Bad news for Angie Paccione?

By | November 15, 2005

ColoradoPols has an interesting article regarding Angie Paccione’s problems raising funds for her run at Marilyn Musgrave:

Early reports are that the fundraising behemoth EMILY’s List has indicated that they are unlikely to back Paccione, and more importantly, the Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Campaign is not likely to support her with the same passion that they backed Stan Matsunaka in 2004. Paccione is apparently getting frustrated at the lack of support she has received thus far after expecting much stronger backing all around.

This is bad news for pretty much everyone. Musgrave may be the most conservative, dangerous Congresspeople in the state. She need to be removed from office yesterday. I was really hoping that Paccione would be the person who could beat her. And Angie could; she is a very intelligent, personable candidate who should play well to the constituency. But she needs money.

One question I have: Why are groups like EMILY’s List not endorsing Paccione?

0 thoughts on “Bad news for Angie Paccione?

  1. em dash

    Fear not and stop reading Colorado Pols, the National Enquirer of statewide politics.

    First, EMILY’s List endorses pro-choice incumbent candidates.

    Next, they endorse pro-choice candidates running for a second time in a specific race.

    Lastly, they endorse pro-choice first-time candidate.

    The first two steps in the process are being completed now through the 4th quarter reporting period.

    First-time candidates get a look in the early Spring/pre-primary when campaigns start moving ahead.

    As in any endorsement process (DCCC, labor, EL, etc.) the big question is always viability and that, my friends, means fundraising.

    We need to help Angie rise to the top of EL’s radar. Please consider a donation now at or

    I add .72 to my contributions in tribute to the first black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her historic 1972 presidential camapaign. It helps the treasurer easily call out “blog gifts” for reporting purposes.

    P.S. The smart kids hang out at Soapblox Colorado. Come on by.


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