We Must Take Back the Senate

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5 Democrats Who Need Your Support

Democrats must flip 5 seats to control the Senate. The Senate landscape has changed over the past month. Our early investments helped tossup candidates move to more secure positions. We can now turn our focus to races where additional money can make a difference. Democratic momentum has raised the prospects for several candidates once considered long shots.  Their chances of winning--and ours of Flipping the Senate--will increase with additional resources. By investing in these five races we maximize the use of Democratic dollars to win the Senate.

Our best opportunities are in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, and Iowa. 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

Georgia

Raphael Warnock


Opponent: Kelly Loeffler (R)

Cook/Toss Up, Sabato/Lean 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.

Kansas

Barbara Bollier
Opponent: Roger Marshall (R)

Cook/Lean R, Sabato/Lean R

While Kansas is considered a “red state" it seems they may be ready for something a little different.
In 2018, they elected a female Democratic Governor and a Democratic Congresswoman in the 3rd District. When Senator Pat Roberts retired, the seat became open and Dr. Bollier, a Kansas State Senator who had switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party in 2018, entered the Race. 

Barbara graduated from KU and went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. After a career in medicine, she was elected to the Kansas House in 2010, as a Republican. In 2016, Barbara ran for the State Senate. There, she continued her fight to reverse the Brownback tax experiment, adequately fund schools, and make healthcare more affordable for all. She partnered to build the bipartisan coalition that ultimately ended the failed Brownback tax plan that had devastated Kansas for years. In 2018 she broke with the Republican party over the issues of health care and LGBTQ rights and became a Democrat. Her years of bipartisan work have resulted in a record number of endorsements from current and former Republican elected official in Kansas.  

 

As a doctor, Barbara continues to be a leading voice of support for expanding Medicaid. In 2019, she called out the Senate Republican leadership for blocking Medicaid expansion while rural hospitals continued to struggle and close.

In addition to protecting and expanding healthcare, Bollier is passionate about protecting Social Security, improving and funding public schools, a woman’s right to make her own health care choices and protecting LGBTQ rights.

Iowa

Theresa Greenfield

Opponent: Joni Ernst (R)
Cook/Toss Up, Sabato/Toss Up

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.

Texas

Mary Jennings (MJ) Hegar


Opponent: John Cormyn (R)

Cook/Lean R, Sabato/Likely R

With 2.1 million newly enrolled voters, Texas has become competitive at the Presidential level and there are five competitive House districts. 

 

MJ has gained momentum and has been endorsed by Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Houston Chronicle and the (Austin) Statesman

 

MJ became a commissioned officer in the Air Force after graduating from the University of Texas. She served three tours in Afghanistan as a combat search and rescue and Medevac pilot. She received a Purple Heart and she is one of only a few women to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for her actions saving the lives of her crew and patients.

 

After completing her service, she worked across the aisle to overturn a regulation that barred women from ground combat. This victory opened up hundreds of thousands of jobs for women in the military. 

MJ will support affordable health care, protecting Social Security and Medicare, immigration  reform, investments in education, a woman’s right to make decisions about her own health care, and LGBTQ rights. She supports common sense gun safety measures.

Georgia

Jon Ossoff


Opponent: David Perdue (R)

Cook/Toss Up, Sabato/Lean 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.

Thank you

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The FM Team

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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