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Video- Julián Castro to be first Latino keynote speaker at Democratic National Convention


Smart, good move. Sure did give wingrers alot to hate: La Raza, single mother and the last name Castro? I can hear it now. Video above is Castro announcing it.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be the first Latino to give a keynote speech at a Democratic National Convention. Castro will speak at the opening night of the 2012 convention on Tuesday, September 4th, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Castro, who is 37, is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. Castro and his twin brother Joaquín were raised by a single mother, Rosie Castro, a longtime community activist. Julián Castro has been active in the Obama campaign, and was named national co-chairman for the re-election campaign a few months ago.


Video- DNC's New Campaign Ad: Dancing Around The Issues


Meh, this one babbles on too long, the short more gut punch ones work better for me. From Taegan.


VIDEO: Can Mitt Romney Explain his Swiss Bank Account? Nope.



Why won't Mitt Romney explain his Swiss bank account and offshore investments?

That's funny, I've been asking the very same thing.

By the way, these Democratic attacks on Willard are working.


VIDEO: Why the Koch brothers want Mitt Romney to win


Photo by Gus Ruelas/Greenpeace

In an earlier post, the point was made that “Mitt Romney’s Koch problem isn’t what the Koch brothers are doing for him — it’s what he’ll do for them”:

Romney would gut safeguards that protect consumers from reckless Wall Street traders. And he’d end Medicare, throwing countless seniors into poverty to pay for more tax loopholes for Big Oil (which not-so-coincidentally happens to be where the Kochs got their money).

No wonder the Koch brothers are bankrolling Romney’s bid.

Exactly why they're forking over the big bucks. Which reminds me, Willard Romney is attending a fundraiser at the estate of David Koch in the Hamptons this very day, at this very time. So the DNC shot back with this, pre-emptively:

For more details about this weekend's fundraisers, go to Livewire.


Former President Clinton heads to Wisconsin to campaign for Tom Barrett in recall election


Who says public pressure doesn't work? I tweeted my hiney off for this:

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will head to Wisconsin Friday to campaign on behalf of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the state's recall election next Tuesday.

It's about time. The silence from the DNC has been deafening.

Clinton will team up with Barrett at a Milwaukee rally tomorrow. Neither President Obama nor V.P. Biden are planning to go to Wisconsin before the election on June 5th. Too bad, Biden would have been a perfect fit.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association, both campaigned in Wisconsin Wednesday.

Ed's been all over this story:

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WI Gov. Scott Walker Recall Watch: "Yes! The DNC heard us and has sent real help"


It's about time. Let's just hope it isn't too little too late. HuffPo:

The Democratic National Committee is fundraising directly for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in an effort to aid Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in the upcoming gubernatorial election against Gov. Scott Walker (R). [...] What's notable about this fundraising appeal is that the money will go directly to Wisconsin Democrats, rather than to the DNC. [...]

A Democratic party official told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Wednesday's fundraising email was being sent to "millions" of people.

Here's the email I just received, which is one more example of how much our voices matter:

Thanks to your signature and the signatures of 123,293 people (and counting) our message was heard loud and clear. Today Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairperson for the Democratic National Committee, sent a fundraising email nationally to "millions" of supporters and gave a helping hand that could make all the difference in this close, hard-won opportunity to recall Scott Walker. We had faith that the DNC would help even more than they had already planned, and because you joined in solidarity with us in Wisconsin, that faith has been fulfilled. Along with the help fundraising in Wisconsin and the ground support they're assembling in the home stretch, we have a stronger-than-ever sense of being able to win this thing!

From the email:

"Choices don't get clearer than this . . .Winning in Wisconsin sends a powerful message to the far-right extremists, and it starts to roll back their worst offenses. To build our organization and make it happen, Democrats need to come together to turn out hundreds of thousands of voters -- and we all have a part to play."

So thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of progressive Wisconsinite's hearts and mine.

Now let's get Scott Walker out of here!

In Solidarity,

Mary Magnuson

P.S. We couldn't have done this without a great, people-powered tool like to create this petition and to help get it seen. We have nothing but gratitude for both of them!


Hey DNC, do you want WI Gov. Scott Walker to win? Really?


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Greg Sargent has written a post at WaPo that has me seething, along with a whole lot of Wisconsin Democrats:

Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.

The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way. [...]

This idea that labor has unlimited resources is a fantasy,” the Wisconsin Dem says. “Our needs go well beyond that.”

A huge factor in this race will be turnout. And if you read TPC regularly, you know we're fighting as hard as we can to encourage people to help with registration and get the vote out.

I've written endlessly about the millions of voters who could potentially be disenfranchised because of Voter I.D. laws, and Wisconsin is a state that is causing major concern. So, a major push there to get voters to the polls is mandatory and underway.

But that costs money.

So DNC, what's the problem? Wisconsin is a bellwether state. We as a nation can't afford a loss there, nor can the people of Wisconsin. Where's the support? Why the lag?

Greg has more here. Pop a Tums first.