The netroots are beginning to notice Sen. Donald Betts and his race to retire seven-term incumbent Todd Tiahrt in the 4th District.
First, there was his interview with the MTV street team that got so many views it ended up on MTV's front page.
Now, Sen. Betts has done a liveblog at the national web site New Majority and was even featured in a front page story on DailyKos.
Betts is a great candidate and Tiahrt has a record that he should be ashamed of (like voting against the expanded GI Bill), but Tiahrt has over $1 million in the bank, so Betts will need all the help he can get. The good news is, it looks like he might be on his way to becoming a darling of the netroots, which will help him financially and hopefully increase interest in his campaign locally.
The more people that get involved, whether it be making phone calls, going door-to-door or donating money, the better chance we have of retiring Todd Tiahrt in November.
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Think about it, if Jim Slattery and Donald Betts could win in November, that would mean that four of the six congressional seats in Kansas would be held by Democrats with Sam Brownback's seat coming open in 2010. We're a long ways off still, but the mere fact that its possible is a herculean accomplishment.