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Retail politics and May 8, 2018 election

The way you win elections isn’t with :30 second TV spots, yard signs, or facebook ads. At least that’s not how the most successful campaigns do it anymore. It’s all data driven, trying to target most likely voters, and deciding who we need to get out and vote. It’s done through personal contact, door knocking, Read More

The return of democracy to the Montgomery County Democratic Party depends on YOU!

The idea of free elections, the bedrock of the American democracy, is that the people get to choose their representatives to elected office. We all know that thanks to Citizens United, we’ve turned most elections to federal and state office into auctions, but, local elections were still at least relatively untainted. That is, unless we’re Read More

Why bother to have elections at all in Montgomery County?

Donald Trump won Montgomery County. The local democratic party did nothing to win any new seats, and Debbie Lieberman came within 1% of losing to Gary Leitzell, who only spent $6000 and barely campaigned. No seats changed hands. No republicans were replaced, no incumbents got voted out. Phil Plummer who should be in jail instead Read More

Screenshots of same voter, from two different precints.

Database 101 for Board of Elections

In today’s Dayton Daily news, Mike Bock, publisher of www.DaytonOS.com, had a letter to the editor urging Dems to run for precinct captain seats. He also covered it in a few posts on his site: The MCDP Is Disenfranchising County Democrats Of Their Right To Vote For New MCDP Leadership Basically- this is the letter: Read More

The Democrats who chose Strahorn to run for Luckie’s seat

Sunday afternoon I was one of the Democratic Party Central committee tasked with picking a replacement for Clayton Luckie for the Ohio 39th House seat, in light of his current ethics investigation and voluntary withdrawal from the race. The district is reportedly one of the most Democratic leaning in the State, meaning whomever we picked, Read More

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