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Crossposted at I received some good news today in my email.

Tony Trupiano's campaign did an internal poll.  The results:

McCotter 50%

Trupiano 50%

I don't want to jinx this (knock on wood), but we've got 2 weeks left, McCotter seems to make it a point to avoid his constituents like the plague, and Trupiano has over 700 volunteers and a lot of unknocked doors left!

We will win if we can get the vote out!  So if you live in Michigan's 11th Congressional District and havent knocked on doors or made some phone calls-YOU ARE WRONG!  Start here to find out how to win the district! Donate here!

Originally posted to djtyg on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 03:46 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Which tier is this race in? (0+ / 0-)

    and are there any other polls other than the internal?

  •  Awesome (2+ / 0-)
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    devoshead, Fredneck

    America In Solidarity offered Tony its pledge to support working families. Tony enthusiastically signed it. Tony is a great guy and I wished our group was stronger in Michigan to support him. If you have a few hours and live close to his district, go help him out.

  •  Pass the hat for the Grasshoppah (1+ / 0-)
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    Tip jar, DJ.

    Also a question: If "Tony Trupiano's campaign did an internal poll", how come they only got 50%? You'd really expect a candidate to poll higher in his own campaign staff. Kind of disappointing, don't you think?

    Why, I'd hazard a guess that Dick Devos might garner 60, even 70% of the support of his organization.

    The Disembodied Head of Dick Devos - Fighting for Corporations & Special Interests

    by devoshead on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 04:46:27 PM PDT

  •  If Trupiano wins... (0+ / 0-)

    We win 60 seats.

    Swing State Project: Now available in Audiobook form with Barry White narration!

    by HellofaSandwich on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 04:47:09 PM PDT

  •  I think my parents are in his district (0+ / 0-)

    They moved to northern Livonia last year. They're right on the border with Farmington Hills. They're probably filling out their absentee ballots as we speak because they are in Maryland temporarily. That's at least two votes for Tony. :)

    "In the whole history of this country, we have probably won more friends from the power of our example than from the power of our military." - Bill Clinton

    by Tuttle on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 05:07:51 PM PDT

  •  With all due respect... (0+ / 0-)

    ...this is what is worrying me in these last two weeks. A poll comes out with a tie and Rep candidate still at 50 and we think we're going to win.

    Sorry, I was too optimistic in '04 that I was miserable for over a month.


  •  FWIW, McCotter thinks he has this in the bag (0+ / 0-)
    He just donated $250k of his warchest to the RNCC:

    But I could easily see this one being REALLY close.  It's not as if McCotter is all that dynamic, or has done much outreach in the district.  Bush got 52-53% in 2004 and McCotter, multi-term incumbent in a district he hand-drew for himself, got only 54%.  It's fair to say that people mostly vote for him because he's on the Republican ticket.  If overall Republican sentiments poll at, say, 45% in the district, and Trupiano can motivate GOTV, then McCotter falls.  

    Yeah, I donated to Tony Trupiano.  :)

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