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November 4, 2016

How I Voted

Hi there, voters! As a rule, I didn’t personally endorse candidates or campaigns while I was Chair of the 43rd District Democrats—I just referred people to the 43rd’s endorsements page, and kept quiet if the district made an endorsement I disagreed with. (It would have been confusing if the 43rd District Democrats had endorsed one candidate and their leader had …

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August 24, 2016

Tales from the Campaign Trail: How My Dog Cost Me a Vote

I’ve told this story to a number of people, and now that the primary’s over I can share it with everyone. One sunny afternoon last May I was doorbelling on Capitol Hill, and knocked on the door of a house whose owner was hosting a charity fundraiser in her back yard. I was invited in, and spent about twenty minutes talking …

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August 24, 2016

A Campaign by the Numbers

I ran for public office this summer, which I’ll discuss in more detail in a later post—but first I wanted to share a few statistics from the campaign trail. Total number of homes that I personally doorbelled: 8,283    …where at least one person was at home: 2,326 Total number of votes I received: 2,247 Total number of house pets …

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