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South%20Dakota.jpg Digby, via email:

I just realized that those nuts in South Dakota might be having an unanticipated effect. I am working today and this guy said to me over lunch, "I can’t believe that these people are really serious." He’s a bit of a putz and he admitted that he’d believed women were exaggerating the threat. I said "I hope you’re ready to be daddies, boys. Last time abortion was illegal they didn’t have DNA testing" and they all looked stunned.

These are the new totals for Ciro Rodriguez’s Act Blue pages:

$25535.15 firedoglake
$25054.44 Eschaton
$21474.06 Netroots Page

Remember what Democratic consultant Steve Elmendorf said to the Washington Post?

"The bloggers and online donors represent an important resource for the party, but they are not representative of the majority you need to win elections," said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic lobbyist who advised Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. "The trick will be to harness their energy and their money without looking like you are a captive of the activist left."

We’re now the number one blog fundraiser for Ciro Rodriguez, and that money is 100% pro-choice (not that the others are not, BTW). These totals speak in a language so simple even Elmendorf can understand it — if candidates want to harness our energy and our money, they better have their pro-choice credentials in order.

Bob Casey need not apply.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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