Democrats Barnstorm Virginia Over Labor Day Weekend
Thousands of Volunteers for Campaign for Change, Virginia Coordinated Campaign Knock 125,000 Doors Across the Commonwealth
RICHMOND, Va. – Labor Day weekend is long considered the official opening of the political season, and this Labor Day, Democrats across the state -- in conjunction with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's Campaign for Change and the Democratic Party of Virginia's Coordinated Campaign – celebrated the holiday weekend by knocking more than 125,000 doors in cities and towns across the commonwealth.
This impressive number was achieved with the help of several thousand volunteers visiting their neighbors and urging support for Obama, former Gov. Mark Warner for Senate and Democratic congressional candidates.
"We're excited about the enthusiasm we're seeing from volunteers in every corner of Virginia and proud of the efforts of our supporters this weekend," Mitch Stewart, the Obama Campaign's Virginia State Director, said. "Virginians are energized to make a break from the past and deliver real change in Washington, and they know that is what they will get with Senator Obama and Mark Warner."
In addition to the campaign's Labor Day efforts, more than 13,000 Virginians attended watch parties Thursday night when Obama delivered his acceptance speech in Denver. Nationally, some 40 million Americans tuned in – more than watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.
"2008 is shaping up to be a record year for Virginia Democrats," said Levar Stoney, executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. "As a former field organizer, I can tell you that most campaigners would be thrilled with 125,000 doors on Election Weekend. With this level of enthusiasm on Labor Day, Virginia Democrats are well on their way to a first-class, record-breaking field campaign."
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