Friends, it was a great night for the Elaine Marshall campaign last night as we won the primary and won 74 of North Carolina's 100 counties. But it isn't over yet as our opponent looks poised to request a runoff.
Elaine will be on Daily Kos tonight for a live chat, but I wanted to share with you her email to supporters:
Thanks to your hard work and dedication to North Carolina, we scored a decisive victory in yesterday's primary. Now, we are considered the "prohibitive favorite" to win the nomination and our next step is to win it outright in a runoff on June 22nd.
Last night proved that people, not TV ads, matter in elections. It proved that running a grassroots campaign can overcome Washington's support any day of the week.
I know we've messaged you a lot this last week, and you've responded so amazingly to our calls to finish strong. Now we need to start strong on our path to the runoff.
Our campaign has just a little further to go to finally secure the nomination and a chance to retire Burr in November. Your support has kept me going throughout this race and it's your support and friendship that has brought us here today.
Now it is time to move on to the next step, and score another decisive win in June.
Special thanks to Ken Lewis, Marcus Williams, Ann Worthy, and Susan Harris who also ran last night. Each of them ran great campaigns and are impressive individuals.
Thank you for your continued support,
P.S. Let's capitalize on last night's momentum - chip in $5 or more today!
I'd like to thank some of the great progressives in this community and groups like Democracy for America and the PCCC for backing Elaine and helping lift us to victory. Now we just have to do it one more time.
See you tonight!
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