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Write-in campaign for Precinct Delegate - Zer Netmouse
July 31st, 2006
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Write-in campaign for Precinct Delegate
I am running for the most elementary elected position in the Democratic Party: Precinct Delegate. A precinct is not a very large territory. Ours is perhaps 15 city blocks, from about Pauline to Liberty, 5th St. to Stadium. It's Ward 5, Precinct 6, and two precinct delegates can be elected this year. Delegates will go to the state party convention to represent their precinct and also participate in other organizational and decision-making responsibilities throughout the year.

Unfortunately, I didn't make this decision until after the deadline to get on the Ballot. Hopefully I can get enough write-in votes in the primary to get the position anyway. My fellow candidate, Dennis Tokarski, is campaigning for both of us in the Eastern half of the precinct, and I'm campaigning for both of us in the Western half. Brendan has agreed to spend some time on Tuesday, August 8 at the Polls with a sign. I guess I should get one printed (Matt, can you design a sign for me? Just something simple like Write in Anne Murphy for Precinct Delegate, size to be held or put on a post in a lawn- I guess around 2 ft wide).

I've written up a simple sort of campaign statement and posted it at http://www.netmouse.com/annemurphy/

Dennis doesn't think it should take that many votes to make it, since not that many people vote in the primaries. There is another fellow on the ballot, who has the advantage of just having his name there. Niraj is a UAW lawyer and seems like a very nice fellow but he views it as a sort of maverick thing to try to change the state party platform and Dennis and I have change on our minds. So I hope people will vote for me. If you're not in my precinct, you can't, so don't worry about it. Just think good thoughts in my general direction next Tuesday. I mean, it couldn't hurt. :)

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From:nwhyte
Date:August 1st, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
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Good luck!
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From:netmouse
Date:August 1st, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:minnehaha
Date:August 1st, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
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Good luck. Winning a write-in is not easy.

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From:cannibal
Date:August 1st, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
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Good for you, hope you make it! Political conventions are great fun, but you get more free stuff and party invitations as a delegate than when you're just helping out a candidate. I went to carry a sign for Justice Weaver one year.
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From:sleigh
Date:August 1st, 2006 10:43 am (UTC)
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Cool! Good luck with this!
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From:mabfan
Date:August 1st, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Best of luck from this elected Town Meeting Member and Library Trustee.
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From:matt_arnold
Date:August 1st, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
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I guess I should get one printed (Matt, can you design a sign for me? Just something simple like Write in Anne Murphy for Precinct Delegate, size to be held or put on a post in a lawn- I guess around 2 ft wide). Your wish is my command. I'll work on it tonight.
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From:netmouse
Date:August 1st, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Um I guess since the Republican and Democratic Primaries are on the same day, it should really say "Write in Anne Murphy for Democratic Precinct Delegate"

It would be cool if the "Write-in" part was in sort of a handwriting-ish font, as long as it's still legible. I don't know. I trust your creative instincts!

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