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  •  Hey Neighbor! (none)
    It's fun to meet people who live close to home.

    Kevin really didn't do all that bad down here in GH.  Granted he didn't beat Buck but it was closely than I thought it was gonna be.  Unfortunately, I think the main reason why he failed was lack of name recognition.  

    He got off to a rocky-start in Grays Harbor.  I won't go into detail but a few simple mistakes at the beginning of his campaign really turned a few key people off.  And the mistakes were from simple naivete that is not surprising from someone who had never ran for office before.  He did a stand-up job in trying to rectify those mistakes but some of the damage lingered.

    I worked hard for Kevin down here and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  I'm encouraging him to run again next time.  He has proven himself as a viable candidate.  He just needs to keep his name out there.

    I'm proud to say that John Pollock, current chair of the 24th LD, contacted me to run for vice-chair of the 24th.  Kevin is going to run for chair.  (John Pollock is stepping down gladly to give Kevin this opportunity.)  Kevin and I are excited that we might potentially be working together...if we both get voted in.  I intend to work closely with him and find ways to ensure that he maintains a presence in Grays Harbor so that he's no longer an unknown commodity down here.

    Buck is our only legislator from the dark side.  It would be nice to have a clean-slate of Dems representing us.

    •  Thanks for the assessment (none)
      of Kevin's race.  I worked hard to fundraise for him here in Jefferson and we did very well, $$$ and votes.

      Glad to hear he may take over for John Pollock and that you'll be working with him.  Good!  That will definitely be good for the 24th and for Clallam Dems as well.  We hee in Jeffco are meeting with Kevin in January when Dave Woodruff gets back from Mexico and we're encouragin him to run again as well.  Let's all learn from those mistakes.  He's young and green but a good kid and can mend fences with time.

      See you in the 24th and on Kos!

      Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

      by oldpro on Tue Dec 28, 2004 at 10:36:31 PM PST

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