"Grassroots is where we're going to defeat the Democratic machine" said Jill Fagan, McKenna Political Director, to an enthusiastic group at Hoquiam's Golden Dragon restaurant last night. Ideas were flying and brains were storming at the McKenna Steering Committee Meeting.
"It's all about voter contact and making it local. Voter contact is key," she added, "whether it's door-belling, phone-banking, talking to your friends and family, work contacts, wherever you are. If you're excited about a candidate, you can get your contacts excited, too."
Fagan reported that in the first day out after the fundraising freeze lifted while the legislature was in session, the McKenna campaign raised $30,000. "Rob's campaign has more donors and more excitement than our opponent's" she said, noting that McKenna is also getting good press from the media. Although early, he also leads Inslee "in nearly ever poll."
A variety of volunteer opportunities and a countywide field plan were also discussed as well as the "Super Saturday" door-belling event set for April 28.
The next McKenna Steering Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, May 14, at 208 E. Wishkah Street, Aberdeen. See Cathy Colley for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-5053.