On The Wilder Side: Election Day Malik Rahim coverage

See here and here.

Highlight:

Good news in just the title of the latest AP story. There are pages of google news articles from media outlets that published the AP headline: “Indicted Louisiana congressman tries to get re-elected” (That refers to Malik’s opponent, the Democrat incumbent who is facing corruption charges, partly for having $90,000 in cash in his refrigerator.)

The other good news in the AP article is that turnout is low. That should help the chances of all the challengers, including Malik Rahim. That’s because the person to beat is the incumbent, because he is in the party with the highest enrollment, and has the benefit of incumbency, so low turnout is bad for his chances.

The AP reports: “By midday, voter turnout was light.”

11 thoughts on “On The Wilder Side: Election Day Malik Rahim coverage

  1. Ross Levin

    Overall our phone canvass team has worked 168 phone bank shifts, dialed 2043 phone numbers, spoken with 321 voters, left messages with 721 households, identified 20 supporters, added 12 subscribers to our campaign lists, placed 4 yard signs, scheduled 61 call backs, raised $unknown in contributions plus $unknown in pledges.

    You still have a few hours to make calls if you want to sign up – http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1488/t/689/signUp.jsp?key=2078

  2. Ross Levin

    Overall our phone canvass team has worked 169 phone bank shifts, dialed 2137 phone numbers, spoken with 328 voters, left messages with 758 households, identified 20 supporters, added 12 subscribers to our campaign lists, placed 4 yard signs, scheduled 61 call backs, raised $unknown in contributions plus $unknown in pledges.

  3. Ross Levin

    With 20 minutes of phone banking left…

    Overall our phone canvass team has worked 169 phone bank shifts, dialed 2160 phone numbers, spoken with 330 voters, left messages with 768 households, identified 21 supporters, added 12 subscribers to our campaign lists, placed 4 yard signs, scheduled 61 call backs, raised $unknown in contributions plus $unknown in pledges.

  4. Ross Levin

    Oops, I put up the wrong numbers. These are the right ones:

    Overall our phone canvass team has worked 170 phone bank shifts, dialed 2272 phone numbers, spoken with 332 voters, left messages with 828 households, identified 21 supporters, added 12 subscribers to our campaign lists, placed 4 yard signs, scheduled 61 call backs, raised $unknown in contributions plus $unknown in pledges.

  5. Catholic Trotskyist

    Rahim didn’t even spoil the election, as Cao got more than half the vote. At least he (Rahim) got above average for a green. Jefferson’s loss surprises me, but doesn’t upset me, as the cause of the Democratic Party and Catholic Trotskyism is better off without him. Even though Landrieu got reelected, the Democrats otherwise had a terrible year in Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina really did affect things. Louisiana is definitely losing touch with the rest of the country. Hopefully, when Obama implements the Catholic Trotskyist new world order, he will expel Louisiana from the United States, and maybe I can persuade him to give Louisiana to Trent Hill, to govern as a minarchist monarchy.

  6. Trent Hill

    I’d be pleased with that! I would abolish state government immediately and allow each parish (that’s counties, to you non-catholics) to govern itself as a soverign nation! =P

    It is interesting that Cao won. This district is SOLIDLY Democratic—usually 70-75% democratic. Cao was basically considered a lamb to slaughter when he filed…winning the Republican nomination in this district is just winning the right to be trampled by a 40% margin in the general election.
    I suspect Cao will only last one term. The first african american Democrat to win the Democratic nomination will squish him by the usual margins. Still—he is an interesting character, he first appeared in LA politics as a non-partisan running for Louisiana House.

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