‘Use It or Lose It’ Gaining Traction
Posted on Oct 24, 2006
A MyDD writer came up with an ingenious plan that the N.Y. Times is covering: Get Democrats running in “safe” areas to funnel their campaign funds into the war chests of candidates who have greater need of the money.
Last week, Chris Bowers from MyDD came up with a terrific idea: get the ultra-safe Democrats without opponents or with just token opposition to donate from their huge war chests to the DCCC.
That idea evolved in to a netroots campaign called “Use It or Lose it”.
MoveOn got on board providing a handy reporting page. There are 70 House members in the safe category sitting on $50 million. The Democrats cannot be outspent this year—and if their caucus members would chip in, they won’t be.
Today’s NY Times covered the growing movement to get the Democrats to pony up to win…