It ain’t over ’til it’s over. We have two confirmed races from the midterms that are going to a runoff election and they are both really important.
Mississippi – U.S. Senate Runoff – Nov. 27
Since none of the candidates for the U.S. Senate received 50% of the vote on Election Day, the top two finishers move on to a runoff. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), who was appointed to the Senate seat when Thad Cochran resigned, faces former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy (D). There’s only a touch over 2 weeks to mobilize Democrats to vote for Espy again. Please consider helping.
✦ Donate to help Espy’s runoff campaign here
✦ Sign up to get volunteer opportunities here
✦ Sign up to text bank for Espy’s campaign here
✦ Sign up to write Postcards to Voters for Espy here
Georgia – Secretary of State Runoff – Dec. 4
Is there another state that needs a Democratic Secretary of State to oversee voting and elections more than Georgia? (Well, maybe Kansas, and Florida, and … never mind.) Georgia is high on the list of places that need a complete overhaul of how they engage voters with elections. Former Congressman John Barrow (D) is facing Brad Raffensperger (R) and here’s how we can help.
✦ Donate to fund Barrow’s runoff campaign here
✦ UPDATE: You can sign up for text- or phone-banking here
✦ UPDATE: Sign up to write Postcards to Voters for Barrow here
✦ Sign up to get updates and volunteer opportunities here
✦ Share information on social media about the runoff and use the hashtag #BarrowForGeorgia
Readers, if you hear of other ways we can help these two Democrats win their runoffs in a few short weeks, please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post. Thank you!