Carlisle, PA) — Speaking before the Cumberland County Democratic Committee members last night in Carlisle, Congressional Candidate Ryan Sanders outlined his campaign and demonstrated that Democrats across York, Adams, and Eastern Cumberland County are poised make history in fall PA 19th Congressional District race.
“We need about 110,000 votes to win this election and if we — you and I — work hard together from now until November, we will get those votes and win this house seat.” Ryan told the enthusiastic crowd of about 100 county leaders.
He pointed to the 109,000 votes garnished by the Democratic candidate in the last congressional race. “It takes two things for us to win this race, you have to get out the vote, and that means all the Democrats have to show up on election day. And we have to raise enough money to get our message to the voters of all parties in the district. And that means each of you has to hold meet n’ greets in your neighborhood so I can get out our message about more jobs, building better communities, and better representation in Washington.”
Sanders said the political climate favored his candidacy. His opponent, who originally ran as a term limits candidate, has lost serious party support in a heated primary that emphasized his lack of accomplishment and job seeking in the federal bureaucracy. “My opponent is looking for another job and his party knows that.” Sanders said. “More than 1 in 3 Republicans want a new representative in Washington. But we will only win if you and your neighbors support our campaign, show up at the polls in November, and vote for Ryan Sanders.”
Democratic Committee Chairperson Gail McDermot praised Ryan Sanders and committed the full support of Democrats across Cumberland County to raise funds and get out the vote in the fall. “Ryan Sanders, Joe Sestak, Dan Onorato and a first rate lineup of local Democratic candidates will change the future of government in Washington, and in our state and local municipalities.” McDermot said.
Sanders promised he would visit with all committee members and their friends and neighbors at fund raising events throughout the summer, spreading his message of more jobs, more concern for our communities, and positive change in politics in Washington.