Scenes on Election Night
WTF's media team, Craig Stevens and Chiu-Ki Chan, were busy on Primary Election Night helping CD4 voters to be in three places at once, as Congressional hopefuls Chase Kohne and Karen McCormick held watch parties in separate venues in Longmont and Parker. Craig set up his control center in the loft at the Barn of Dorothy and Frank Vernon, just outside Longmont. [It's a wonderful event venue - you can find out more by emailing email@example.com or calling 303-725-3647.]
From the Barn - where one of Chase's two watch parties was held, Craig assembled a live stream including video by Chiu-Ki Chan from the Karen McCormick watch party, held at a private home in Longmont, and live interviews with Chase Kohne from his other watch party in Parker. Craig's preparation to get all this to work - including a visit to Parker to test the internet there and testing with Chiu-Ki's new camera -amounted to a Herculean effort. WTF and the people of CD4 owe Craig a huge debt of gratitude for chronicling our efforts to change things here in Colorado's Great Plains district.
As we all know by now, the night belonged to Dr. Karen McCormick, who earned the Democratic nomination and WTF Colorado's endorsement for CD4's Congressional seat. Congratulations, Karen! You worked hard and smart and fought well.
Now the real work begins. The primary numbers show that McCormick will have a tough row to hoe to win in November. We knew that, in the abstract. Now the hard facts are before us. Buck got more primary votes than Karen and Chase combined.
McCormick had an overwhelming money advantage over Kohne last Tuesday, but Ken Buck's pockets are deep and filled with money from the Koch Brothers and the NRA. Karen will have to fight for every vote. Each individual supporter can give the McCormick campaign $2700. Dig deep, friends.
WTF Colorado, as a Federal Super-PAC, can neither coordinate campaign messaging with McCormick's campaign, nor donate to it. But if you have already made the maximum contribution to McCormick for Congress, you can donate an unlimited amount to WTFColorado.org. We'll use the money in other ways to help Karen and other Democrats running to represent the people of CD4 at the state level.
WTF Colorado Inc. will not simply be watching from afar. We will be publishing our strategies to discredit Buck with unaffiliated voters, activate Democratic voters, and more, by the end of July. Your suggestions and your help are welcome. They are essential. Write to us about anything at all at WinTheFourth@gmail.com. We will answer, and we will welcome you to the crusade.
It's for sure we'll be seeing this banner a lot in the next four months. It's going to be a long road. But if you need some inspiration, look at WTF's Blue Movies Vimeo Journal and see how far we've come.