It’s never fun to lose a race by a close margin. Yesterday in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, James Thompson, a strong progressive endorsed by Our Revolution, lost by only a few percentage points. But, considering our starting point this time a month ago when the Democrat Establishment had written off the race and pundits had declared this race to be a safe Republican seat – progressives, however, thought differently.
We decided to not simply accept the notion that some seats were Republican by default. And it made a difference – last night, in a district Trump won by 27 points in November, Thompson closed the margin to single digits. How? A ragtag volunteer army fought the most powerful political party in America, and showed them we are coming!
But, this is not the end of the story. We have another Our Revolution endorsed Congressional candidate, Rob Quist, whose election is on May 25th. He is also in a red district (Montana), and yet again, his race has been virtually written off by the Establishment.
While Montana’s special election began with a presidential appointment, Rob’s grassroots campaign had its beginning well beforehand. When Bernie Sanders called for a Medicare for All system during the 2016 presidential primaries, Rob started organizing in his own community to bring this right to his fellow Montanans. Now, with his campaign kicking off, Rob needs a hand.
The dialer will be open for Rob Quist beginning tomorrow, and we have a chance get out ahead in this race, well in advance of his May 25th election day.
Can you make calls on the dialer to call fellow Bernie supporters in support of Rob Quist’s campaign for Congress?
This election tonight reaffirmed one of the key facts of our movement. While the deck may be stacked against us in so many of these races, when we come together, the seemingly impossible becomes possible. Now it’s time to double down and put our efforts into Rob’s breakout congressional run.
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