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“He’s an Incumbent. That’s What We Do.”

070925_pelosi_hsmall_12phmedium.jpgThe beautiful thing about primaries is how they clarify people, players and priorities.

Lest there be any confusion about the incumbent protection racket for Bush Dogs, here’s today’s statement from Pelosi’s office, justifying her fundraiser for Maryland Corruptocrat Al Wynn:

Pelosi’s spokesman Brendan Daly is unfazed. “He’s an incumbent. That’s what we do,” he told me when I asked him about Pelosi’s appearance for Wynn. “We help our incumbents.”

Jane wrote about our inclusion in a progressive coalition to raise $100,000 for progressive stalwart and Blue America Favorite Donna Edwards yesterday, and in an email today to past supporters, she and Matt Stoller said:

In 2007, we gave the newly elected Democratic Congress the opportunity to end the war Iraq, and move our country forward at home.

They have failed.

So we’ll just keep working to elect more and *better* Democrats.

Help us reach our goal of $100,000 for Donna’s campaign.

Here’s where to go to help.

Let’s all tell Donna Nancy sent ya!

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