Teamwork, tenacity helped propel Bennet in Senate race in Colo
Millions of dollars in TV ads, combined with stories that make your opponent look bad, will get a candidate “into the red zone,” campaign veterans say.But the “ground game” of volunteers knocking on doors and dialing for votes is the last four yards, and Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet’s unlikely survival Tuesday amid a national Republican onslaught was the work of get-out-the-vote efforts both meticulous and overwhelming.”This is definitely a race for the record books,” said Bennet at a giddy victory rally Wednesday on the sunny steps of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Bennet was referring not just to his ballot-thin margin of victory, perhaps the smallest in a Colorado Senate race since 1956, but to a 22-month election effort that began the day he was appointed.Read more: Teamwork, tenacity helped propel Bennet in Senate race in Colo. – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/election2010/ci_16518314#ixzz14KVndySH
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