Friday, May 1, 2009

Accountability Now PAC Looking at PA Senate Race; Separate Effort on Facebook Nearing $20K in Pledges

Another possible source of money for a progressive challenge to Specter -- Accountability Now PAC -- spoke up today:

Accountability Now PAC announced today that it opposed efforts by elites to deny Pennsylvania Democrats their right to choose a candidate for U.S. Senate. Powerbrokers claim to have promised Senator Arlen Specter a “clear field” in next spring’s Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate.
“We believe that primaries play a critical role in empowering voters, and we oppose ongoing efforts to deny Pennsylvania Democrats their right to choose who represents them in the Senate,” said Jane Hamsher, founder of and co-founder of Accountability Now. “Senator Specter certainly deserves a fair hearing from Democrats, but Pennsylvania Democrats have the right to hear from alternative voices who may be closer to their views on critical issues.”

And the Facebook group "I support a real progressive against Arlen Specter" is up to 781 fans as of this evening, equaling $19,525 in pledges -- up about $1,500 from last night.

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