Undecided House races have candidates calling for cash and volunteers

There are still 9 House races where a winner has yet to clearly emerge and the GOP candidate trails in several of them. Even a candidate like Renee Elmers, who has been declared a winner but is in front by less than 1600 votes, needs cash for the expected challenge by incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge:

"We really feel with the way the trend is going now that we're going to win this race," he said Thursday.Elmers is not taking any chances, telling supporters in a fundraising letter Thursday that she's hiring 11 attorneys to monitor the vote count in each of the district's counties - all to the tune of at least $50,000.

"I never dreamed I'd be asking you for another donation two days after the election - but I need to raise $50,000 ‘yesterday,'" she says.

The NRCC apparently declined to help foot the bill; but Sarah Palin has begun riding to the rescue. "SarahPAC help is on the way for @Renee4Congress recount fund. Will other PACs join us? How about Beltway GOP?" Palin tweeted Friday.

Meanwhile, in Arizona's 8th district where Republican challenger Jesse Kelly trails Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by roughly 3,000 votes, the call is out for volunteers to hover over county election officials as they make their final tallies.

"We need volunteers to observe the ballot counting in Pima Co. Plz contact Lynne [number withheld] if you are near Country Club and Valencia," Kelly tweeted Friday.

Democrats are ahead in 5 races while the GOP leads in 4. Most of those races can be flipped one way or another by a recount or election shenanigans. Needed are lawyers and volunteers to see that this doesn't happen.

If you can, you might want to think of lending a hand.



There are still 9 House races where a winner has yet to clearly emerge and the GOP candidate trails in several of them. Even a candidate like Renee Elmers, who has been declared a winner but is in front by less than 1600 votes, needs cash for the expected challenge by incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge:

"We really feel with the way the trend is going now that we're going to win this race," he said Thursday.

Elmers is not taking any chances, telling supporters in a fundraising letter Thursday that she's hiring 11 attorneys to monitor the vote count in each of the district's counties - all to the tune of at least $50,000.

"I never dreamed I'd be asking you for another donation two days after the election - but I need to raise $50,000 ‘yesterday,'" she says.

The NRCC apparently declined to help foot the bill; but Sarah Palin has begun riding to the rescue. "SarahPAC help is on the way for @Renee4Congress recount fund. Will other PACs join us? How about Beltway GOP?" Palin tweeted Friday.

Meanwhile, in Arizona's 8th district where Republican challenger Jesse Kelly trails Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by roughly 3,000 votes, the call is out for volunteers to hover over county election officials as they make their final tallies.

"We need volunteers to observe the ballot counting in Pima Co. Plz contact Lynne [number withheld] if you are near Country Club and Valencia," Kelly tweeted Friday.

Democrats are ahead in 5 races while the GOP leads in 4. Most of those races can be flipped one way or another by a recount or election shenanigans. Needed are lawyers and volunteers to see that this doesn't happen.

If you can, you might want to think of lending a hand.



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