Say hello to these 24 vulnerable Republicans in districts that could be up for grabs. These are the faces in Congress that voted “yes” to repeal and replace the ACA with #trumpcare.
Many of us fear for the worst (though the bill has a long way to go through the Senate – committees, rewrites, debates, etc. etc. etc.). But as today is MaytheFourthBeWithYou day, Daily Kos has an opportunity for you to fight back.
David Nir, Political Director of Daily Kos and the publisher of Daily Kos Elections, writes, “House Republicans have now passed their abomination of a bill that strips health coverage from millions of Americans, with 217 of them voting in favor of it. Here’s how we can punish them.
Of these 217 Republicans, more than two dozen sit in districts where Donald Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote. In other words, they’re already representing at-risk seats, and they just made themselves a whole lot more vulnerable.”
He explains how Daily Kos partnered with ActBlue to collect funds to help candidates run in states where Republicans are vulnerable.
“The fantastic folks at ActBlue have created something called ‘nominee funds’ that you can donate to immediately,” Nir writes. “These funds are organized on a district-by-district basis: You contribute now, and all money is held in escrow until after each state’s primary. At that point, the cash is transferred in one fell swoop to the Democratic nominee, who can then start using the money for his or her general election campaign pronto.”
This is the chart the Daily Kos put together to identify the 24 endangered Republicans who voted “yes.” These are the people that are up for re-election next year.
Nir explains, “A big surge in donations now would have huge salutary effects right away: It would both terrify Republicans and boost Democratic efforts to recruit good candidates. Of course, it would also help us defeat these Republicans next year. And as it happens, 24 is exactly the number of seats we need to take back the House.
So make them pay: Donate $1 right now to each of the Democratic nominee funds targeting vulnerable House Republicans who voted to destroy access to health care.”