With a fundraising reporting deadline coming up on August 23, I wanted to fill BMG readers in on the Congressional race in NH-02, where Democrat Paul Hodes is attempting to knock off Charlie “Catch and Release” Bass. If you are so inclined, you may donate to Paul’s campaign at the netroots ActBlue page. [Or at the BMG Act Blue page! –ed.] [Sorry, should have mentioned that. What happened to the link? -DaveMB]
The last poll on the race from UNH was disappointing, giving Bass a 53-25 lead. This post, from a blogger named NH-02 Progressive, puts the most positive possible spin on the result. The poll shows that Hodes’ name recognition is still very bad, and that voters are not yet identifying Bass with Bush. Hence, Hodes needs money — he has a significant amount but needs DCCC help and a lot more donations.
Rahm Emmanuel just did a big fundraiser for Hodes in Boston and the people at Swing State Project are sounding a bit more excited about the race. Some netroots money may help keep the momentum going. If you are within driving distance of Keene and feel like canvassing, the Cheshire County Democrats are doing some there this Sunday.