This OTYCD entry originally posted in September 2017.
GOOD UPDATE! Annette Taddeo won the September 26 special election for the Florida State Senate race!
Taddeo won despite being up against a Republican who had name recognition from being on The Apprentice, and despite Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to reschedule the election after Hurricane Irma hit Florida.
Special thanks to Flippable and to those who wrote postcards to get out the vote for her!
Read about Taddeo’s win:
Original text of the post follows:
Help elect Democrat Annette Taddeo to the state senate of Florida on September 26, 2017, by sending postcards to GOTV, donating, or other actions.
Taddeo won the special primary election handily on July 25, claiming 70 percent of the vote. She is up against Republican Jose Felix Dias and Independent Christian “He-Man” Schlareth.
The seat, located in Miami-Dade county, opened in late April after the incumbent, Republican Frank Artiles, used a six-letter racial slur beginning with ‘n’ in a charged conversation that included two black Democratic state senate colleagues.
Our good friend Tony the Democrat has a postcard campaign to get out the vote for Taddeo. Participants receive addresses of individuals who have voted Democratic in the past. Please follow the rules and stick to the basic language that Tony will give you.
As always, you can text HELLO to Abby the Address Bot anytime. The number is:
484.ASK.ABBY aka 484.275.2229
You can request addresses via email as well:
Taddeo has earned the recommendations or endorsements of the Miami Herald and our friends at Flippable. She is a Colombian-born woman who runs her own translation business and has held high-ranking posts in the Democratic Party in Florida.
Taddeo opposes high-states testing and wants to protect public schools from having their budgets weakened and drained by initiatives from private, for-profit corporations. She wants to improve traffic in and around Miami-Dade by securing funding to improve the local infrastructure. She is committed to protecting the county’s drinking water from threats posed by fracking.
See Taddeo’s campaign site:
Read Flippable’s endorsement of Taddeo, and note its intel on the district, which they believe is trending blue:
Read the Miami Herald‘s recommendation of Taddeo (the piece covers several candidates, not just her):
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Read Ballotpedia’s entries on Taddeo and on Florida’s State Senate District 40:
Read about the meltdown that ended Frank Artiles’s state senate incumbency: