Wow. How terrified is Gordon Smith of the progressive grassroots?
With the launch today of StopGordonSmith.com, it's pretty clear that he's running scared.
Within a few hours, the Smith campaign announced their own competing website - DemocratsForSmith.com. There's nothing new here - just the same ol' tired folks that supported him in 2002.
According to the O's blog, the DSCC is on top of it:
Matt Miller, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said Smith "must be pretty nervous to be launching campaign operations more than 18 months before voters go to the polls."
"I don't think most Democrats are satisfied with a United States senator who votes 90 percent of the time to support George Bush," Miller said.
After the jump, I've posted the list.
Call 'em and ask 'em why they're supporting a guy who opposed Oregon's minimum wage, supported drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (after promising he wouldn't), and asked John Ashcroft to overturn Oregon's Death with Dignity law.
Help tracking down phone numbers and email addresses would be much appreciated!
Here they are:
Elizabeth Furse, Former Congresswoman
Avel Gordly (I), State Senator
Bob Shoemaker, Former State Senator
Mike Thorne, Former State Senator
Deborah Boone, State Representative
Tim Josi, Tillamook County Commissioner
Lonnie Roberts, Multnomah County Commissioner
Fred Warner, Baker County Commissioner
Nikki Whitty, Coos County Commissioner
Jimmie Baker, Mayor of Sheridan
Rob Drake, Mayor of Beaverton
Phil Houk, Mayor of Pendleton
Lewis Key, Mayor of Milton-Freewater
Richard Kidd, Mayor of Forest Grove
Robert McPheeters, Mayor of Tillamook
Alan Unger, Mayor of Redmond
Cheryl Young, Mayor of Columbia City
Tim Boyle, Community Leader, Portland
Thomas Bruner, Community Leader, Portland
Nena Cook, Community Leader, Portland
Susan Cox, Community Leader, Eugene
Henry Hewitt, Community Leader, Portland
Jordan Schnitzer, Community Leader, Portland
And oh yeah: My full disclosure... I built StopGordonSmith.com for the DPO, but I speak only for myself.