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View Diary: Let's do something good for Tim Kaine (114 comments)

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  •  May vary (none)
    But in my experience it can work either way. Some places it's the local folk (candidates and Dem clubs) that deliver the votes. Also, statewide candidates focus on particular regions and often overlook areas that look doubtful. An unexpected showing in a "red" area can help boost a statewide candidate to victory. That kind of unexpected turnout rarely comes from statewide efforts but more from a local candidate whose campaign hustles. So the chance of success of the local candidate may not be such an issue. We need ALL Dems to vote in ALL Distircts. Local candidates can be a big inspiration.

    But if in doubt, donate to Kaine.

    •  sure (none)
      But by and large, GOTV is a coordinated effort, not a one-man army.  And dollars to the umbrella are ultimately going to end up allocated to where the most votes can be pulled out for the money: the biggest bang for the buck.  
      •  The model their using (none)
        If I'm getting this right, is that the coordinated has done all the initial phases of canvassing, getting the names down, setting up precints, etc. However, the GOTV is being turned over to the local in districts with close elections and in areas with uncontested seats the coordinated is taking over.....I think, anyway.
        •  In the 41st (none)
          That is not the case.  But I can't speak for elsewhere in the state.

          The bottom line is - the work is getting done and both candidates at the top of the ticket and the candidates that are fighting below deserve your support.

          I hope the Kos community will agree.

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