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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Fri May 23, 2014, 12:20 PM

10. Thanks!

Last night, I met with a small group -- ten people -- to discuss campaign strategy. The group included teachers, social workers, college students, a librarian, and a psychologist. Now, that's a collection of talent, of a type that far too often is not engaged in getting their own elected. That includes having one of their own elected to local office, which reduces the chance of electing someone who has shared values at the next level. And that results in other people being able to take their votes for granted.

During the last few election cycles, I've worked with grass roots groups, to get good people elected to village, town, and county positions. We haven't won every contest, but we've won most of them. That has been the result of identifying the common ground shared by members of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Left (and winning some republican votes). The few defeats have come when these two groups have been divided -- and as you know, the republican opposition invests time and money attempting to create and exploit those divides.

I wouldn't ask anyone to do something that I'm not willing to do. So with this state senate seat up for election, I have asked the various groups that I work with -- in five counties -- if anyone was interested in stepping up to the plate? Without exception, those I've asked have said that they want me to run. So I ran it by my children, and they all want me to.

I've long kept track of election results numbers. No question that I'm the underdog. But I think that I can win.

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