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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

NARAL Endorses Ciro Rodriguez

Just got off the phone with Sara Wheat, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas who told me that NARAL has endorsed Ciro Rodriguez. They've also donated $5,000 to his campaign.

Sarah said, "Ciro was such a strong ally in the US house, with a 100% voting record for supporting reproductive health and pro-choice legislation. With so many right-wing extremists in the US Congress, we need someone like Ciro who understands that most Texans are pro-choice."

This is really exciting and exactly the kind of thing NARAL should be doing -- jumping into primary races when there's a clear-cut distinction between a pro-choice candidate (Rodriguez) and an anti-choice candidate (Cuellar). The endorsement was made by the NARAL national PAC, so despite the fact that they continue to endorse Lincoln Chafee they are doing something right.

We've kicked 'em when they're wrong so let's thank 'em when they're right. Please let NARAL know how much we appreciate their support of Ciro and their efforts to kick the DINO Cuellar back into the unemployment line, and while you're at it tell them you hope they will endorse Ned Lamont in his race against Joe Lieberman:
NARAL Pro-Choice America
1156 15th Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

Main Number: 202.973.3000
Main Fax: 202.973.3096
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And we're closing in on our ActBlue page as the single biggest donor to Ciro's campaign. How much would I love to be screaming from the rafters that the largest internet donation to Ciro was pro-choice money? That's a headline. That might just knock some sense into the Democratic establishment. That would be a message that even lunkhead Democratic "strategists" like Steve Elmendorf and Bob Doyle -- who plan to use the internet as an ATM for the upcoming election -- will be able to hear.

Remember -- every $50 dollars you give today puts someone on the ground in Texas walking the precinct for next week's primary vote. You can make the lesson so clear that even DC cement heads can understand it by giving here.