On Tuesday, I posted an article informing my readers that a cadre of conservative bloggers were banding together to relaunch a movement called “Ten Buck Friday”. Four years ago that cadre was determined to help elect fiscal conservatives to Congress. That was the year that Republicans handed The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer a “shellacking”.
Political strategists agree the House is solidly in GOP hands, and no one thinks the November midterm elections will change that. House and gubernatorial contests pale in comparison to the question of who will control the Senate next January. If Republicans win back the Senate, it could have a profound effect on the president’s final years in office and on the future of the Republican Party.
“Ten Buck Fridays” will concentrate on the Senate races of Republicans vying for seats to effectively put this Administration in an “oversight headlock” and rid the Senate of Harry Reid's obstructionist leadership.
Larry Sabato has already called the races in Alabama, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming as “safe” for Republicans.
This week I have chosen to highlight what strategists agree are the most vital seats to win:
A victory for Thom Tillis (R-NC) could determine whether the Senate remains in Democratic hands. Iowa is supposed to be the Democrats’ firewall, but State Senator Joni Ernst has the enthusiasm of Republican circles. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is running a highly competitive race and a GOP victory would make would make it much more likely that Republicans would win control of the Senate. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AK) are giving fits to Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor.
Real Clear Politics shows Tillis up by 1, Ernst up by 0.2, Gardner down by 1, Cassidy up by 3 and Cotton up by 1.7 points in their most recent polling.
With all that said, what is “Ten Buck Friday?” Each Friday between now and November 4th we are asking our readers to consider contributing $10 to the campaign of the candidate(s) we have highlighted that week. Make sure to mark your contribution “Ten Buck Friday” so the candidate will know the blogosphere is with them in standing guard over liberty.
Contribute to Thom Tillis here.
Contribute to Joni Ernst here.
Contribute to Cory Gardner here.
Contribute to Bill Cassidy here.
Contribute to Tom Cotton here.
Please consider visiting the other bloggers who are participating in this movement: Adrienne's Corner, Diogenes' Middle Finger, Fisherville Mike, Laughing Conservative, Left Coast Rebel, Mind Numbed Robot, Proof Positive, Texas Conservative News, Theo Spark and Wyblog.