It was not what I expected to hear. I was out canvassing one hot afternoon for Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema when a man answered the door and said he was a Republican. I was politely backing away when he asked to see the literature I was holding.
“I’m going to vote Democratic this year to put a check on Trump,” he explained, to my surprise.
I recounted the story to another Democratic Committeeperson, and she said she had a similar experience. She was canvassing and the guy at the door said he had never voted Democratic, but he would this year, because of Trump.
I wondered if it was a general phenomenon. Before you write this off as my wishful thinking, hear me out. Continue reading
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Political Calendar for the Week of November 4, 2018:
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.: All Souls Procession, at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson. More than 150,000 people gather downtown, some in costume, some carrying memorials or altars to celebrate, mourn and reflect on those who have died. The group walks about two miles together to watch a finale that includes performances by Flam Chen and the burning of a giant urn. Live music, dancers, entertainment. Event is free to attend.
Monday, November 5, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. GOTV Phone Bank @ Dragon’s View. Next Week: DGT Veterans on their military service.