Greetings again to all my friends in the NC blogosphere. I just wanted to take a minute this afternoon to wrap up a very exciting week for the campaign and thank all of you that have blessed my run with your attention, support and tireless efforts.
Thanks in no small part to the indomitable spirit and savvy of one Southern Dem, the national attention on our too-long overlooked, about-to-turn-blue chunk of North Carolina is exploding.
The coverage by the DC press like Hotline and Roll Call, the efforts on DailyKos and MyDD being picked up by Blogometer, and of course, the attention from our own State Party, the in-state press citing Hayes’ Days Short? and National Radio interviews are all very exciting, but don’t begin to convey the excitement of the regular, working people in the 8th District I meet every, single day - hungry for our message of hope and change.
So while in many regards, everything changed this week, know that our mission, purpose and scrappy underdog fighting spirit have not. I’m working harder than ever, planning events all over the state and looking forward to meeting as many new friends as I can on the road.
Coming up Tuesday, June 6th, I hope everyone in the Charlotte area will come out for the Thomas Street Tavern event being hosted by Young Professionals for Kissell. Live music, appetizers, raffle, special guests, fun and fellowship with your next Congressman all start at 6:30. Thomas Street Tavern is at 1218 Thomas Avenue, Charlotte. Tickets are $25. They tell me sponsorships range from $100 to $250 to $500, but I’m not flat-out, completely, horizontally opposed to a $2,100 sponsor or two. Contact Tami at email@example.com for tickets or more information.
On the horizon, we need everyone in the state to save the date of Saturday, August 5th and plan on being at the NC State Fairgrounds, W. Kerr Scott Building, for the Kissell for Congress Down-Home BBQ Cook-off fundraiser. Stay tuned for more details on the family fun, special guests and music, but for information on entering the cook-off or purchasing advance tickets ($20 per adult advance admission, children free) call us toll free at 877-4KISSELL (454-7735).
And there’ll be plenty going on in-between I’ll keep you up to date on as well. Again, thank you BlueNC for everything! Keep doing what you do.
Together, we’ll turn North Carolina blue.
Democratic Candidate for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District
Someone Working...For a Change