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Texas Senate District 18 Democrats


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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.

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Texas Senate District 18 Democrats

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