You may have seen Matt Glazer's announcement of the creation of the Texas Blog PAC. I'm on the board of this PAC, and I intend to do what I can to help it raise the money to help elect enough Democrats to the State House to make the reign of Tom Craddick a bad memory. A few things I want to say about this:
- This is a traditional PAC. Unlike some of our other efforts, we intend to raise money the old fashioned way, with fundraisers (there's already one planned for Austin in September, with ones in Houston and Dallas to follow) and phone calls. I intend to make a list of folks whose candidacies I've helped promote on this blog, and to call and ask them for their support.
- Our aim is to help Democratic candidates running for the State House. Besides the obvious goal of dethroning Tom Craddick, we want to make sure that there's at least one Democrat at the table when the Legislative Redistricting Board convenes in 2011. We believe we can have the greatest impact in these races.
- I know I speak for my fellow board members when I say that one of our key values for this PAC is supporting candidates who aren't necessarily on the A list. Looking back at 2006, one can easily identify several races where a few thousand dollars might have made a difference. It's our hope that we can fill that gap.
I'm sure I'll have plenty more to say about this as we go along. For now, if you share these goals with us, I'd be very grateful to have your support. Thank you very much.Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 09, 2007 to Election 2008