Interesting this period so early in potential campaigns when candidates and their supporters are busy, but most of us are focused on summer and seeing the sun.
Last week, Doug Racine, Democratic state senator with his eye on the state's top job, sent out an email from three lawmakers declaring their support for him because of his support for them and issues they consider important -- not the least of which was enactment of the gay marriage law. At Racine's Web site
you can also see proclamations
of support from some notables -- such as former Gov. Phil Hoff.
Over at Deb Markowitz' Web site
you can see a different kind of list under her "We're for Deb" label. It's a list of people by county. Markowitz
, the state's Democratic secretary of state, also is considering a run for governor.
Different strategies. Get some big names and hope that's persuasive when it comes time to rally the troops in a primary or get lots of names and hope that builds momentum.
Susan Bartlett, another Democratic state senator, also has gubernatorial
aspirations, but doesn't yet have a Web site that I could find. Wonder what her strategy
What will be the most effective way to win the behind-the-scenes game and how important is that to a primary victory?
-- Nancy Remsen
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