For the record, my ActBlue page was at $1020 when I started this matching drive. My goal is to raise $500 and match that with a donation of my own, for a total of $1,000 by Friday.
As many of you are aware, I support Jamie wholeheartedly – last week, as part of a health care post, I showed a YouTube clip of the NECN debate where I felt Jamie set himself apart from the rest of the Democratic field in the race:
I mentioned at the time that Niki appeared to not be up to speed on the bill’s current status, since it now has 76 co-sponsors yet she cites it as having 69 co-sponsors. Today, I think I found out why she said this – she got that number from Jamie Eldridge’s web site!
You see, last spring, when Jamie’s web page outlining his vision for universal, single-payer health care was created, the bill had 69 co-sponsors – this fact was noted on the page. However, since that time, the bill has picked up 7 additional co-sponsors – to be fair, Jamie hasn’t updated his web page, but I think this shows where and how Niki is researching the current situation in Congress as she prepares for public debates. To me, it looks like she’s using Jamie’s web site – now, I have to ask, who’s leading, and who’s following in this race?
Let’s elect a real candidate who knows the issues and articulates a clear vision for the district. If you’ve been thinking about donating to Jamie, do so now at my ActBlue page and it will count twice:
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