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Virginia Young Democrats make over 14,000 voter contacts in critical victory
In-kind organizers, volunteer force critical to victory
Centerville, VA - Delegate Dave Marsden has just won the special election to fill the senate seat vacated by Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. The district was represented by a Republican in the state senate for 8 years and carried by Republican Governor-elect Bob McDonnell. The seat is now in Democratic hands. The Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) contributed two in-kind organizers to the campaign after Delegate Marsden was the only Democrat to file. In the past five-and-a-half weeks, VAYD organizers Trent Armitage and Mary Kate Aylward and scores of VAYD volunteers combined to make well over 14,000 voter contacts in this race. The margin of victory for Senator-elect Marsden was less than 350 votes.
|"Congratulations to Senator-elect Dave Marsden, his campaign staff, to our organizers, Trent and Mary Kate, and of course, to all the Young Democrats who volunteered," said Sean Holihan, president of the Virginia Young Democrats. "I am absolutely thrilled that the Virginia Young Democrats were able to contribute to substantially to this critical win."
"The Virginia Young Democrats continue to grow as a professional organization," said Toby Quaranta, Executive Director of the Virginia Young Democrats. "I am more and more proud of how increasingly important young voters and young volunteers are to winning Democratic campaigns and championing progressive causes."
The Virginia Young Democrats are a statewide PAC for Democrats under the age of 36. With 51 chapters and 10,000 members, the Virginia Young Democrats are the premiere volunteer organization for progressive causes in the commonwealth. In 2009 the Virginia Young Democrats hired 14 organizers to work on the statewide races and in key legislative districts. As an organization, the Virginia Young Democrats made 137,300 voter contacts.