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Learn more about Texas SD-18 as it relates to Democrats and what we can do to win big in 2010.

Learn more about Texas SD-18 as it relates to Democrats and what we can do to win big in 2010.

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  • 1. DEMOCRATS
    Texas Senate District 18
    By Huey Fischer
  • 2. What is our focus?
    “our job is not to win arguments, but to win elections”
    ~Boyd Richie, State Chair
    We have the capacity to WIN in TWENTY-TEN!
    We can only win by strong organization and mobilization of voters.
    We need to reach out to those moderates, alienated Republicans, and disinterested voters.
    HueyFischer
  • 3.
  • 4. Delegates to the State Convention
    SD-18 has 249 Delegates to the State Convention.
    HueyFischer
  • 5. How do we compare at the State Convention?
  • 6. How does SD-18 vote?
    In 2006, only two counties were won by Chris Bell.
    He beat Perry in Goliad County by two votes.
    He beat Perry in Wharton County by 118 votes.
    Since it was a 4-way race, the two conservative candidates still held majorities.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    In 2008, the majority in each county voted for John McCain in SD-18.
    There are 407,549 people who voted in the 2008 presidential election in SD-18.
    That is 5.045%of all 2008 presidential election voters in Texas.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    In 2010, 38,670people voted in the Democratic Primary in SD-18.
    HueyFischer
  • 7.
  • 8. How many votes do we need in 2010?
    Here is the formula for Huey’s Magic Numbers.
    The Magic Number is the # needed to win in each county.
    # of Voters,
    2006 Gubernatorial Race
    # of Voters,
    2008 Presidential Race
    Divided
    by 4
    +
    Plus 1
    The Magic Number for 2010
    HueyFischer
  • 9. What are our magic numbers?
    HueyFischer
  • 10. Block Walking
    Each Precinct Chair should organize a block walk in Late October.
    Block walking is the most-effective method of winning votes!
    If you knock on a Democratic door, ask if they will need any assistance (ride, reminders, etc) on election day.
    If you knock on a Republican door, be respectful! If they are adamantly for Perry, don’t get into a heated debate… It is probably too late. Talk up other Democrats down the ballot. Tell them to give “Democrats a shot” by not voting straight –ticket.
    If you sound rational and like a neighbor, they can and will be convinced.
    If you knock on an Undecided/Apathetic door, then make a classic pitch. Let them know who is running (Have lists of our candidates to hand out.) and explain why they are instrumental to making Texas better.
  • 11. Parades
    If there is a parade to be in your community, then get Democrats involved.
    Hand out candy or water.
    Have little Democratic notes attached to each.
    Invite all SD-18 Democrats, especially candidates!
    The more, the merrier. We want to show that Democrats are a viable force in the area.
    March with signs.
    None that insult Republicans, we do not want to alienate folks.
    Have clever, or at least cheesy, slogans…
    “Only Olney Can” “There’s a VOID without LLOYD” “Bill White- Big Brains, not Big Hair”
  • 12. Facebookis a great resource for coordinating a successful campaign.
    Communicate with other Democrats to organize effective campaign strategies and events.
    Help remind folks around the state to vote by posting on their “wall.”
    If you are on Facebookand you haven’t already, please join the “Texas SD-18 Democrats” group.
    Stay up-to-date on SD-18 activities, discussions, photos, etc.
  • 13. Facebook
    www.facebook.com
    Texas Legislative Council (SD-18 Map)
    http://www.senate.state.tx.us/Icons/Dist_Maps/Dist18_Map.pdf
    Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division
    1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe
    QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Email me at HueyFischer@gmail.com
    Sources