Saturday, March 25, 2006

Take Back the House in 2006

The OG's first endorsement for the 2006 Congressional elections is Democrat Diane Farrell of Westport, Connecticut, who is challenging long-term Republican Representative Christopher Shays in Connecticut's Fourth District. Farrell is challenging Shays hard on his continued support for the Administration's misbegotten adventure in Iraq, tapping into discontent and anger among Nutmeggers (like your Octopus):
Calling the Iraq war an "absolute disaster," Democratic congressional challenger Diane Farrell said yesterday the Bush administration and the president's supporters should stop talking about victory and instead be focusing on stability in the country.

Americans should hold U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, and others in Congress who supported the war accountable, Farrell said during a meeting with the editorial board of The Advocate and Greenwich Time.

"We have suffered as a country because there hasn't been proper oversight," Farrell said. "To send Shays back would be to maintain the status quo, and I don't think people in this district want to maintain the status quo."
From Greenwich Times.

Farrell is one of several female Democrats challenging incumbent Republican Representatives this year:
Democratic women are running major campaigns in nearly half of the two dozen most competitive House races where their party hopes to pick up enough Republican seats to regain control of the House. Democratic strategists are betting that the voters' unrest and hunger for change — reflected consistently in public opinion polls — create the perfect conditions for their party's female candidates this year.

"In an environment where people are disgusted with politics in general, who represents clean and change?" asks Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Women."
From NYT.

You go, girlfriend! Do like the Octopus and support Farrell in her bid for Congress.

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