Campaign #137 is for Mike Espy in MS
On Tuesday, voters in Mississippi were able to cast votes for two U.S. Senate seats. One of them was up for a full six-year term. The other seat was up for a Special Election the remainder of Republican Thad Cochran’s unexpired term.
Because no candidate for the U.S. Senate Special Election earned 50% +1 vote, there will be a Runoff election on November 27th.
The distribution of votes were 41.5% to one Republican, 40.6% to Mike Espy, 16.4% to a second Republican, and 1.4% to a second Democrat. Simple math confirms there were more Republican voters than Democratic voters. But, Special Election Runoffs in late November a few weeks after a big General Election are not likely to get a lot of turnout.
This is where we come in
#PostcardsToVoters could boost winning turnout by an out-sized percentage with so much less money and noise bombarding voters. With expectations already so low, your 5 or 10 (or more?) postcards could give Mississippi Dems the help they need.
Imagine how much hard it will be for *both* sides to get volunteers for phone banks and door to door canvassing. Yet, your postcards could blanket hundreds of thousands of Democratic households’ mailboxes. And they hadn’t received cards from us in the General. So, this will really stand out.
This is an election ideally crafted for our strengths. It could be as big as last year’s Doug Jones U.S. Senate win in Alabama.
I usually mention a bit about the candidate in these posts. Mike served in Congress from 1987 to 1993 when he became Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton Administration. For those about to Google him, make sure you read the articles from 1998. Don’t just stop at the ones from 1997.
Now, more than ever, we need another Democrat in the Senate. Normally, I ask for 5 postcards. This time, I’m asking for 10, please. And share this post. All your friends commenting about the election this week will thank you for introducing them to www.PostcardsToVoters.org
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