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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:50 PM

A little good BETO news from deep red north Texas!

Spent the last few days working the Democratic Party Booth at the local county fair along with my Beagle-cross, Elvis.

Had a number of middle-aged and older white females requesting signs, stickers, etc. For signs, we requested a $3 donation, and most of them contributed $10 to $20. Don't remember requests for this many signs in last 4 years of working here, not even in 2016 election.

My favorite was a woman who said, "I've voted for a lot of Republicans in the past, but I've had it!"

"Because of the last couple of weeks?" I said.

"Weeks, hell," she said, "the last couple of years!"

Every one of them said something similar.

And we were working the early shifts before most of the crowd arrives, when it is mostly school children (who all love Elvis). Was also able to register a school teacher and her husband and son, as well as several new arrivals to the area. I am hearing from people who worked the later shifts of enthusiastic women showing up then, as well.

No way will Beto win, here, but if we can grow from the 15% that we got in 2016 to 20% in counties like this, it may be enough to turn the tide along with blue areas like Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. A boy can dream, anyway.

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Reply A little good BETO news from deep red north Texas! (Original post)
BaileyBill Oct 2018 OP
eleny Oct 2018 #1
Stuart G Oct 2018 #2
MagickMuffin Oct 2018 #3
BaileyBill Oct 2018 #5
unitedwethrive Oct 2018 #4
violetpastille Oct 2018 #6
Dem_4_Life Oct 2018 #7
Lucky Luciano Oct 2018 #8
dalton99a Oct 2018 #9
alwaysinasnit Oct 2018 #10
BaileyBill Oct 2018 #13
Turin_C3PO Oct 2018 #11
Leghorn21 Oct 2018 #12
Lonestarblue Oct 2018 #14
DeminPennswoods Oct 2018 #15
TrollBuster9090 Oct 2018 #16

Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:52 PM

1. That's wonderful news today!

Thanks for telling us about the great day you had at the booth.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:54 PM

2. Great News..thanks for sharing...k and r

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:03 PM

3. Where bouts in deep red north Texas?


I'm in Tarrant County

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:21 PM

5. Fannin County

Home of Sam Rayburn. Could use him, now.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:18 PM

4. Yup, my repub sister-in-law from Texas has been telling me about her Beto yard sign for

over a month now. She has never been this involved in politics.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:41 PM

6. That's a sweet story. :)

He's a great candidate.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:49 PM

7. That's awesome!!!

Volunteering at the Beto office today and had one person buy 50 signs! Plus a lot of people visiting from out of state buying signs, bumper stickers and shirts. But the most awesome story was a man that just flew in from VA to go block walking!

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:43 PM

8. Thx for the report from enemy territory! nt

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:44 PM

9. Kick

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:45 PM

10. Thanks for sharing the encouraging news and Welcome to DU!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:01 PM

13. Thanks.

Long time lurker, decided to start chiming in.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:46 PM

11. Just went to a wedding in Boyd, Texas.

My cousin is a cowgirl and there were plenty of them and cowboys at the wedding. I was surprised to find a few cowboy Beto supporters! Made my day.

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:47 PM

12. Many thanks for your hard work and this EXCELLENT field report, Bill!!!

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:28 PM

14. Keep on dreaming!

Iím dreaming along with you. Canít wait for early voting so I can vote for Beto!

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:38 PM

15. I suspect it's a bad idea to make Texas women angry

nt

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Response to BaileyBill (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:45 PM

16. A huge thanks to all the red state Democrats LIKE YOU, who work so hard with just a hint of hope.

Thanks for never giving up the faith!

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