County and State Dems are taking new approaches when recruiting for the 2022 elections

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Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 5:35 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Indiana democrats are taking a new approach to recruiting for next year’s elections.

ABC21 spoke with the chair of the Allen County Democratic Party, Derek Camp, who says, “Both the Indiana Democratic Party and the Allen County Democratic Party, we are partnering this year with several grassroots organizations to leave no stone unturned in order to have candidates in as many positions as we can.”

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Camp says they’re taking a “reverse coattail approach”. He explained that with, “We’re used to the coattails where the top of the ticket helps bring everyone else across the finish line, but that’s not always the case. Alot of times, it is down ballot races that helps to push the top of the ticket across the race.”

He says the party is going to be taking some new strategies. Adding that they’ve seen this in previous races around the country. Camp says, “when ballots are full, turnout is up”.

Democrats face a steep hill. They’re outnumbered politically in most areas of the state. However, Allen County Dems are hoping they can make progress in uncontested races.

“There are 130 ballots on the race in Allen County alone next year. Many of which have gone uncontested. We are taking every effort of every step-in addition to our traditional recruiting efforts to make sure that we’re filling as many as we can” says the party chair.

When it comes to elections, Camp says, time is of the essence. The filing window runs from January 4th to February 5th.

He says, “The more that you can work on the campaign and your race and making sure that your name in your message is getting out there, the more people you’re going to be able to reach in the better your chances are going to be in November”.

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