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Darcy Burner

A Righteous Anger: Demanding Wall Street Accountability

by: Michael Conrad

Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:36:48 AM EST

On Sunday night 60 Minutes went there. Prosecuting Wall Street asks why over three years after the Great Crash of 2008, no one on Wall Street has been prosecuted. Specifically, why haven't the Department of Justice or the SEC prosecuted Wall Street for violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? CBS' Steve Kroft interviewed two high-level whistleblowers and Obama Administration Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.
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Because Darcy thinks it's a good idea!

by: edgery

Tue May 19, 2009 at 21:08:03 PM EST

DonkeyKickingI have to admit to being more than a little disconnected since January; life, a new and hectic job, and so many people putting words and expectations into and onto the new Administration without looking at what was actually said or not during the campaign.  The life and job are all good; for an old political dog like myself, the politics have been a little too deja vu.  After 4 months of increased disinterest, I'm thinking maybe it's time to come out of this funk.

So, when Darcy Burner took the Executive Director position at the new ProgressiveCongress.org, I thought "it's only a matter of time before she starts connecting people to the folks on the Hill."  And sure enough, that's exactly what she has planned.  Follow me below to find out how and when, and why I think this could be the start of something really good.

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Get on the phones for our West Coast candidates!!

by: edgery

Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 22:36:43 PM EST

Congratulations, President-elect Obama!

Now, folks, GET BACK TO WORK!!  Get one more person to the polls, just one.  You can do it.

mybarackobama.com has diverted all its phone banks to Darcy Burner's race in Washington.

No on Prop 8 is in critical need of help in California.

Are you in Gary Pritchard's district?  Have you voted? No? Get going, you have only a few minutes left to get in line!!

We need Charlie Brown in Northern California, and so we need you to make it happen.

Sarah is depending on every one of us to put Jeff Merkley over the top in Oregon.

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Darcy Burner: The Authentic Netroots Candidate

by: alabama2008

Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 18:35:56 PM EST

PhotobucketThere are a number of candidates this cycle that would be considered netroots favorites. However, perhaps the most beloved by all of the Congressional Candidates is Darcy Burner running for Congress in Washington 08.

Dave Reichert currently represents this district, one of the most leaning Democratic congressional districts held by a Republican. Reichert narrowly beat Burner in 2006 and the rematch became one of the most expensive races in the country.

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Darcy Burner-D WA-08 takes Lead in New Poll

by: Predictor

Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 13:30:55 PM EST

(go Darcy Burner - our Progressive Blue endorsed candidate in the WA-08! - promoted by poligirl)

Whoo Hoo!!!

After numerous polls showing Darcy trailing David Reichert-R by 5 points or so, there finally is a Poll showing her ahead by 5 Points. Hopefully momentum is on Darcy's side. Please consider throwing some love Darcy's way through our Act Blue Page Link.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Bennett, Petts & Normington poll that shows Democrat Darcy Burner leading Republican Congressman Dave Reichert by 5 percent.  In the initial head-to-head in the race for Washington State's 8th congressional district, Burner leads Reichert 49 to 44 percent.  Conducted October 8-9, the poll surveyed 400 likely voters and has a 4.9 percent margin of error.

Voters believe Reichert has not gotten much done in Congress and has sided time and again with President George Bush. More voters believe Burner rather than Reichert shares their values and will try to bring change to Washington.

"Darcy Burner's campaign for change is resonating with families who have had enough of Congressman Dave Reichert's support for George Bush's failed economic policies," said Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Yoni Cohen. "Reichert was a good sheriff but is ineffective in Congress, rubber stamping Bush's war in Iraq and Bush's effort to privatize Social Security and risk seniors' retirement benefits in the stock market. Burner is running to change Washington and provide tax relief to Washington State's middle class families."

DCCC

http://dccc.org/blog/archives/...

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Washington State Primary Results - Congrats Darcy Burner-D!!!

by: Predictor

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 21:58:53 PM EST

(Congrats to EENR Endorsed Darcy Burner!!! - promoted by Predictor)

Today, the great State of Washington has held their Primaries for State & Federal Offices. This includes our Endorsed Candidate, Darcy Burner in WA-08, who has won overwhelmingly in the Democratic Race to face-off once again with Reichert-R

In another closely watched race, Republican Congressman Dave Reichert and Democratic challenger Darcy Burner advanced to the general election in the 8th District of Seattle's eastern suburbs. It will be a rematch of their 2006 contest.

"The results tonight are really fantastic," Burner said. "The voters in this district are telling us that they want to change the direction of our country, so let's do everything we can to give them what they want come November."

Note: The Poll below is Multi Vote

Polls close at 8pm Pacific DST
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Stand Up for DARCY BURNER!! It's Primary Day in WA

by: edgery

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 09:34:54 AM EST

Today is primary day in the great state of Washington, and one of our endorsed candidates is on the ballot.


Darcy Burner is everything we could want in a candidate: progressive, committed to bold and transformative change, curious, intelligent, the next generation of Congressional leaders.

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4 EENR candidates have chance to be next Progressive Electorate Candidate

by: alabama2008

Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 10:58:24 AM EST

(Yay for our EENR endorsed candidates! - promoted by poligirl)

We have changed the rules a little for this next The Progressive Electorate Contest. We are voting from a list of 9 to select 3. Or you can write someone in as well.

Four of our candidates are EENR blog endorsed candidates, a true testament to where we look for guidance.

Charlie Brown - CA 04
Heather Ryan - KY 01
Darcy Burner - WA 08
and Jeff Merkley - OR - Sen

Come support these folks and let others know. I will continue to spread the good word and cheer about EENR.

This is still my favorite blog.  

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Netroots is Stepping Up to Help Darcy Burner! - Updated Numbers!

by: kevin22262

Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 16:32:48 PM EST

(If you can, please help Darcy - our EENR endorsed candidate - in this time of great need... - promoted by poligirl)

>>> Update is in the comments. <<<

I am sure you all have heard by now, that Darcy Burner lost her home and possessions in a tragic house fire. It could have been much worse, since it started in her childs bedroom due to a faulty lamp.

Screams of Burner's son led to family's escape

Darcy Burner house
Photo by ELLEN M. BANNER/THE SEATTLE TIMES

So the call has gone out across the blogs to help Darcy Burner!

Donate Now, if you can.

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Darcy Burner Loses Her Home and Cat In Fire

by: Benny

Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 12:35:41 PM EST


Open Left reported last night that Darcy Burner's house was in a fire and she lost most of her possessions.  Here's the link from the report by the Seattle Times.

Darcy is one of EENR's endorsed downtickets, in her case, for the WA-08 district.

Today, Darcy wrote a note to her supporters.

More after the jump...

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Barack Obama, DNC, Road to 60, Q2 and more - I Gave how about you?

by: kevin22262

Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 21:06:09 PM EST

Cross posted at MyDD and at DailyKos

This is just a small diary with a few words to help push some good candidates and some good ActBlue pages.

I have not been able to give anything for quite a while. I gave a small amount to two worthy ActBlue pages today.

First off, I gave to MyDD's Road to 60 ActBlue page.

They have a great list of candidates that are worthy to support.

More below...

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