Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cariddi campaign supporter thanks partisans for their support

Williamstown resident Tela Zasloff sent this email this morning to
supporters of Gail Cariddi, who won the Democratic nomination
yesterday for state representative:

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:32:40 -0400
From: Tela Zasloff <>
Subject: Cariddi wins big!

NORTH ADAMS -- Gailanne Cariddi won Tuesday's primary election for the 1st Berkshire District's state representative seat, making her the first woman to hold the office and the second woman from Berkshire County to hold a seat in the state Legislature.

With the three largest towns in the district -- North Adams, Adams and Williamstown -- reporting, Cariddi held an insurmountable lead with 3,097 votes. (, 9/15/2010, 12:15AM)


Gail Cariddi won big in Williamstown, thanks to all of you who worked so steadily and enthusiastically to give her that bigger-than-expected victory in our town! And the voter turnout in Williamstown was 'way above the State level, about 30% turnout here, compared with a State-wide average of 17%.

I'd like to thank, especially, our postcard writers who reached nearly all the Democratic registered voter households in town. We sent out over 600 cards, with personal messages written on each one and addressed by hand. Postcard campaigns, in my experience, when done this way, are a powerful voter persuasion method. This, partnered with Gail's own persuasive speaking style and substance, and months of her going door-to-door, all over Berkshire District I, old-fashioned grass roots canvassing of voters, showed her superiority over her opponents in knowing how to persuade and to get the votes.

At the polls here in town, we covered the paths to the voter's booth yesterday with about 15 Cariddi signs and a steady army of Cariddi poll standout people, from 6:15AM to 8PM. Now that's impressive. Dan Bosley also did well here, although clearly losing to Bowler in other places in the county. As Dan remarked, those Williamstown victories for Gail and for him, are because "Williamstown voters are smart." I have to add, smart because we Get Out the Vote volunteers are a successful working team that knows how to keep smart people informed.

I love working with you all.



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