Thursday, November 09, 2006

In the Campaign Trenches

Earlier we blogged on Sam Kussin-Shoptaw '09's experiences interning with Darcy Burner's campaign for Congress. He snapped a few more pictures of the last stretch when he and other interns were working round the clock. Sam said that by the end he had a team of some 25 volunteers working ounder him, so give you some sense of the kind of responsibility you can have thrust upon you if you take the initiative. The race was very, very close:
Darcy Burner Democrat 74,861 49.1027%
Dave Reichert Republican 77,597 50.8973%

At first no one expected Burner to do that well, so I chalk that up to Sam's campaign skills. Next stop: The White House.