For Democrats, a Last Faint Hope to Gain a Senate Seat
That's the headline for NYTimes article on the Louisiana Senate seat still up for election. Foster Campbell is getting a lot of help from Dems across the country and across the spectrum of left-leaning voters desperate for one more Senator to caucus with the Dems. It's the math.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/us/po ... pe=article
Still, Mr. Campbell does have one thing on his side: panicked urgency among Democrats nationwide.
“At this moment I don’t think it’s crazy to feel like our entire democratic institution is potentially under threat,” said David Skeits, 37, an actor in New York, who donated several hundred dollars to the Campbell campaign after reading about it on Facebook. Mr. Skeits knows that Mr. Campbell does not see eye to eye with him on some issues he considers important, like transgender rights or reproductive choice. But at the moment, Mr. Skeits is not alone in seeing full agreement as an unaffordable luxury.
Mr. Campbell spoke at the punk club rally of “over a million dollars” in donations, made and pledged to his campaign in just a few days. The money has been accompanied by offers of assistance, including from a group of dejected Clinton backers in Portland, Ore., who will be working the phones for Mr. Campbell in the coming days.
I think people feel pretty helpless,” said Susan Feldman, 68, who helped organize the Oregon group. “It’s sort of like, ‘Look, there’s still a little bit of something that we can do.’”