I know it's too much to ask my mostly national audience to care much about a state race, though I will say that moving ahead to 2000 the most important races in the country will in fact be state elections. Still I hope local people consider helping out and getting involved in Anne's campaign. I went to the launch party last week and she did a great job. One of her opponents bowed out and endorsed her, which was nice to see. Anne's one of those people who everyone pretty much warms to right away and she's definitely someone we want in government.
Most importantly if you live in her district make sure to go vote. There are two traditional machine candidates in the primary and this is a test of whether the new machine - Philly for Change - can get the votes out.