Early Voting in MA
You can cast your ballot early. Here’s the information for Dartmouth.
Where: Town Hall, 400 Slocum Road
When: Now through November 2
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30
According to the Cook Political Report, all four of our candidates have a shot at winning their races. Mikie Sherrill ranks strongest, at “Likely Democratic”. Both Andy Kim and Jared Golden are in the “Toss Up” category. They rank Perry Gershon’s race as “Likely Republican”. Practically speaking, this means that all of these candidates can use whatever help, financial or otherwise, that we can offer. NOW is the time to act if you want to help one or more of these candidates.
Team Jared Golden in Maine
Some members of Team Golden have been in Maine almost continually since early September. Needless to say, they’ve been very involved with the Jared Golden campaign and with Maine Democratic Office, both in Ellsworth.
Do you want to help with the final crucial effort in Maine? Accommodations are available.
Contact our AAC Team Golden at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s an update from Vic Mailey:
The Jared Golden campaign steams ahead with a number of positive turns. President Obama and the Bangor Daily News have both endorsed Jared. B.D.N. endorsed Bruce Poliquin two years ago; but, now it says, the "district deserves a representative who better reflects its needs and values. Jared ... would be that representative."
In addition, Roll Call, a political newspaper, has named Poliquin as the 10th most vulnerable GOP congressman--for the first time jumping into the top 10.
Throughout October, SouthCoast MFMers have had a solid impact in Hancock County and in Oxford County. We have knocked on well over 2,000 doors and have had scores of good conversations with folks in their kitchens and on their stoops and decks. We have made canvassing forays into Penobscot County (Bangor) and into Washington County (Cherryfield).
Between fabulous feasts at our evening enclaves and hikes through the surrounding beauty, there's been considerable work in cars, on phones, and at writing tables. It has been fun and exhausting.
Now, though, comes the crunch. Another week or so of persuasive canvassing, then the major GOTV campaign for the final days. There is room here for more worker bees! Drivers, canvassers, gofers.
For turning ME02 Blue, every vote counts! For turning the governor's office Blue, every vote counts! For turning the state legislature Blue, every vote counts!”
Barbara Trecker from Team Perry Gershon writes:
“Perry Gershon, Democratic challenger for the House in NY01, has just been endorsed by the New York Times. The Times noted that Gershon “supports Medicare for All and has backed the Affordable Care Act, which the Republican incumbent, Lee Zeldin, voted to gut.” Gershon is also for sensible immigration reform and backs protection for Dreamers.
Zeldin has “enthusiastically backed Mr. Trump,” the Times notes, and has also campaigned with far-right former Trump aides Sebastian Gorka and Steve Brannon.
“For his legislative good sense and opposition to Trumpian excess, Mr. Gershon is worthy of voters’ support,” the Times concludes.
Marching Forward has supported the Gershon campaign by writing 2000 post cards, and we’re all pulling for him in a very tight race.”
From the New York Times:
Like most campaigns this fall, this one has focused on what Congress can do, not what the White House has done. Perry Gershon, the Democrat, supports Medicare for All and has backed the Affordable Care Act, which the Republican incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin, voted to gut. Mr. Gershon, who wants to discuss sensible restrictions on immigration, has backed protection for DREAMers without other stipulations, unlike Mr. Zeldin. Mr. Zeldin supports withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, which could have dire consequences for district with miles of coastline.
But the president has had a cameo part in the race. Mr. Gershon has provocatively said he was inspired to run by seeing parallels between Hitler’s rise and Mr. Trump’s rise while visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Mr. Zeldin, who has enthusiastically backed Mr. Trump, kicked off his re-election campaign at an event with Sebastian Gorka, a far-right former Trump aide who has worn a pin from a Hungarian group founded by Nazis. That group has claimed Mr. Gorka as a member, although he denies it. Mr. Zeldin has also had a fundraiser with Steve Bannon, another former Trump aide, who has been connected with some of the most extreme right-wing groups in Europe and the United States.
For his legislative good sense and opposition to Trumpian excess, Mr. Gershon is worthy of voters’ support.
Posted by Katie White