March 11, 2004
Campaign web sites

I've added links on the sidebar to the Contributions/Donations page for each of the Democratic candidates for Congress this year who a) are not unopposed and b) have a campaign website that I could connect to. Hopefully, this will make it easier for those of you who want to support the Democrat in your district or who want to help out in a high-profile race elsewhere. I'd like to thank the Politics1 folks for saving me a lot of Googling in this endeavor.

Obviously, not all of these candidates and races are equal. Some will be a better investment than others, and some will line up with your views (and mine) better than others. I trust we can all figure out for ourselves what to do.

After looking at some of these web pages, I'm reminded why I wrote a list of dos and don'ts for campaigning on the web. I'll also say again that it would be an outstanding idea for the national and state parties to provide free standardized web templates and secure contribution code, and to strongly encourage candidates - especially ones on a shoestring budget, who I'm guessing are the more likely to roll their own HTML code as a cost-saving measure - to take advantage of them.

Ideally, I'd love to have links to all Democratic candidates' web pages, but they have to have them first. If anyone knows about and can point me towards pages for the following people, I'll add them.

CD01 - Max Sandlin
CD07 - John Martinez
CD11 - Wayne Raasch
CD15 - Ruben Hinojosa
CD16 - Silvestre Reyes
CD18 - Sheila Jackson Lee
CD20 - Charlie Gonzalez
CD23 - Joe Sullivan
CD26 - Lico Reyes
CD27 - Solomon Ortiz
CD28 - Ciro Rodriguez
CD29 - Gene Green
CD30 - Eddie Bernice Johnson

I know that incumbents have their own web pages, but that's not what I'm looking for. I want campaign sites, with contribution information. Any help is appreciated.

UPDATE: OK, I guess that was a little confusing. I've changed the sidebar links to the main campaign web pages, and where there is a separate contribution/donations page, added a link to that. As before, please do let me know of any additions or corrections.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 11, 2004 to Election 2004 | TrackBack

for Martin Frost (TX-32), it's

Posted by: precinct1233 on March 11, 2004 3:22 PM

I received an e-mail about the voting history of
Democrats on Social Security. I and my husband are long time Democrats and would like to know the truth on the following. We are also aware of the Republicans campaign to lie about issues in order to sway votes. If I remember correctly,
it was a Mr. Atwater who's motto was if you tell
lies enough eventually it will be accepted as a
truth. He later became regretful before he died
that he told those lies and ruined peoples lives.

1. Did Lyndon Johnson change the Social Security from a Trust into a Generl fund so Congress could spend it?

2.Did Al Gore break a tie so Social Security annuities could be taxed?

3.Did Jimmy Carter decide to give annuity payment to immigrants?

This sounds bad for the Democratic Party, unless there is more to it. If so, please tell me so I can counter the charge.

The Democratic party has always been for the
average citizen and has watched out for the working class. It is difficult to accept the
garbage being put on the internet by whomever
is circulating the information, however, the
real truth needs to be voiced.

Regards for the Truth!
Wayne & Glenda Adams

Posted by: Glenda Adams on June 8, 2004 1:59 PM