Get out the vote for CA-10 on June 5

As I write this, Democrat, ER doctor and mom Hiral Tipirneni has just conceded the special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional district. Democrats should celebrate anywayAZ-08 is a deep red district. The president won it by 21 points in 2016. Hiral Tipirneni’s campaign narrowed that margin to 5.

Here’s what the Washington Post had to say:

Democrats didn’t win in Arizona, but they didn’t need to. The 8th District is not the kind that Democrats need to win or even come close to winning to take back the House in November. About 147 GOP districts are more competitive than this one, according to a ranking by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

The New York Times put it this way:

Tuesday’s special election in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District, in the conservative suburbs outside Phoenix, revealed the depth of Republicans’ political challenges in 2018.

And Fivethirtyeight said simply:

…the election represents another really bad data point for the GOP.

That said, as Californians, we face a special challenge in our local red district, CA-10. Our state’s top-two rule means that we could end up with two Republicans on the ballot in November.


Everything depends on the June 5 primary
We have to get out the vote.

 

ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thursday, May 10, 6-7pm
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Friday, May 18, 12-1pm
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Thanks, always, for all that you do,

Rachel