We must Take Back the Senate

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Let's elect 6 more Democrats and flip the Senate

Democrats must flip 4 or 5 seats to control the Senate. The candidates in the Force Multiplier Senate Slate are running in states considered to be among the eight most flippable races based on many considerations, such as the assessment of the 3 leading independent experts (Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball and Inside Elections). We picked 6 races just to be sure.

Our best opportunities are in Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Montana. We are raising funds for these races in these states because they feature strong Democratic challengers, vulnerable Republican incumbents, and the campaigns are relatively underfunded. 

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Our Flip the Senate Slate

Montana

Steve Bullock

Running vs. incumbent
Steve Daines (R)

 

Montana has a history of voting for Democrats and  has had at least one Democratic Senator since 1911 and often two,  including from 2007-2015. Montana has had a Democratic governor since 2005.

 

Steve Bullock is currently Montana’s very popular Democratic governor (2013-present), whose favorability rating is +21%. He bucked the trends in 2016, winning the governorship even as Trump won the state.

 

Steve was born and raised in Montana, and has spent his career fighting on behalf of workers, students and families. He worked many years as a consumer protection, small business and labor lawyer, and led the fight to raise Montana’s minimum wage. As Montana’s Attorney General, he brought the first legal challenge to Citizens United all the way to the Supreme Court.

 

As governor, he has worked with Montana's Republican legislature to expand Medicaid, make record investments in public education, protect access to public lands, and strengthen Montana’s economy. He has fought against the corrupting influence of dark money and foreign money in elections and was the first governor in the country to protect net neutrality through executive order. Steve lives in Helena with his wife and three children.

North Carolina

Cal Cunningham

Running vs. incumbent

Thom Tillis (R)

Support for Cal will synergize with Joe Biden’s efforts to win North Carolina, which could be the “tipping point state” in the Presidential election. Cal’s opponent is Trump loyalist Thom Tillis.

 

Cal is an Army veteran (3 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving a Bronze Star). At age 27 he became one of North Carolina’s youngest State Senators, and fought for education, the environment, and equal pay and opportunities for women and minorities. He now helps lead a nationally-recognized environmental services and waste reduction company based in Raleigh.

 

Cal will fight to extend coverage under the Affordable Care Act, expand Medicaid, create a public health insurance option, support rural hospitals and address doctor shortages. He is committed to raising the minimum wage, providing equal pay and opportunities for women and minorities. He supports expanding education from pre-K to college, with an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Climate change has ravaged North Carolina, so he supports creating good-paying jobs by investing in clean energy and reducing carbon pollution. Cal believes in a woman’s right to choose. Finally, he will fight to expand access to voting and the prevention of voter suppression.

Iowa

Theresa Greenfield

Running vs. incumbent
Joni Ernst (R)

Though Iowa voted for Trump in 2016, it is a swing state and has voted Democratic for President in three of the last five elections. Iowa joined the Blue Wave in 2018, with two of its four House districts flipping from a Republican to a Democrat.

 

Joni Ernst, Theresa Greenfield’s incumbent Republican opponent, has seen her favorability drop as she votes her party’s line.

 

Theresa grew up on an Iowa farm and helped with the family crop-dusting business. When her first husband was killed in an industrial accident, she worked multiple jobs, put herself through college and became an urban planner. She has also worked in real estate and development. 

 

Theresa supports the expansion of health care, a living wage, investment in our workforce and equal opportunities and pay for women. She will work to expand job training and understands the need to help entrepreneurs and startups, expand export opportunities. She strongly supports education—from pre-K to college. Seeing firsthand the havoc wrought by climate change (notably increased flooding in and around Iowa), she supports mitigation efforts, including the creation of good-paying clean energy jobs and infrastructure expansion. Theresa supports women’s rights to make their own health care choices.

Georgia

Raphael Warnock

Running vs incumbent
Kelly Loeffler (R) 

Due to a resignation, Georgia is holding a special election on November 3, 2020, with one major Democratic candidate, Raphael Warnock, and two Republicans: Doug Collins and incumbent Kelly Loeffler. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held January 5, 2021. Our support now is essential so that Rev.  Warnock finishes in the top two and makes the runoff.

 

Georgia has historically been a Republican state, but has been shifting blue in recent years.In 2018 Lucy McBath flipped Georgia’s 6th congressional district, and Democrat Stacy Abrams narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial election.

 

Rev. Warnock has been senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta since 2005. (Title and affiliation are provided for identification purposes only.) He grew up dirt poor in a Savannah housing project and struggled to pay for college, but eventually earned a PhD. His desire to enter politics has grown out of witnessing Georgia’s blatant voter suppression, which led him to become Chair of the New Georgia Project, which focuses on voter registration.

 

As Senator, Rev. Warnock places a high priority on the fight for quality, affordable health care, a living wage. He will prioritize climate justice, clean energy and clean water.

Colorado

John Hickenlooper

Running vs incumbent

Cory Gardner (R)

In 2008, Colorado transitioned to voting for Democrats in most federal elections. At the state level, Colorado is one of 14 Democratic “trifectas,” in which Democrats control the state Senate, House and governorship. This underlies the current view that Candidate Hickenlooper has a strong chance to defeat Cory Gardner, the incumbent Republican, who eked out a narrow victory (1.9%) in 2014.

 

Hickenooper was Colorado’s popular Democratic governor from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that he was a petroleum geologist, before starting numerous successful businesses. In 2003 he was elected Denver’s mayor—a position he held until being elected governor. He worked across the aisle to pass pioneering climate change measures, landmark gun safety laws and Medicaid expansion. He also helped transform Colorado’s economy into being the best in the country as rated by some experts.

 

As a Senator he will work to  expand affordable health care, address the climate crisis with a 100% renewable energy economy by 2050, pass sensible gun laws and rebuild the economy, including the reinvention of America’s transportation system. John supports equity in pay and access for all and is a staunch supporter of reproductive health and justice for women.

Georgia

Jon Ossoff

Running vs incumbent
David Perdue (R)

 

An historically Republican state, Georgia has been shifting blue in recent years and Cook now rates it a Presidential Toss up. In 2018 Lucy McBath flipped Georgia’s 6th congressional district and Stacy Abrams narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial election.

 

Ossoff (a Georgia native) has been CEO of the media company Insight TWI since 2013. They have won numerous Emmy awards for their investigations of corruption, organized crime and war crimes. Jon ran for congress in the GA6th 2017 special election and narrowly lost, which set the stage for Lucy McBath’s 2018 victory. After college, he worked for Congressman Hank Lewis and was a close friend of John Lewis.

 

Candidate Ossoff will fight to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and provide a strong public option. He will defend Medicare and Social Security, and supports investments in infrastructure and clean energy to combat the climate crisis. He is committed to lowering taxes on working families and small businesses. He has vowed to defend Roe v. Wade. Given race and class disparities in policing, prosecution and sentencing, Jon will fight for criminal justice reform. Finally, he is committed to ending Citizens United.

As promised, Force Multiplier reviews the political landscape and periodically makes changes to our slates of candidates. As ratings and finances change, we shift our focus to races where we believe donations will make the greatest impact. We are committed to ALWAYS MAKING AN INFORMED INVESTMENT.
 
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