David Price campaigns in 4th District
As the countdown to Election Day 2010 becomes just days and weeks (2), and not months, local candidates are running long and hard in their districts. Members of Congress, state legislators, local officials and challengers on the November ballot are out from sunrise to sunset (and well beyond) to attend meetings with voters and their volunteers.
Don Mial (D), a candidate running for Wake County Commissioner, says he has put over 50,000 miles on his car just getting to events and out to meet with voters in his race for the 1st District Wake Commissioner seat.
One tactic to gain attention and to get media coverage is to bring in well-known politicos from out-of-state for Congressional races. Rep. David Price (D-NC4) sent emails to his supporters late last week announcing a visit from Rep.Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin).
In a phone interview Monday Price said that Moore’s visit yesterday was brief (just 24 hours), and it was planned on short notice. Congresswoman Moore attended a gathering of Price’s precinct workers and canvassers in Orange County. Congressman Price and Congresswoman Moore also attended a luncheon for women in Durham, which he described as a great event.
“The thing about Gwen is she’s one of these people with contagious enthusiasm,” said Price. “We’re working very hard to thank our volunteers and to encourage them to do even more.” Price is hoping Moore’s enthusiasm will help with this.
Price looks to ramp up GOTV in Fourth District
Asked how Moore’s race allowed her to take time to come to NC, Price responded that while some races in Wisconsin are very tight, her race is not very close. She came because Price believes voters are “now much more aware of the 2010 election than they were previously, and they are learning more about my opponent [B. J. Lawson (R)].
Price continued, “However, B. J. is so extreme, some folks have trouble believing how extreme he is. The work my people are doing to support me in [“Get out the Vote”] is my district is very important.”
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