In just 30 seconds, you can give Linda Stender the early boost she needs to be elected in 2008. Democracy for America is having an online poll to determine its “DFA Grassroots All-Star” – their first 2008 endorsement – and New Jersey has a chance to win this great early opportunity with your help.
After nearly beating Mike Ferguson in 2006, New Jersey’s progressive powerhouse Linda Stender is one of just seven candidates up for early DFA endorsement for a 2008 run for Congress.
Winning this grassroots challenge will result in a HUGE early boost in money, volunteers and support. But the contest ends midnight Sunday, so she needs your vote NOW.
Stender got huge DFA support in 2006. Local endorsement from all four local DFA groups in NJ-7 – Hunterdon, Union, Somerset & Middlesex DFAs – plus NJ for Democracy’s statewide endorsement. That was followed by a national DFA endorsement, funding and mobilization. It very nearly put her over the top. She deserved every shred of it then, and we have an opportunity to do even more now.
You and your friends don’t have to be members of Democracy for America (DFA) to drop in and tell DFA you want their pick to be Stender. (Though you can join DFA right here.) You just need to want an amazing progressive Democratic woman to represent New Jersey in Congress.
Winning this thing would throw a big national spotlight on Stender and New Jersey. Last year’s winner of DFA’s Grassroots All-Stars competition, by the way, was Jerry McNerney. That’s Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11). He lost his first congressional race, then ran a second time, and beat the dastardly Richard Pombo.
Stender’s already weakened Mike Ferguson. And New Jersey has zero women in the Congressional Delegation. We can change that. Let’s start early and send Linda to Congress!