OH-05: The Perfect Storm (of canvassing)
by steveolson, Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 10:29:58 AM EST
(disclosure: I am volunteering out here for Robin Weirauch for Congress)
In case you hadn't heard, we had an ice storm here in OH-05 (it was too icy to play hockey in Toledo). However, that sure wasn't going to stop the Weirauch campaign volunteers. I took some time out from keeping the printers and our network going to go out for a bit in that mess along with an army of very dedicated (and thoroughly soaked) volunteers. This is how icy it was. I actually broke my scraper trying to clear the windshield.
(photos after the flip)Update [2007-12-10 15:0:46 by Todd Beeton]:Also, dailykos has a piece on just how discouraged the GOP is about this race; also, check out local blogs Buckeye State Blog and Ohio Daily Blog who brings us the good news that absentee ballot returns are "closer than expected" and this tidbit:
I just checked ActBlue and Robin has received $90,066 from 1208 contributors. Wow. Over at the rightwing equivalent, SlateCard.com, Bob Latta has received $1,808 from 20 contributors. Poor Bob! Lots of money from fat cats, but not much grass roots love.
I tagged along with two students from Bowling Green State University, Aisha and Ralph, for a while and they were amazing. Our sheets were soaked after a block or two - but they kept going.
Looks like there is going to be more fog and rain tomorrow on Election Day, but as you can see, that won't stop us! If you can help out, please email mailto:email@example.com or give our volunteer folks a call at 419.352.1583 and sign up for some shifts. Anything you can do to help bring change to Northwest Ohio will help!
PS - It's the campaign manager's birthday today, and all Michelle wants is for you to help us GOTV - if you can't make that, she's 27 today so a $27 gift to our Act Blue page would make her very happy. Thanks, and more later!