Looking for Votes on the Campaign Trail

When people go door knocking for the first time, people are occasionally surprised at how welcoming and friendly voters are.


I've spent time the last three days going door to door, asking people to vote for me and also collecting signatures for candidates, specifically Elizabeth Warren for US Senate, Congressman Jim McGovern for re-election and State Senator Jamie Eldridge. I was fortunate to have great weather. Friday afternoon, I was out solo. Two new volunteers joined me on Saturday morning. Selectman Tim Dodd accompanied me on Sunday.

I've been talking to people about my campaign for re-election to the Democratic State Committee. In general, State Committee is pretty much below the radar. I am campaigning in fourteen towns. It has been an opportunity to talk about my work over the years. 

It's been very gratifying to hear that people know how hard I work. People have mentioned the candidates night that we host. I have chatted with folks who I knew when our kids were in school together. Since my son will turn 27 this year, you know it's been a while. One parent mentioned to me that he had noticed my dad's obituary back in 2005! He and my dad went to the same high school and he had been meaning to mention it to me. 

When people go door knocking for the first time, people are occasionally surprised at how welcoming and friendly voters are. People support different candidates but, as a rule, folks are respectful and appreciative of the work that volunteers are doing, even if they might be supporting another candidate.

In the past few days, I have been in neighborhoods in Westborough. I've seen friends and acquaintances. I've heard about people's concerns and had a lot of support for me personally and other candidates. 

If you are either a Democrat or are unenrolled, please consider voting for me for State Committee in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 6. The district where I am running includes Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough (partial), Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury (partial), and Westborough.

If you are interested in signing nomination papers please come to the Democratic Caucus on Sunday, February 26 at 6 PM at the Forbes Community Building. You don't have to attend the caucus, but we will have nomination papers available for those who are interested in helping their candidates get on the ballot.

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Tim Dodd February 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Had a great time going with you on Sunday, it was truley an "Excise in Democracy," with an emphasis on exercise!


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