03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Time for a Money Bomb

The Republican health care plan is simple: Don't get sick. The Republicans also have a backup plan. If you do get sick, die quickly.

After I said those words, the right wing had its predictable hissy fit, and I knew from that point forward, they would be watching. I immediately became the Republican's #1 target to defeat next year. D.C. election forecasters, like Charlie Cook, downgraded my re-election chances, which is a signal to corporate interests to go after me. And Bill O'Reilly began obsessing over me, even going as far as sending Fox News stalker specialist, Griff Jenkins, to wait outside my office all evening last Wednesday.

I scare them. More accurately, you scare them. Progressives standing up for what we believe and not backing down when our beliefs get challenged.

That's why my campaign launched a Money Bomb today. I wanted to show the right wing that when someone speaks out for progressive values, he or she will get the support to win.

Today, we can show the "experts" that a progressive can raise money without having to cater to lobbyists and the DC pay-to-play culture.

I want a campaign by the people and for the people. Today's money bomb will show whether or not it's possible.

Please join our money bomb by contributing today.

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