We've been talking a lot about the Governor's race, but just as important is the fight over control in the Oregon legislature.
In 2010, the fight for the legislature is more important than usual -- since the 2011 will, among other things, do redistricting of legislative and congressional races. (And Oregon has a slim possibility of picking up a sixth congressional district.)
For that reason, a national organization called Progressive Kick has offered to match up to $10,000 in donations for each of five Oregon candidates. That's a dollar-for-dollar match, doubling your donations.
Which candidates are supported by Progressive Kick? First, their criteria:
We’ve vetted our candidates very carefully, consulting with multiple experts in each state, to assure that only genuine progressives made our list. Both polling data and experienced, local election observers agree that each of these races is close but winnable, and that control of Congressional redistricting in their state is at stake.
So, who did they choose? Which candidates can you support - and double your impact? Here's the list, and Progressive Kick's candidate summaries:
Are there other candidates worthy of your support? Of course. But these five will receive a dollar-for-dollar match for anything you donate between now and October 10.
Each of these five candidates is running strong in a tough, winnable race. They're worthy of your support - and your money.