This OTYCD entry originally posted in July 2017.
Good news, everyone! Kevin Cavanaugh, the Democrat who ran for the open New Hampshire state senate seat in the special election held on July 25, 2017.
Congratulations to Cavanaugh and to everyone who wrote postcards to get out the vote for him!
Read coverage of Cavanaugh’s win, which is regarded as an upset:
This story cites the success of the GOTV effort in the first sentence:
Original text of our post on this campaign is below:
Ready to send more postcards? Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh needs you to get out the vote (GOTV) for him in a July 25 special election for the New Hampshire state senate.
Democrat Scott McGilvray became the first Democrat to win state senate district 16 in quite a while last November. He defeated his Republican challenger 51 percent to 48 percent. Sadly, McGilvray fell ill and died in March 2017. New Hampshire has scheduled the special election to fill his seat for July 25, 2017.
Ballotpedia identifies state senate district 16 as a pivot county–it went for Barack Obama twice before going to Donald Trump last year.
Sending postcard to New Hampshire democrats and asking them to come out and vote could help keep the newly flipped seat blue.
Our friend Tony the Democrat is leading the charge.
To get as many as 15 addresses at a time, text Abby the Address Bot at:
If you want even more than that, email:
Postcards @ TonyTheDemocrat.org
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A few things to remember:
Be careful how you address your cards. Say “Dear Voter,” “To the Fine Voters at,” “Best Voters Ever,” etc., taking care not to assume a party affiliation as your postcard might go to a mixed household
Here are some points to get across on all your Cavanaugh postcards:
Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh is running in district 16 for New Hampshire state senate.
The special election is July 25.
Kevin was born and raised in New Hampshire where he has been a blue collar IBEW union member for 32 years.
Please mail your postcards within three days of writing them.
The deadline for getting postcards in the mail is Tuesday July 17.
See Tony the Democrat’s mailing on the Cavanaugh campaign:
See Cavanaugh’s campaign web site:
Read the Ballotpedia page on New Hampshire’s special election in state senate district 16:
Read the Ballotpedia page on New Hampshire state legislative special elections, which talks about pivot counties:
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