On the Ground to Help Reelect Patrick Murphy
October 21, 2010 by Sultan Shakir, Director of Youth and Campus Engagement Program
The following comes from HRC Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir:
Today, I met with staff from Congressman Patrick Murphy’s re-election campaign to go over our efforts to turn out our members in this critically close election. As we move to the Get Out the Vote stage of this campaign, we’re shifting our focus from persuading voters to turning out voters. Recent polling has Patrick Murphy holding a three-point lead over his opponent, 46 percent to 43, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll; this race may be won by whichever side can get their voters to the polls. In addition to engaging our members, we’re also adding to our support for Patrick Murphy by sending a staffer to his campaign. With repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" on the line, we want to make sure that Patrick, one of the repeal movement’s strongest supporters, gets back to Congress to help finish the job. Our members are excited to be a part of this effort and getting ready for Election Day!
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