If your stomach churns when you only see red campaign signs in the surrounding counties, there’s something you can do about it!
Rural GroundGame (RGG) provides services and support to brave candidates in conservative rural areas who are usually minimally funded and swimming upstream in every way. RGG is currently talking with almost 30 campaigns that need assistance and intend to expand that number over the summer. In 2019, rural campaigns across the Commonwealth saw a 3-point increase in votes on average, but the campaigns that RGG helped (in its first year of operation!) saw an increase of 11 points!
- Even when rural candidates don’t win, their presence in a race boosts Democratic turnout, and that can make a big difference in statewide races.
- As Dems start competing meaningfully everywhere, Republicans have to divert some money from more competitive races.
RGG’s political director, Lynlee Thorne, will be our guest speaker at the June 2 Summer Bash; come out and hear from her directly about why this work is so important!
Let your friends in the Northern Virginia area know that Sen. Tim Kaine will be headlining a special RGG “Evening to Support Rural Democrats” tomorrow (Friday) evening; info and tickets are here.