See the scorecard for the GOTV postcard campaigns led by Tony the Democrat, and you’ll see that you matter, and your efforts matter.
Tony the Democrat and his team have been leading postcard campaigns to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for worthy Democrats on all levels–local, state, and federal elections–as of early 2017. Since then he has recruited more than 4,000 people to participate and help the chosen candidates.
Someone emailed OTYCD to suggest that we publish a running scorecard of the Tony the Democrat campaigns, and we thought it was a good idea. This tally is accurate as of October 1, 2017, and is in chronological order. We’ll update it periodically.
Also, look under the ‘Postcard Campaigns’ heading on OTYCD to see past postcard campaigns and learn about new ones. OTYCD has not managed to cover all of Tony’s postcard campaigns–sometimes we learn about them too late to get a post up in time to help–but we did write about those for Ossoff, Parnell, Gaddis, Cavanaugh, Patterson, Keys-Gamarra, and Taddeo, and we look forward to writing about more.
The Tony the Democrat GOTV Postcard Campaign Scorecard:
Jon Ossoff. Primary, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, Georgia. Won the Democratic primary. (He did not request the Postcard Army’s help for the general.) He ultimately lost the June 20, 2017 special election.
Christine Triebsch. Georgia state senate. She lost the May 2017 election, but gained 43 percent of the vote.
Archie Parnell. House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, South Carolina. He lost the June 20, 2017 special election, but received almost 48 percent of the vote, raising eyebrows among experienced campaign-watchers, who did not expect him to do nearly so well.
Karen Gaddis. Ohio state representative. Won the July 11 special election with more than 52 percent of the vote.
Kevin Cavanaugh. New Hampshire state senate. Won the July 25 special election with almost 55 percent of the vote.
Phil Miller. Iowa state senate. Won the August 8, 2017 special election with almost 54 percent of the vote.
Kevin Patterson. Arizona City Council. He lost the August 29, 2017 special election but gained almost 45 percent of the vote.
Karen Keys-Gamarra. School Board, Fairfax County, Virginia. Won the August 29, 2017 special election with almost 64 percent of the vote.
Josh Adjutant. New Hampshire state representative. He lost the September 5, 2017 special election, but earned almost 47 percent of the vote.
Charlie St. Clair. New Hampshire state representative. Won the September 12, 2017 special election with almost 56 percent of the vote.
Kathryn Rehner. Mississipi state representative. Won the runoff election with almost 25 percent of the vote and proceeded to the general election, held on October 3. (She lost the general. She was not supported by a postcard campaign in the later race.)
Annette Taddeo. Florida state senate. Won the September 26, 2017 special election despite Governor Rick Scott refusing to reschedule the vote in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Statistics are pending. Her Republican opponent had appeared on The Apprentice.
Updated November 3, 2017 with these three results:
Kari Lerner. New Hampshire state representative. Won the September 26, 2017 special election with 49.9 percent of the vote to her Republican opponent’s 47.8 percent.
Zainab Baloch. At-large candidate for Raleigh City Council in North Carolina. The top two vote-getters won seats in the October 10, 2017. Baloch came fifth out of seven candidates, winning 11 percent of the vote.
Casey Conley. New Hampshire state representative. Won the October 24, 2017 special election with 78 percent of the vote.
To date, the postcard campaigns have helped six winners–eight if you count those who only sought help in party primaries–and four losers.
In addition, Tony McMullin, aka Tony the Democrat, did an AMA on Reddit on September 29, 2017. See it below: