The Rightroots 15 Day Challenge — Day 3

by John Hawkins | September 8, 2006 4:27 am

We’re looking to pull in 100 donations for each of our 21 candidates over at Rightroots[1]. Towards that end, I’m going to be doing profiles of our candidates each day in order to give you a better idea of whom you’d be giving money to. Today, the candidates profiled will be Scott Tipton and Max Burns.

Candidate #1: Scott Tipton

District: (CO-3)
Seat Currently Held By: John Salazar (D)
Candidate + cash on hand: Scott Tipton ($307,568)
Opponent + cash on hand: John Salazar ($1,173,988)
Kerry vs. Bush in 2004: 44%% vs. 55%
Latest polling: Survey USA In Mid-August: Salazar 53% vs. Tipton 42%
Webpage: here[2]

Other: — Tipton has been endorsed by Tom Tancredo

Tipton can definitely beat Salazar, but the district is huge and he’s going to have to close that fund raising gap with Salazar in order to be competitive.

Candidate #2: Max Burns

District: (GA-12)
Seat Currently Held By: John Barrow (D)
Candidate + cash on hand: Max Burns ($733,393)
Opponent + cash on hand: John Barrow ($1,338,950)
Kerry vs. Bush in 2004: 49.6% vs. 50.4%
Latest polling: Public Opinion Strategies in July: Barrow 44% vs. Burns 43%
Webpage: here[3]

Barrow beat Burns 52% vs. 48% in 2004, but the district has been redrawn since then in a way that makes it more favorable to Burns.

You can contribute to either of these candidates and help us meet out goal for the 15 day challenge by chipping in a few bucks here[4], at Rightroots.

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