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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Primary Wrap-up and On to the General.
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A message from the Chair:
Congratulations to our primary winners and our 2014 candidates. The turnout was unusually small but not unexpected. The robocalls encouraging Democrats to crossover also did not help our Democratic turnout.
Nonetheless, we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead these next seven months. We hope to fill some vacancies after the county convention by nominating candidates for those open seats. If you're interested in running for office, or know someone who is, call us as soon as possible (630-629-1125) and let us know which vacancy can be filled. We will prepare the necessary paperwork. We need to know, please, by April 10th.
Our 2014 DPDC budget has directed more than $20,000 to be used for campaigns, the majority of which will go directly to the candidates. This is more than we have ever budgeted for candidates. This is in addition to other resources that will be available (please watch for future emails from our Executive Director that will tell you how you can be involved and the tools we have to make your precinct bluer or your campaign more effective).
A Campaign Strategy committee has been formed and will review the local races and make recommendations on levels of support. They will look for those races that will give us the best possibility of winning. Candidates are also raising money for their campaigns, so help out your favorite(s) by donating to their campaign and by offering to walk a precinct or two with them.
It's time for us to return to Howard Dean's 50 state strategy. Each small sector of the county that is touched by the Democratic message and information about the candidates that carry that message will bring us closer to creating a Democratic voice that is loud and clear in DuPage. Please, get on board so that we can make the most out of 2014 and parlay those wins and that experience into a DYNAMIC 2016.
Let's bring home some winners.
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