Elections

Democrats Make Final Pre-Election Push With Big Names


Leslie Odom Jr. speaking with Democrats on Monday.
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Democrats brought star power to Bucks County on Monday.

Democratic congressional candidate Scott Wallace’s campaign kicked off their Monday canvassing efforts in Warminster with Tony Award winning Broadway, film, and TV performer Leslie Odom Jr., Tony and Oscar Award winning songwriter Benj Pasek, and March For Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky.

Odom canvassed in the Warminster area with Wallace, who is locked in a tight race with incumbent Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.

Ethan Todras-Whitehill, the co-founder of liberal organization Swing Left, was part of the festivities as part of the group’s bus tour to bring support for Democrats running for office.

Wallace campaign manager Eric Nagy said more than 75,000 doors are expected to be knocked by Democrats in the First Congressional District on Tuesday, totaling 200,000 homes hit since the start of the weekend. In addition, the campaign will be reaching people by phone and driving efforts to get voters to the polls.

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“Canvassing is the most impactful thing we can do,” Nagy said.

Over the course of the campaign cycle, Wallace’s campaign expects to hit 400,000 doors, making it among the largest get out the vote efforts in the country, Nagy said.

Those canvassing efforts for Wallace and Democratic candidates continued Monday evening when Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made an appearance at State Rep. Tina Davis’ state senate campaign office on Bristol-Oxford Valley Road in Middletown.

Tina Davis greets Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Wolf made the stop to the packed campaign office as part of his own campaign and his effort to back up fellow Democrats.

Fitzpatrick’s campaign was mum on their last-minute efforts across the district, but sources said Republicans were working hard to drum up turnout.

On social media, Fitzpatrick’s campaign posted a photo of him greeting customers at a Dunkin Donuts in Warminster.

Which campaign was more successful at getting voters out will become clear when results are tallied Tuesday night.

Scott Wallace speaking with volunteers.
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Scott Wallace, Tina Davis, and Gov. Tom Wolf speaking.
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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001