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Get Involved!
Beat the GOP

what you can do

Learn about the candidates
Write your local paper
Call radio talk shows
Volunteer at campaign headquarters
Register people to vote
Spread the word!
Hound the Republican
Post flyers about why the Republican sucks
Take LOTS of friends to the polls on November 5th
GET INVOLVED!!!
If your candidate wins, don't EVER let them forget who helped them get there

support progressives

Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Senate
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin House District 2
Julia Carson, Indiana House District 7
Brian Baird, Washington District 3
Martha Fuller Clark, New Hampshire House District 1
Joe Courtney, Connecticut House District 2
Dario Herrera, Nevada House District 3
John Norris, Iowa House District 4
Ed O'Brien, Pennsylvania House District 15
Richard Romero, New Mexico House District 1

close house races

15 Races where the Democrat is favored-but still might lose.
13 Races leaning toward the Democrat.
7 Races where there's no clear leader.
24 Races leaning toward the Republican.
17 Races where the Republican is favored-but still might lose!

close senate races

2 Races where the Democrat is favored-but still might lose.
3 Races leaning towards the Democrat.
5 Races where there's no clear leader.
4 Races leaning toward the Republican.
4 Races where the Republican is favored-but still might lose!

roll call's senate races

Roll Call lists these eight Senate races as too close to call

STATE

DEMOCRAT

REPUBLICAN

Arkansas

Mark Pryor Tim Hutchinson

Colorado

Tom Strickland Wayne Allard

Minnesota

Paul Wellstone Norm Coleman

Missouri

Jean Carnahan Jim Talent

New Hampshire

Jeanne Shaheen John Sununu

New Jersey

Frank Lautenberg Doug Forrester

South Dakota

Tim Johnson John Thune

Texas

Ron Kirk

John Cornyn


Regime Change

The Republicans as usual, have screwed everything up, only this time they've been more brazen, arrogant and greedy than usual. Widespread corporate corruption, Cheney's secretive energy plan, a $1.6 trillion tax cut, a crumbling economy, increases in unemployment, a return to a national deficit, the destruction of civil liberties, war without end... the list goes on and on. You'd think all this would be enough to spell the end of the Republican Party's rule in Washington, but then you remember the opposition: the Democrats.

Earlier this year, it looked like the Democrats might easily sweep through the House, and maybe even pick up a few extra seats in the Senate. We are now less than a month from the November 5 election, and where do we stand? The Democrats have only a slim chance of taking control of the House, and could even lose the Senate--no thanks to Torricelli in New Jersey. How did they let this happen? The same way they lost the White House in 2000. They continue to offer little more than muted opposition, they don't stand up for what they believe in, and worse, they don't fight for their beliefs when challenged. Look at the Senate Majority Leader and the House Minority Leader--leaders of the party. Daschle and Gephardt, who both seem to think they'd make a good president in 2004, spent the entire year speaking out against Bush, only to back down as soon as Republicans start yelling about a lack of patriotism. The vote for war on Iraq is only the latest example. Gephardt almost single-handedly gave the House to the administration chickenhawks, and Daschle questioned the war--correctly--before ultimately voting for it. The Democrats seem to work hard at alienating the left and confusing the center to the point that they lose elections they should easily win.

Which brings us to this election. In almost 200 House races and a third of the Senate races, the Democrats couldn't even find a capable candidate to run against the Republican. Those races are decided. But there are still 76 seats in the House and 18 in the Senate that could go either way. So, whether you want to work against a Republican or work for a Democrat, or if you just want to perform an experiment and see how the Democrats handle controlling both houses of Congress, you can use this page as a resource. Who knows, maybe a Democratic Congress will inspire the Party to take a stand and start actually fighting Bush. If nothing else, they could take control, fail miserably, and in two more years, the third party (or even fourth!) movement will just be that much stronger. We can't lose!

IRAQ -- who voted what
incumbent republicans to beat

Also, here's a list of incumbent Republicans who are teetering on the edge. If they "represent" you, see what you can do in your district to push them over.

Connecticut House District 2: Rob Simmons
Florida House District 8: Ric Keller
Florida House District 22: Clay Shaw
Illinois House District 10: Mark Steven Kirk
Indiana House District 6: Mike Pence
Iowa House District 1: Jim Nussle
Iowa House District 2: Jim Leach
Iowa House District 4: Tom Latham
Kentucky House District 1: Edward Whitfield
Kentucky House District 3: Anne Northrup
Maryland House District 8: Constance A. Morella
New Jersey House District 7: Mike Ferguson
New Hampshire House District 2: Charles Bass
New Mexico House District 1: Heather A. Wilson
New York House District 1: Felix J. Grucci Jr
North Carolina House District 8: Robin Hayes
Pennsylvania House District 15: Patrick J. Toomey
Texas House District 23: Henry Bonilla
West Virginia House District 2: Shelley Moore Capito

Arkansas Senate: Tim Hutchinson
Maine Senate: Susan Collins
Oregon Senate: Gordon H. Smith
Colorado Senate: Wayne Allard
Oklahoma Senate: James M. Inhofe

The Dangerous Dozen
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March released its "Dangerous Dozen" list of 12 candidates for the United States Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and state governorships whose election could make the difference between common-sense gun laws and laws that make it easy for children and criminals to get guns.



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