How the Democratic Party Helped Michael Bennet

A Democratic official passes along the following list of ways that the party assisted Michael Bennet, a candidate who, unlike Arlen Specter and Blanche Lincoln, the White House had a personal -- as in, they really like Bennet -- stake in electing. Note how the White House political team was able to enlist cabinet officers to target specific constituencies:

- Raised over $700k through POTUS event in February, Education Secretary Arne Duncan in March, HUD Secretary Donovan in June.

-  POTUS on tele-town hall with thousands of registered voters who had not yet cast ballots.


-  POTUS Get Out The Vote (GOTV) mailer


-  POTUS Robo-call


-  POTUS TV spot


- DNC targeting team helped develop GOTV universe for the Bennet campaign.


-  Plouffe email to Bennet fundraising lists


- Labor Sec. Solis robo call


- Labor Sec. Solis radio call in's


- The White House helped secure George Lopez for GOTV robocalls to Latino voters


Disclosure: Michael Bennet's bro is the Atlantic's ed, James Bennet.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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