That said, I want to acknowledge the good work of the group that went up to Maine yesterday. Together, we knocked on hundreds of doors, made hundreds more phone calls, and got people to the polls who otherwise wouldn’t have had their votes counted. Even just in our limited conversations, and by adding our energy to a tired campaign at the final push, we made an impact.
I want to give a special shout-out to the four members of our team that had never done campaign canvassing before – Megan, Kerry, Danielle, and Anne. You guys were awesome! I hope you won’t let the disappointing outcome on this one keep you from getting out there in future elections. As Danielle and I marveled while going door-to-door on random backroads, in the end, this very human, very old-school, foot-leather work is the stuff that campaigns are made of, and it’s all about more and more people getting out there and talking to other human beings face-to-face. May this be the first of many (more successful) campaigns in your futures.
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