There are only 100 days left until the Nov. 6 election.
I can hardly believe it, but I was reminded of this fact by emails from the campaigns for Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, and his Republican opponent, Matt Doheny. Both emails had the same subject line: 100 Days.
I'm tempted to dismiss the emails as the most boring process story ever, but actually, this is how close elections are won and lost. Mr. Owens and Mr. Doheny will need to turn their people out to vote on Election Day.
Mr. Doheny has the numbers advantage, with many more Republicans in the district than Democrats. Mr. Owens, though, has labor on his side, and the benefits of three years of incumbency.
I've attached an infographic from the Owens campaign that was sent out Saturday. Below, I've posted part of an email from Jeff Freeland, the campaign manager, which was sent Sunday. It includes a link to volunteer for his campaign.
"Only 100 days separate us from the day when voters of the 21st Congressional District will choose who represents them in Congress.
This isn’t a lot of time and we need your help. You know as well as I do that Matt is the hardest working candidate out there and now he needs your help to push him across the finish line over these next 100 days. But before I share with you how you can help, I want to share just how much he has accomplished in just these last two months:
27 Parades Attended
34 Tours of Local Businesses
71 Events, Festivals, and Meetings with Local Elected Officials and Leaders
4 County Fairs Attended (attended all four held so far)
7,000 Footballs Thrown
27,000 Palm Cards Distributed
1 Primary Win
2 Days Off (for his wedding!)
The campaign team has had a great couple of months too and is building our ground game to defeat Bill Owens:
55,649 Calls Made
8,327 Doors Knocked On
173 Volunteers Recruited
2 Headquarters Opened and two more on the way by early August
9 Summer Interns "