March 21, 2006
The Shore Line
Debra Shore ran an incredible campaign for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Her effort would have been impressive from a career politician, but for a first-time candidate it is nothing short of amazing. Her campaign platform, her staff, her donors, her volunteers, and her direct mail were all first-rate.
She has not declared victory yet tonight, but it looks very good for her with her leading all candidates at this point of the night. Her strong showing is a strong sign that voters are looking for candidates with strong environmental values and experience, but it is also obviously largely in part to the energetic, grassroots campaign she has sustained for close to a year now.