help support carl levin

Michigan Senator Carl Levin is coming up for reelection in 2008, and he’s just kicked off a new fundraising effort. I can’t seem to find it anywhere now, but I seem to recall not too long ago that he opened up his campaign war chest and contributed significantly to the campaigns of other Democrats that were running in close races. I think that speaks to the kind of guy that Levin is, and I’d hope that at least a couple of you out there would consider contributing a few dollars. March 31 marks the first reporting date in this election cycle, and it’s imperative that we show the Republicans that he’s got broad public support. If we don’t want Republican teams on the ground here in Michigan, trying to take his Senate seat, we need to show them right now that we not only like him, but that we’re willing to put our money where our mouths are. I don’t usually make personal appeals like this (even when it’s my own stuff I’m selling), but I feel passionately about Carl Levin and I think that he’s earned our support. (Yes, it does piss me off that he won’t get behind the raising of mandatory fuel efficiency standards, but I try not to think about that too much.) So, do me a favor, and don’t just assume that he’ll win because he’s honest, popular, etc. I know it’s unlikely that he’d lose, but we can’t afford to take that risk. We need Carl Levin in the Senate.

[For more information on his fundraising, his voting record, and where he stands on the issues, just follow these links.]

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  1. mark
    Posted March 27, 2007 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    The image of Levin that I’m using here comes from the recent piece in “Time” that listed him among America’s best 10 Senators.

  2. egpenet
    Posted March 27, 2007 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    So if we contribute to Carl’s campaign, we can keep our Hummers? Yahoo!

  3. dorothy
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    this has nothing to do with carl levin. i was worried about you for several days, but because i was suffering from apparently the same bug you had, i couldn’t get up the strength to email you. whatever it was, it went through our whole family—my 1 year old grandson wound up in the hospital for a week. my son tells me the cough hangs on for about six weeks. sweet. i know first hand how miserable you were and you have my deepest sympathy, hope you are feeling better now. my husband got it while in louisiana on a trip to help katrina victims and spent the worst week of his life sleeping in a gym on a blow up bed with a hundred other volunteers and trying to do dry wall in the day. keep well.

  4. Patty
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Plus, as Jon Stewart says, he looks like a kindly old shoemaker.

  5. mark
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Well, I just donated more money to him than I’ve donated to anyone since Nader. I don’t really have it to spare, but I like him… Now I’m going to write him a letter about fuel efficiency standards.

  6. mark
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    And he does look like a shoemaker.

    And I’m sorry to hear that your grandson was ill, Dorothy. I’m glad to know that he’s out of the hospital now.

  7. Denis O'Hara
    Posted February 9, 2008 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    It’s time you college intellects wake up and realize Levin for exactly what he is….a no-good career politician who does nothing but obstruct the American way of life. I hope he finally failsin his attempt to get re-elected, but first, backwards thinkers such as yourself need to grow up and realize how things work in politics. You’ll grow up someday and have to pay taxes and wonder how you could have been so blinded by the “good deeds” of the liberal dems.

  8. mark
    Posted February 9, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Thanks for you insight. Just a few points of clarification. First, I graduated from college 15 years ago. Second, I’ve been paying taxes for the past 25 years. I have quite a few issues with Levin, but I think he’s generally a good guy who has Michigan’s best interests at heart.

  9. MaryD
    Posted February 9, 2008 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    The loss of his seat would be too horrible to contemplate. For me at least, politics isn’t all or nothing it is an art of compromise and prioritizing (sounds like marriage).

  10. Robert
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Denis O’Hara should have thrown his hat into the ring and run as the Republican candidate against Levin. His comment above probably earned him more name recognition than the guy the Michigan GOP ended up choosing as their candidate.

  11. Robert
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    It’s looking increasingly likely that our great senators from the State of Michigan may soon be joined by a Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. He is one of eight Democratic challengers now running neck-in-neck or ahead of their Republican opponents for US Senate seats across the country.

    Incumbent Republican Senators John Sununu(NH), Gordon Smith(OR), Ted Stevens(AK), Elizabeth Dole(NC), and Norm Coleman(MN) are all currently engaged in fight for their political lives. In addition, three states where incumbent Republicans decided to “cut and run” leaving their seats vulnerable, look good for Democratic gains. In all three (VA,CO,NM) Democratic candidates have already reached or surpassed the 50% mark in recent polling.

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