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Saturday in Illinois, when Republican James Oberweis lost Dennis Hastert’s former seat to Democrat Bill Foster on Saturday, a major shockwave registered throughout the GOP nationwide. The message sent and received was crystal clear: Americans want nothing more of the GOP style of government and will be firing Republican officeholders en masse this fall.
The message we Democrats got from this political earthquake was that there is no such thing as a “safe Republican seat” anymore — if we work like hell, and believe.
Y’all! We can win this thing! With hard work and a lot of support from Democrats across the country — meaning YOU.
Please read on and find out about our “Treat Inhofe like Oberweis” Netroots Challenge featuring Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, an Oklahoma progressive, just like Andrew Rice.
Wayne Coyne was raised in Oklahoma City and still lives there. He’s an example of the kind of creative and progressive folks we produce here.
Wayne is supporting Andrew Rice and is generously giving his name and time to help raise awareness and money for the campaign. That’s where YOU come in.
Wayne’s hosting a little get-together with Andrew on Tuesday evening. Obviously, if you are in OK, you will want to join us in Oklahoma City and meet the next Senator from the Sooner State, along with Wayne and his wife, Michelle.
But out-of-staters can participate too, by getting involved with the campaign’s “Flaming Lips ‘Treat Inhofe Like Oberweis’ Challenge,” a 24-hour fundraising blitz.
Help Andrew follow Bill Foster in defeating a radical conservative Republican and taking over a “red” seat and going to DC to bring back good government to this country.
It’s so important to give a great candidate like Andrew Rice all the resources he needs to beat a vulnerable Republican.
Help rid America of the Senator who promotes that global warming is a ‘hoax’ and collects a fortune from the big energy companies in order to lead this effort while sitting on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
The Lips Challenge:
24 hour fundraising campaign, starting Monday afternoon at 3 pm Central (4pm Eastern) and lasting until shortly before the event on Tuesday.
What you can do:
- Register to attend the OKC event for a donation of $50. (event details below) OR
- Send regrets (from wherever you are) by filling in the “Can’t attend? Donate!” field with the contribution of your choice (and don’t forget the $.01 netroots addition)
The fundraising page will be updated regularly in that period. Check back and see how we’re doing.
Young Professionals Reception Benefiting Andrew Rice Senate Campaign
Featuring Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips!
($50 per attendee)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Ogle and Welch Law Office
117 Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK