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Nation: NRSC Letting Donors Create Their Own Slates

The National Republican Senatorial Committee recently unveiled its new “Two Seats” fundraising program, which works as a conduit that allows donors to give money directly to various Senate candidates of their choice from one online location.

The Web-based program allows donors to create their own unique slates of candidates and races to contribute to so that they can pass on their preferred slates to friends and family and encourage them to donate money as well. Pre-made slates of candidates include all open-seat races and all special elections.

The NRSC launched the program over the Presidents Day recess under the slogan “Two Seats to Capture the Senate.”
— John McArdle

House Candidates in Town for DCCC School

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hosting a candidate school for its challengers this week, with a special emphasis on teaching them how to rebuff attacks from Republican-sympathetic 527 organizations.

Among those candidates expected to attend the two-day event are marketing executive Dan Seals, running in Illinois’ 10th district; Iraq War veteran Jill Morgenthaler, running in Illinois’ 6th; Greenwich Democratic Chairman Jim Himes, running in Connecticut’s 4th; Anne Barth, a former aide to Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), running in West Virginia’s 2nd; Betsy Markey, a former aide to Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), running in Colorado’s 4th; 2006 nominee Darcy Burner, seeking a rematch in Washington’s 8th; and Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Joe Garcia, running in Florida’s 25th.

The candidates also are in town to meet with members of their state Congressional delegation, Democratic-leaning grass-roots organizations and political reporters.
— David M. Drucker

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