500,000 Democrats in OC…

Does that sound impossible? Actually, it isn’t. Check out what I just got from the Democratic Party of OC.

Dear TheLiberalOC.com Reader,

Our goal is to have a half million registered Democrats in Orange County by the November election.
Today there are 486,633 registered Democrats in Orange County. That makes Orange County the second largest voting block in California (second only to Los Angeles County). We have more Democrats right here in Orange County than there are in over 28 states in the country!
In the past 15 months, grassroots activists have helped register 34,888 new Democrats! That number is astonishing when compared to the lackluster registration of only 1,981 new Republicans county-wide.

You can help us work towards our goal this weekend!

Join the DPOC and supporters of the Debbie Cook for Congress campaign as we go door to door and register 500 new voters this Saturday in Huntington Beach!

Date: Saturday, May 10th
Time: 9:00 am to Noon
Location: Debbie Cook for Congress Campaign HQ
17308 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers at noon! Later, you can join us for the Debbie Cook for Congress office grand opening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. You’ll have an opportunity to hear from the candidate and other local leaders.

Debbie Cook is currently the Mayor of Huntington Beach and is running to unseat one of Orange County’s worst “representatives” to Congress – Dana Rohrabacher.
“Do Nothing Dana”, as he is known to many of his constituents, has been in Congress for nearly 2 decades with nothing positive to show for it.

By helping the DPOC and Debbie Cook’s campaign this weekend, you will be helping us strengthen the base for a candidate who will really represent the residents of the 46th Congressional District!
To volunteer this weekend, please email debbiecookforcongress@gmail.com or just show up!

We look forward to seeing you there.

  4 comments for “500,000 Democrats in OC…

  1. Stephanie Campbell
    May 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Anyone would think Debbie Cook was running unopposed. Isn’t it time we gave Dan Kalmick a fair hearing.

  2. May 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Steph,

    After Kalmick’s first press release announcing his candidacy, we never heard fro him again.

  3. Vern Nelson
    May 8, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Kalmick came by DFA last night finally, I really liked him, a brilliant young lad. Of course we endorsed Debbie who’s been to our meetings before, and has the institutional support and the game plan and the name recognition and the winning chutzpah. I wish Dan were running for 67th AD instead. Why can’t some people start smaller?

    Anyway the important thing is to actually defeat Dana, and Debbie needs to win the primary big to impress donors, so I have resisted my urge to cast a sympathy vote for Kalmick, and will see all of you at Debbie’s opening Saturday (I’ll be performing “I Got a Crush on Debbie Cook!”)

    Dan, if you read this blog, I really hope you run against Jim Silva in 2010, i will totally work for you.

  4. May 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Why can’t some people start smaller?

    Bingo! Thank you, Vern. Why does everybody want to run for Congress? What makes a first-time candidate think s/he has a chance of winning?

    A good number of city council, school board, and special district races go unopposed each year, yet the Congressional field is often jam-packed. What’s up with that? What’s so special about Congress? The races are expensive, highly partisan, and the geographic area to be covered is large.

    Why not cut one’s campaign and officeholding teeth on a race that’s easier and more winnable? I get the impression that some folks who jump straight into Congressional races think jobs like city council are beneath them.

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