Monday, October 8, 2012

BREAKING: Bad news from Ohio

Two new polls this weekend have Sen. Sherrod Brown losing ground to his opponent thanks to tens of millions of dollars in outside attack ads. We cannot let Sherrod—one of the most progressive members of the Senate—lose. Can you chip in to help him fight back?

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Dear MoveOn member,

There's breaking news from Ohio. And it's not good.

For months, shady outside groups have flooded the Ohio airwaves with almost $20 million in ads targeting Sen. Sherrod Brown.1

And for months, he's withstood the onslaught, holding on to a six or seven-point lead.2

But this weekend, two new polls came out—one showing a tied race and the other showing Sherrod down four.3

This is, in a word, unacceptable.

Sherrod Brown is a fearless fighter for working people who has taken Wall Street head on, and now he's paying the price. We can't let Karl Rove and his big money backers win this one. We cannot let it happen. Can you donate to make sure we keep Sherrod in the Senate?

Senator Brown isn't the only progressive who's facing an onslaught of big money this year. 

In Wisconsin, conservative Super PACs are hitting Tammy Baldwin after polls show her taking a small lead over her opponent.4 Tammy's another great progressive, who led the fight in the House for the Buffett Rule—to make millionaires pay their fair share.5 Her opponent, Tommy Thompson, on the other hand, has spent years working for a D.C. lobbying firm fighting for special interests. 

In Connecticut, it's not outside money that's the problem. It's Republican Linda McMahon's almost unlimited personal wealth. She spent $50 million on her failed Senate bid in 2010 and has already spent more than $13 million this year.6 But Chris Murphy's values—fighting for campaign finance reform and quality health care—are much more in line with Connecticut's voters', and he's opened a small lead.

These are races we have to win. But Tammy, Sherrod, and Chris need our help.

Click below to chip in $5:

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Levana, and the rest of the team


1. "Incumbent Sherrod Brown holds lead over Josh Mandel in Ohio's hotly contested U.S. Senate battle: The Ohio Newspaper Poll," The Plain Dealer, September 24, 2012

2. "OH Senator '12," TPM Polltracker, accessed October 7, 2012

3. "Polling Memorandum," Wenzel Strategies, October 6, 2012

"Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 46%, Mandel (R) 46%," Rasmussen Reports, October 7, 2012

4. "WI Senator '12," TPM Polltracker, accessed October 7, 2012

5. "The Buffett Rule (Paying a Fair Share Act)," website of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, accessed September 21, 2012

"Tammy Baldwin To Introduce Resolution Opposing Immunity For Banks In Foreclosure Deal," The Huffington Post, November 3, 2011

6. "Total Raised and Spent—2010 Race: Connecticut Senate,", accessed September 21, 2012  

"Total Raised and Spent—2012 Race: Connecticut Senate,", accessed September 21, 2012

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