As I’m writing this message tonight, about 24 hours after the polls closed, I know we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on the yesterday’s election results. As we do, I want us all to be thankful for the candidates who stepped up to the plate — candidates who put their hearts and souls into their campaigns. I personally see them as an inspiration, as they are the ones to go out and not just work on behalf of Democrats but for the people of this great state. We know this area is tough — that’s nothing new to any of us. It is an uphill battle from day one. Yet our candidates fought tough and did what so few others have been willing to do.
So, to our local Democratic candidates — Tina, Libby, Cole, Nancy, Susan, Mark, Patrick, Gregory — THANK YOU. When I voted and saw the very many unopposed Republicans on the ballot, it made me appreciate your efforts even more. Thank you, on behalf of Mid-Cities Democrats, for being there for us.
Our next MCD meeting is Thursday, Nov. 20 at Los Jimadores. I’m extending a welcome to all of our family of candidates to come by and share with us their experiences of the election. To our MCD members, please come by yourself and give your thank you’s to those who worked so hard – the candidates, their staff, the block walkers, the donors, the phone bankers, and all. As progressives, we can only move forward.
I’ll have another message out next week detailing club business, but until then, see you on the 20th.
President, Mid-Cities Democrats