Friday, November 5, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays: Victory Edition

Congratulations to all the "Ten Buck Fridays" winners, participants and nominees. Win or lose, we're proud of the sacrifices that went into their efforts to save our Republic from Big Government run amok. Together, we all created a wave, and the effects of that wave will be felt for many years.

A special note of recognition goes out to the congressional candidates who actively participated in TBF and who went on to win the big prize on November 2:

Things are also looking good for Ann Marie Buerkle, but the counting continues. The final result in David Harmer's race is also pending.

Here's a more complete list of congressional candidates who participated in Ten Buck Fridays:

Participating Blogs:

The Other McCain, Stop the ACLU, Proof Positive, just a conservative girl, JBlog Central, Maggie's Notebook, Polemicon, The Conservative Lady, Right Truth, The Camp of The Saints, AmericanNation, GeeeeeZ!, Randy's Roundtable, Left Coast Rebel, Mind Numbed Robot, Hack Wilson, The, War Planner, Libertarian Advocate, Lady Cincinnatus, RightKlik, Conscientiously Conservative, Old Line Elephant, Spartanburg Tea Party, Anthropocon, MerrieMarie, Conservative Scalawag, 20/10 Blog, Fuzzy Logic, Before it's News, Action for Liberty, Adrienne's Corner, Reaganite Republican, Lonely Conservative, Michigan Blogger, Nice Deb, Pirate's Cove, That's Right, Potluck, Rightosphere, Caught Him With a Corndog, The Resistance, Gulag Blog, MoreMonmouthMusings, Right, Wing-Nut!, World Daily News, Lilac Sunday, At The Point Of A Gun, WyBlog, Red Virginia Conservative Railroad, Thirteen Stars, America! Oh How We'll Miss You! Salisbury News, Liberty at Stake, No Sheeples Here, Wizbang, Auldarrow's Blog, Letters from Glome, Allied Liberty News, Obi's Sister, Ruby Slippers, EIB Enthusiasts, Being an American Mom, Conservative Hideout 2.0, The Save Jersey Blog, DaTechguy, Practical State, Si Vis Pacem, Give Us Liberty, Ramparts360, Left Coast Resistance, Woody's Place, Three Beers Later, Minnesota Democrats Exposed, CD5, Obama Fail Blog,, Conservatives4Palin, Gulag Bound, American Thinker Blog, Fire All Politicians,, The Real Revo, Liberal Whoppers, America's Watchtower,, Texas GOP Vote, Dallas County Young Republicans, Granite Grok, RedStateEclectic, Not One Red Cent

Additional TBF participation from:

Mike Perez, conservative Twitter guru; Lorie Byrd (, Pajamas Media, Wizbang); Dr. Melissa Clouthier (Liberty Pundits, Right Wing News); Sister Toldjah; Sean Hackbarth, Online Communications Adviser, Senate Republican Conference; Tony Sutton, State Chair MN GOP; Tony Post, Political Director, Republican Party of Minnesota; Vince Humphries, Ernie Vogel, conservative blogger; Andy Miller, Holly Richardson, conservative blogger; Lyall Swim, conservative writer and talk show host; Matthew Newman (Old Line Elephant); Jonathan Schweppe; Heather Allman; Jay Cook; Charles Marquardt; Team Huck California; Kim Julian; True North; Connie Brimmer; Cary D Conover; IMAO; John Sykes; Frances Drake; Jeremiah Reeves; Barbara Gonzalez; Chris Wysocki (Wyblog); Denise Taylor; Ryan Lyk; Richard McEnroe, conservative blogger; Dan Bear; Rob Gaudet; Jim Brown; Maggie Thornton; Billy McKee; Micheal Drew; Christine Brandrup; Jean Ann Beach; Duane Quam; Sheldon Anderson; West Jersey Tea Party; UMD College Republicans; Susan Westfall; Casie Hudgins; James DuBois; Steve Walsh, political correspondent; Roger Loiselle; Lynne Evans Sprowls; Ryan E Love; Judd P. Berthiaume; Philip Johnson

Even more...

These lists are still being completed, so stay tuned!

NOTE: Here's an important message from Renee Ellmers:
Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.)

Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount.

As a result, last night my campaign began hiring attorneys – eleven attorneys in all. One in each county to monitor each recount and an attorney to work with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Right now, our best estimate of the minimum cost we face is $50,000. But, of course, my campaign spent every penny we had before the election.

Yesterday, we appealed to the National Republican Congressional Committee for support, asking if they could contribute to help pay the costs of this recount. Their answer, unfortunately, was, No – that we would have to raise the money to pay for the recount ourselves.

Please help Renee Ellmers in this crucial battle: Help Our Recount Effort

Update: Thanks to Not One Red Cent for the TBF plug: This election isn't over yet!

Cross-posted at Left Coast Rebel


Randy-g said...

Thanks for your hard work keeping this thing rolling all that time buddy! A great job indeed!

Anonymous said...

Due to restrictions placed on me from my job I am not able to participate in public political fund raising. However, I really liked what you and several other blogger did with Ten Buck Fridays. I hope you do it again during the 2012 elections.

Bob Belvedere said...

Thank you, RK, for all the great work you did.

mnrobot said...

Yup! Ditto all the above. Proud participant here. And BTW, Rep. Elect Elmers just received my last donation this year.

RightKlik said...

I look forward to doing this again in 2012. New and improved.

A million thanks to everyone involved.

Proof said...

What Bob said!

RightKlik said...

@Proof: Thank you! I very much appreciate all the weekly help in getting the word out. Thanks to everyone for the photoshop contributions too.

No Sheeples Here! said...


I tip my hat to you for your herculean efforts in making Ten Buck Fridays such an overwhelming success.

I have never been more proud to stand guard over liberty with patriots like you and all the others who participated in this grassroots effort to win back Washington.

God bless America and God bless you!

RightKlik said...

Thanks NSH, I hope we can rally again for the next election!