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The people who brought you Joe Lieberman are gearing up to knee cap the only Democrat who can win the US Senate seat in Ohio.

Bob Menendez, the head of the DSCC, is threatening to attack Jennifer Brunner if she is deemed to not have enough money in her primary against perennial loser Lee Fisher.

The DSCC has all but written her off, however, and the establishment has turned to Fisher. In fact, Brunner said when she spoke with DSCC Chair Bob Menendez in Sept., he first told her that he “didn’t want to see a Democratic candidate at the end of the primary with zero dollars,” and he followed up that his organization would go into the state to work against a candidate perceived as “being negative in the primary or not raising enough money.”

Brunner said she responded: “If you do that, the women of Ohio will never forgive you.” Menendez, she said, retorted: “I know you’re not scared of me, and I’m not scared of you.”

All because Lee Fisher has more money.  Newsflash, Bob.  Lee Fisher CANNOT WIN THE SEAT.  He has lost his last two statewide campaigns, the most recent in 1998 to BOB TAFT, after OUTRAISING Bob Taft.  

There's all kinds of juicy inside baseball nuggets from this interview, but the main point for this community is that Democratic Senate primaries are THE PLACE where we can most prevent Joe Lieberman from ever happening again.  The Ohio US Senate primary in 2010 is the place where we can do that NOW.

We need to support Jennifer.  She stood up for us, against DEATH THREATS from Republicans, to protect our votes in 2008.  It's time we backed her up.

Please donate to Jennifer's campaign.  Jennifer Brunner can beat George W. Bush's trade rep Rob Portman in the fall.  Lee Fisher CAN'T.  

UPDATE - Some folks are asking for more info about Jennifer.  She's the Ohio Secretary of State who took over after Ken Blackwell in 2006.  Ohio elections after Blackwell were a putrid, partisan, rat hole.  Jennifer went about cleaning up Ohio's election processes to the point that she won the JFK Profile in Courage Award.  It was her only priority.  Here's a link to her campaign bio.

UPDATEx2 - Ohio blogs are weighing in, confirming that the establishment is coming after Jennifer guns blazing.  Ohio Daily Blog.

The line from the people who really know her goes like this : "God help these f___ers if they don't take her seriously. She's a wonderful person. Don't get me wrong. She's caring and compassionate and I'd walk through fire for her. But God help these guys if they cross her. She's got ice water running through those veins and she'll take you down a brick at a time or blow your whole house down."

And that's from the people who not only really know her, but from the people who really respect her.

This afternoon, the DC publication Hotline ran a story that's chock full of every side story we've heard over the last six months, but could never repeat or report. At long last, the story about the behind the scenes look at the Jennifer Brunner for U.S. Senate campaign is playing out. In part, because Jennifer Brunner doesn't care what the establishment thinks anymore.

And Buckeye State Blog.

One of the things that I really liked about Jennifer Brunner when I first met her at Netroots Nation this summer, was that she didn’t really act like most politicians. She’s candid and very direct, while Lee Fisher makes me think he consults with a PR team even on things like how best to tie his shoes.

Remember folks - Jennifer Brunner took DEATH THREATS for her work in 2008 to help keep elections in ohio clean, so that we could win Ohio.  She DESERVES our support.  Please donate.

Originally posted to TimRusso on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 05:45 PM PST.

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