Monday, November 03, 2008

Still time to pitch in for Democrats

I took a vacation day for Nov. 4 so I can get out the vote for Wyoming Democratic candidates. In 2006, I took the day off to be an election judge. In 2004, I was a pollwatcher for the entire day. Not everyone can get a day off, I know. If you can, there are national, state and local candidates who need your help.

For an overview, go to the Wyoming Democratic Party web site at

Democrats running for the two U.S. Senate seats are Chris Rothfuss of Laramie, running against Sen. Mike Enzi, and Gillette's Nick Carter, running against Sen. John Barrasso. Contact their campaigns. See what they need today and tomorrow.

Gary Trauner of Wilson is running against Cynthia Lummis for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat being vacated by Barbara Cubin. His well-organized GOTV campaign is ramping up across the state. But there's always room for more.

If there's a Democrat running in your legislative district (not always the case in WYO), call him or her and ask what you can do these last two days.

Finally, we have a presidential race. Sen. Obama will not win Wyoming. He may come closer than any Democrat ever has, but Wyoming is solidly in the McCain camp. But, the race is still close in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota. Cheyenne volunteers spent much of their weekend in Fort Collins and Greeley ringing doorbells for Barack Obama. I know a few people in northern Wyoming who have stepped across our northern border to work with Obama organizers in Montana. Nobody I know has been to North Dakota, but it's still interesting that the race is close there. You may not know this, but North Dakota has a longstanding progressive tradition that goes back 100 years.

Always more to do for Sen. Obama before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Go to

See you out there on election day!


Anonymous said...

If Trauner and other WY Dems need help, shouldn't we help them first... not another state with more people (and Dems) than WY to begin with? Just my two cents...

Great blog, Mike! I love it!

Michael Shay said...

You're right. That's what I've been doing. But some Wyomingites are so jazzed up about Obama we had to turn them loose on Colorado.

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