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VICTORY!! Progressive Beats Blue Dog in New Hampshire Primary

09/14/2010 10:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We did it!! Just minutes ago, bold progressive Ann McLane Kuster defeated Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign co-chair Katrina Swett in tonight's New Hampshire congressional primary (NH-02), when Katrina called Annie to concede.

Annie ran a superb campaign -- and netroots supporters in the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy For America made thousands of phone calls and chipped in nearly $100,000 toward her people-powered victory.

The PCCC was formed to achieve big progressive victories just like tonight's. Let's keep the momentum going!

Everyone may be talking about the Tea Party, but the quiet story unfolding behind the scenes over the past year has been greater investment in political infrastructure by the progressive movement. And tonight we are seeing the first victory.

Here's what Annie wrote to PCCC members yesterday:

The PCCC has been a great partner and has helped progressive candidates like me run effective, people-powered campaigns.

Phone calls from PCCC members to voters  were a tremendous help. Many PCCC members donated $3, $4, or $10 as well, allowing us to continually expand our grassroots effort.

Thank you for being part of the "people power" that is changing this country. Your efforts are noticed and greatly appreciated.

Ann McLane Kuster is on her way to filling Paul Hodes' open seat in New Hampshire. Together,  we're making a big difference. But all need to work together to continue  winning progressive victories in 2010.

The PCCC will help Ann McLane Kuster defeat Tea Party Republican Charlie Bass in November, and help other progressive champs like Bill Hedrick (CA-44), Elaine Marshall (NC-Sen), and others.