It takes grit, guts, and extraordinary determination to run against an incumbent, especially when he is occupying a dynastic seat, has WAY more money and backing, feels entitled, and is, well… a he. Right away, if you are a she, impecunious, and lack the media exposure, you are at a disadvantage. Well, Candice “Britt” Britton has all of those qualities ( and disadvantages) plus the passion and empathy for people that we all love in our Homegirl Hillary.
I have spotlighted Homegirl Britt Britton before, but it was just an introduction. Her story is inspirational, and now the campaign becomes a battle. As she explained to me in an email, there is a popular local TV show called “Donnybrook,” and the hosts commented that the incumbent (I will not link to his website here – you can google him) Lacy Clay had no real opposition. Britt has limited access to the internet, but she composed a letter to the hosts of Donnybrook that I am sharing with all the Homegirls and Homeboys. Visit Britt’s webpage and see who she is and what she is up against. She is a Hillary Clinton Democrat and worthy of our support.
Here is her letter to the hosts of “Donnybrook.”
To Ray and Bill and the Donny Brook Hosts,
I watch your show all the time my name is Candice “Britt” Britton and I am running for U. S. Congress District 01.
Judging by your comments on the April 1, 2010 show you all think my candidacy as a Democrat running against Lacy Clay is a lost cause. I am sorry you feel that way. Are you telling children and the disabled and regular citizens you can’t beat a career politician whose family has held the seat for 40 years? Are you telling me (a Democrat) and others there is no need to run? I am sorry you feel Lacy Clay has no real opposition. Are you saying non career politicians (citizens) on the outside of the political machines need not to apply? I take by your comments I don’t have your votes Mr. Clay does!
I am running for the U. S. Congress District 01 and my candidacy is no joke it is very real. I ask you to give my candidacy the same respect and chance as you give to Lacy Clay and his candidacy!
My name is Candice “Britt” Britton and I am running for U. S. Congress District 01 and I respectfully ask for your vote and support. Please visit my campaign site at www.candicebritton.com
The votes have not been counted yet. Please don’t discourage the constituents in District from going to vote. Why should anyone in District 01 go and vote if Lacy Clay has no real opposition and cannot be voted out of office?
Your words have influence and power!
Candice “Britt” Britton
Candice “Britt” Britton is one of Hillary Clinton’s 18 million. She was not invisible to Hillary, and I am going to make sure she is not invisible to the voters of District 1 in Missouri in every way within my power! Please help viralize her candidacy. Visit her website. Contribute to her campaign if you can. Let’s give Britt a fighting chance for the people she so much wants to represent. Here is what she said in an email to me tonight.
I went to a fish fry this evening way up north in my district 01. When I introduced myself to the folks their eyes lit up and they poured their hearts out. As I looked into their eyes, their words “you have my vote” with a smile and a sparkle in their eyes filled my heart with love for them, and I don’t want to let them down. For me this campaign is truly for them, and I just pray I can go to Washington DC and be their voice!
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