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I'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Alabama's 3rd Congressional District for information.  Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.  

This isn't going to be much of a diary.  You can add anything you want about Alabama's 3rd Congressional District.  Keep in mind this diary is just for information purposes.  Let's not get too carried away with whether or not any of these Knowledge Democrats information gathering diaries mean the Congressional districts in questions are winnable by Democrats or not.  Were here to assess districts across the country, no matter how "deep reed" or "red" or Republican-occupied they are.

What issues directly affect people in the 3rd Congressional District?  My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 3rd Congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level.  We understand the 3rd Congressional District may in fact have more of a conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the area anyway.  It helps for long-term planning.

We also know that the current representative of the district is Mike Rogers.


Here are the results of the November 2012 election (per Ballotpedia):

U.S. House, Alabama, District 3 General Election, 2012
Party         Candidate                    Vote %    Votes
Democrat    John Andrew Harris    35.8%    98,141
Republican    Mike Rogers                 64%            175,306
Write-In     N/A                            0.2%            483

Total Votes:  273,930

Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
http://www.sos.state.al.us/...

Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to anywhere in Alabama's 3rd Congressional District and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.  

So far, I only have the basic information. What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?

Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 01:01 PM PDT.

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  •  I'm on my iPhone right now but one thing we (0+ / 0-)

    Could do is something my Facebook group take back the house did when targeting 2014 districts we wanted to focus on.

    Breakdown the CD into counties and them find the county Democratic Party information with contact people. The idea behind this was to then reach out to these people who are there and ask exactly these types of questions: what can we do to help you?

    Anyway I'll do this once I'm back at my desk but in the meantime feel free to check out the FB group:

    Http://Facebook.com/groups/takebackthehouse

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