It Was the Blogosphere, Not the Democratic Party Who Made the Hackett Race
Bob Brigham has a few things to say about that.
By Brad Friedman on 8/4/2005, 8:45pm PT  

The blogosphere came to the rescue in an incredibly short time to raise a huge amount of money (some $500k of the campaign's $750k total) and on-the-ground support in droves for Democratic candidate Paul Hackett in the OH-2 special U.S. House election last Tuesday in Ohio. Those efforts either gave Hackett enough votes to win the race, or come damned close. The jury is still out on that, but either way, it showed that fighting to win works. Even in a supposedly 70-30 GOP district!

One of the key players in making all of that happen was Bob Brigham of the Swing State Project blog. He deserves a great amount of thanks and appreciation for his heroic efforts in front of, and behind, the scenes over the past week or more.

And now Bob has a few thoughts today for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) --- and all the rest of the Democratic leadership --- that are damned well very worth reading.