Things happen fast when your race heats up. Monday, Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean campaigned with NJ-7 challenger Ed Potosnak. Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) endorsed. And tonight, DFA & PCCC together are designating a shift of their national Call Out the Vote project to turning NJ-7 blue. (Political comedy’s also tonight for Ed – in Fanwood – woo hoo!).
What it means is that voter-contact calls will be flooding into NJ-7 from all over the country, from progressives who not only intend to hold the House but to hold it with top-notch solid progressives.
Got some time tonight to fuel this campaign? Calls are easy. Script’s provided, and there’s a quick orientation. Call shift kicks off 6pm, goes till 8pm. Only progressive standouts in hot races are being called for, each shift a different target race. Russ Feingold, Alan Grayson, Joe Sestak, Raul Grijalva, Carol Shea-Porter. Tonight’s Ed Potosnak’s shift. More on Ed here & watch what he said about Tyler Clementi.
I said it was a hot race. Tonight, there’s also a political comedy show for Ed – Punchlines & Pizza for Potosnak (a comedy show for smart liberals) in Fanwood. Progressive comedians Scott Blakeman and (Princeton alum) Jeff Kreisler headline, with Joey Novick hosting.
Full disclosure blah blah blah: I live with Novick, and help run DFA-NJ alongside Jeff Gardner, my pal. Also, my pals: Blakeman & Kreisler. Funny guys. Oh, and more pix from Monday’s DFA Action Day after the flip …