Cards Against Humanity offering midterm expansion pack in effort to back Dems in key races

Cards Against Humanity offering midterm expansion pack in effort to back Dems in key races
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The creators of the popular party game, Cards Against Humanity, are offering an expansion pack focused on the midterm elections in an effort to boost Democrats in key races. 

"We’ve decided to get into the election-hacking game," according to a post on the company's website. "It seems easy enough."

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The game's makers announced that they have identified six U.S. congressional districts that they believe Democrats can flip in November's midterms. 

On its site, the company asks for individuals to send in the addresses of voters who live in the districts identified by Cards Against Humanity's creators so that the company can send a "Midterm pack" to those voters for free. 

"We’ll also throw in a pamphlet that uses logic and facts to manipulate your friend into voting for the Democrat," the memo reads, before adding that one can donate $5 to the campaign if they don't know anyone in the specific districts its targeting. 

The campaign had raised more than $60,000 as of Wednesday afternoon. All of the profits will be donated to Run For Something, a group that supports progressive candidates.

"We tried to pick competitive Congressional races that featured exciting progressive candidates who would benefit from this push," the company said in a statement to The Hill. "We selected candidates that believe healthcare is a human right, support common sense gun control laws, and would serve as a check on Trump’s power."

The campaign targets races in states such as California, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Kansas.

The Democratic candidates include Katie Hill, who is running against Steve Knight (R) in California's 25th Congressional District; Abby Finkenauer, who is running against Rod Blum (R) in Iowa's 1st Congressional District; Sean Casten, who is running against Peter Roskam Peter James RoskamIllinois New Members 2019 Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president House GOP returns to Washington after sobering midterm losses MORE (R) in Illinois's 6th Congressional District; Lauren Underwood, who is running against Randy HultgrenRandall (Randy) Mark HultgrenIllinois New Members 2019 Republicans must learn from the election mistake on immigration Newly elected Dems downplay midterms results as referendum on Trump MORE (R) in Illinois's 14th Congressional District; James Thompson, who is running against Ron EstesRonald (Ron) Gene EstesKansas New Members 2019 Cards Against Humanity offering midterm expansion pack in effort to back Dems in key races Worst-case scenario for House GOP is 70-seat wipeout MORE (R) in Kansas's 4th Congressional District; and Linsey Fagan, who is running against Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessCards Against Humanity offering midterm expansion pack in effort to back Dems in key races Overnight Health Care: Bill banning 'gag clauses' on drugs heads to Trump's desk | Romney opposes Utah Medicaid expansion | GOP candidate under fire over ad on pre-existing conditions Twitter’s Dorsey apologizes to McCain family for ‘unacceptable’ tweet MORE (R) in Texas's 26th Congressional District. 

The announcement comes as Democrats attempt to seize on opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE in their effort to retake control of the House.

The co-founders of Ben & Jerry's announced a similar effort last week to promote a group of progressive candidates running for Congress in this year's midterm elections.