This postcard arrived at our house the other day, addressed to my wife. It’s on behalf of a New York State Senate candidate, Jen Lunsford. She’s running against the execrable Rich Funke, a former TV sportscaster Republican. As many of you know, the New York Senate has been controlled by Republicans because of a combination of Republican-lite incumbents with deep community ties, gerrymandering, and a set of turncoat Democrats. Lunsford’s got a tough campaign in my gerrymandered district, but she’s a great candidate and obviously has a excellent volunteer in the author of this postcard, Sarah.
Our house has received probably a half-dozen Lunsford direct mail pieces. This is the only one that my wife noticed (she’d already voted for Lunsford absentee). Anything that shows that another human being cares about a candidate can make a difference. I am hoping for an upset, because we’ve already seen a couple in our small town, all of them powered by a set of energized suburban women.