Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Busy Summer for Democrats

Here in the city of Columbia, there is no shortage of action for the political junkie and/or activist. We have the 23rd, 24th, and the 25th Legislative district races, as well as candidates for state senate and US Congress. Throw in the coordinated campaign of Jay Nixon and you have a great opportunity to further progressive causes in Missouri. Sean Spence (DFMo. endorsed), Mary Still, and Bob Pund are vying for the 25th leg. seat. The winner will meet a Republican in the fall. Candi Iverson and Stephen Webber and running for the 23rd leg seat. Since there is no Republican running in that seat, the winner of the primary will be the presumptive winner. Chris Kelly and Kelly Schultz are running for the 24th and 21st respectively and will meet Ed Robb and Steve Hobbs in November. Many of these campaigns are embracing a grassroots style of action and are moving away from the top down style of running campaigns. Some of these candidates are on Facebook and they use it quite regularly to disperse information to their supporters. I predict big gains for Democrats this fall. The Republicans on all levels have left this nation broke and yearning for change. So get out there, canvass for your favorite candidate and let's win!

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