dennis is a great one. We'll put him on the list for next week.

JCG: It is a difficult deciding who to exclude each week. On the one hand is the number of nominations a candidate receives, the number of people who submit those nominations and the credibility of the people making those nominations (e.g. anonymous nomination vs. trusted blogger).

On the other hand there are considerations such as how much the candidate needs money, how important the election is, how viable the candidate is, etc.

Then there are a whole host of considerations that are specific to TBF, e.g., if the candidate is running in a contested primary have we already featured an opponent? Will supporters and opponents trash TBF bloggers for featuring candidates with whom they disagree? I suppose most political races are nasty, but in some races, nastiness is the main theme. We'll probably try to avoid those races. The emotions are just too intense and we don't need to get caught in the crossfire.

In Rubio's case, most of the above issues and questions argue for inclusion. He is raising tons of money, but he'll likely need tons more. This is a good article that highlights the financial considerations in FL-Sen:

RightKlik said...

FS: Thanks for the nomination! We'll put him on the list for next week.

FN: We'll wade into MI-1 with caution.

LS: Thank you!

NSH: Thanks for the nomination. West is a great one. We'll put him on the list for next week.

MN: Thanks for the info

RightKlik said...

Here's the Rubio vs. Crist link:

Lori B said...

Please consider for your list. We need him down here in south Louisiana.

mavoter said...

I would love to nominate Marty Lamb for Congress, MA-3. So far he is ahead in the polls and is a sure fire contender to go one on one with Jim McGovern who is LEFT of Pelosi!!! Please look at MARTY'S website, He's the best there is. He along with Republican backing he also has tons of grassroots and Tea Party supporters.