Important Midterm Campaigns Where Your Small Donations Can Help

The Bay's best newsletter for underground events & news

As you know by now, the Midterm Elections are nearly upon us and we are quite literally battling the forces of evil to save our country and the world. That is not hyperbole.

To be victorious the Democrats are going to have to take a number of congressional seats from the Republicans. While we obviously can’t all vote in these districts, we can give money to important campaigns to help them win. Remember, the average donation to Bernie Sanders’s campaign was $27, so lots of small donations can become a large amount of money.

With this in mind my friends Lou and Mimi did some research into which campaigns are the best for us to donate to. They used the following criteria to determine who to donate to, and stressed how important it was do donate now since campaigns can’t do much if you give them money a week before the election:

1. Competitive CA Congressional races, based on the Crooked 8 (7 GOP-held CA House districts that Hillary won in 2016, plus CA-22 because fuck Devin Nunes)

2. NV Senate – Jacky Rosen is a pretty good candidate and Dean Heller sucks – closest competitive Senate race to us here in SF

3. Prioritize Women and POC – and Brittney Packnett’s list right here for other ideas.

4.Preferably not taking corporate PAC money

They settled on the following candidates to support, all of whom are pretty cool:


Jacky Rosen – NV Senate

As mentioned above, Rosen is a pretty good candidate and Dean Heller sucks – closest competitive Senate race to us here in SF.

Stacey Abrams – Georgia Governor

Abrams would be the first black woman elected Governor of a US State and is one of the most amazing candidates running nationwide.

Andrew Janz – CA-22 House (Central Valley)

Janz is running against Devin Nunes, one of the biggest enablers of Trump in DC.

Ammar Campa-Najjar – CA-50 House (San Diego)

Campa-Najjar is a badass 29-year-old former Obama White House staffer running against Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted(!!) for using campaign funds on himself and his family. Campa-Najjar is not taking corporate PAC money.

Katie Hill – CA-25 House (LA/Ventura County)

Hill is the Executive Director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), California’s largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless. Identifies as bisexual.

Katie Porter – CA-45 House (Orange County)

Porter is a lawyer and consumer protection advocate who held Wall Street accountable for ripping off Californians, and isn’t taking any corporate PAC money.

Harley Rouda – CA-48 House (Orange County)

Rouda is also not taking corporate PAC money, and is looking to unseat “Putin’s favorite congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.

Broke-Ass Stuart works because of reader support. Join us now.

Howdy! My name is Katy Atchison and I'm an Associate Editor for Broke-Ass Stuart.

I want to take the time to say thank you for supporting independent news media by reading Supporting independent news sources like Broke-Ass Stuart is vital to supporting our community because it amplifies the voices of a wide variety of diverse opinions. You also help support small businesses and local artists by sharing stories from Broke-Ass Stuart.

Because you're one of our supporters, I wanted to send over a pro-tip.

Our bi-weekly newsletter is a great way to get round ups of Broke-Ass Stuart stories, learn about new businesses in The Bay Area, find out about fun local events and be first in line for giveaways.

If you’d like to get our newsletter, signup right here, it takes 5 seconds.

Previous post

I Hung Out with All These Nerdy Celebs at NY Comic Con

Next post

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.