Accountability Now

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Accountability Now is a liberal political action committee begun in the fall of 2008 [1] and more formally announced in February 2009. According to its website, "diverse and politically powerful groups have decided to support Accountability Now's efforts, such as MoveOn, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Daily Kos,, Democracy for America, 21st Century Democrats and BlogPAC. Accountability Now PAC will recruit, coordinate, and support primary challenges against vulnerable Congressional incumbents who have become more responsive to corporate America than to their constituents." [1]

According to the New York Times, "the formation of the group is another step in the evolution of the blogosphere, which has proven effective at motivating party activists to give money and time to political campaigns, especially in local races. But it also illuminates a deepening wrinkle for President Obama, whose attempt to build a broad governing coalition -- often by tempering some of his more liberal positions -- has already angered some of his supporters on the left. The new organization is in many ways the liberal equivalent of the Club for Growth, a conservative group that has financed primary challenges against Republicans it deems insufficiently dedicated to tax cuts and small government." [2]


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Email: accnowpac AT

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  1. "About," Accountability Now website, accessed February 2009.
  2. Jim Rutenberg, "Bloggers Create PAC to Recruit Liberal Candidates," New York Times, February 26, 2009.

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