Friday, October 14, 2005

Not about smoking - about VA Governor's race

I'm typing this as I'm on a conference call. If it doens't make any sense, that's my excuse.

The VA Governor's race is getting tight. For those who don't know, the election is on November 8th - NOT the 1st. There are two good diaries up at Daily Kos.

This one talks about the latest polling between Tim Kaine (D) and Jerry Kilgore (R). It's a statistical dead heat. Kaine trails Kilgore by one percentage point, well within the margin of error. Further, Kilgore's well-funded smear machine has lauched a host of despicable swift-boat type ads against Kaine and is trying to close in the final weeks. In the diary you'll find a link to the Raising Kaine PAC to donate some money to help defeat the big money smear tactics of the Kilgore campaign. Kaine needs all the help he can get.

Another diary talks about google-bombing the despicable Jerry Kilgore and sending everyone who googles him to this site instead of to his campaign website. If you can, link back to the diary. It may not help, but it sure can't hurt.

Finally, on a personal note - you don't have to be a Virginia resident either to donate or to help Tim Kaine in the final push to defeat Jerry Kilgore. You can donate to the PAC which I link above, you can do the suggested google-bombing (which I've done liberally and annoyingly in this post), and you can volunteer in the 20 for Tim program to contact potential Kaine voters. We know for a fact that Kilgore's campaign is using out-of-state resources to contact voters - we need the same level of effort at a minimum.


At 1:03 PM, Blogger Austin said...

Not about smoking? Actually, I am proud of you for quitting. I started smoking (and drinking) at the tender age of twelve. Anyway, since then, I have cut back, but at age thirteen I was alcoholic. Anyway, I am proud of you, I have a cig now and then myself, but I ain't into it like I was.

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Eddy said...

Way to go! btw... I think you're pretty hot. haha.... ok i'm done being weird. I like your leftist style! If I was an american I'd be a proud member of the 49% who voted for Kerry.

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