Schmitt Campaign Gains Momentum

I am happy to tell you that the Patrick Schmitt for Rhode Island State Senate campaign has continued to pick up steam in the last couple of weeks.  We also had one of the most interesting events of the campaign so far, though it wasn't among the most positive ones.  We've run into a lot of voters on the campaign trail interested in guns, but none so much so as one voter in Bradford, who greeted Patrick at his door with a pistol.

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Patrick Schmitt is Officially on the Ballot!

      This week has brought about another exciting development in the Patrick Schmitt for Rhode Island State Senate campaign--we needed 100 valid signatures from the district's registered voters to make it onto the primary ballot and we acquired 130 certified signatures in under a week.  We still have more coming in from a few volunteers around the district, which shows just how solid of a base of support we've already established.
    Getting on the primary ballot wasn't the only exciting development of the week, though.  This Sunday, Sheldon Whitehouse, the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, came to Westerly for a luncheon.

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Patrick Schmitt Announces in RI-38!

If you missed my previous diaries on the Patrick Schmitt for Rhode Island State Senate campaign, please feel free to check them out here and here for some background on Patrick's campaign.

    I am excited to tell you that Patrick Schmitt officially announced his candidacy for state senate in Rhode Island's 38th District yesterday.  Patrick is now the first challenger to Rhode Island Senate Republican Leader Dennis Algiere since 1992.
    This has been an incredibly exciting week for our campaign.  On Monday, Patrick officially filed his papers for the Democratic nomination.  Going to the Westerly and Charlestown Boards of Canvassers to submit these papers was quite a thrill, as Patrick was the first Democrat to do so since 1992.  Though much of the local political establishment continues not to take us seriously, largely because Patrick is 22, filing for the nomination proves that we're in this until November--and we are most definitely in this until November.

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Patrick Schmitt and the 50-State Strategy

For background on this campaign and why I am blogging about these issues, please check out the first diary entry I authored on the subject here or www.patrickschmitt.com.

The Patrick Schmitt for State Senate campaign has really gained legs in the last couple of weeks as he and I have both graduated from college and have dedicated ourselves to full-time campaigning against Republican State Senator Dennis Algiere.  Working full-time now has allowed us to really focus in on what this campaign is all about: the people in the Westerly and Charlestown, Rhode Island communities.  And what we've seen has been really eye-opening.  Citizens are expressing growing frustration with inaction at the state level and corruption on all levels of government and they are looking for someone to change things.  Until now, though, they haven't really had any like-minded person who they could count on to get help.

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Patrick Schmitt for Rhode Island State Senate!

As many of you know, I have been commenting on MyDD for several months now.  This is my first diary, though, which I am writing as the campaign manager for Rhode Island State Senate candidate Patrick Schmitt.  This is the first of many semi-regular posts on our campaign and what it's like running for office straight out of college.

Patrick is the former executive director of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND), a national student group with over 400 chapters working to end the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.  As the director of the group while a student at Georgetown, Patrick helped lead the movement to divest from companies doing business in Sudan, led efforts to attract congressional co-sponsors to legislation directed at stopping the genocide, and directed a drive to raise roughly $1 million for relief efforts through DarfurFast last October.  Now, after graduating earlier this month, he's decided to devote his life to public service by running as a Democrat for state senate in Rhode Island's 38th State Senate District in Westerly and Charlestown.

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