At Dollinger Event, Some Obama Themes

Democratic State Senate candidate Rick Dollinger held a massive Get Out the Vote drive this weekend at his campaign headquarters, where more than one speaker either invoked Barack Obama or touched upon his message of going beyond partisan politics.

The first speaker, Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden equated the need to elect Dollinger and Democrats in the State Senate to the need to elect Obama president, and the need give him a majority in the congress.
Later, Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith picked up an Obama-esque message of moving beyond politics. He told the audience, “When somebody tells you that this is about politics, you say, ‘No. That’s what it was about for forty years, and that’s why we’re in trouble.’ ”

Smith went on to say, “Don’t make the mistake of not picking up your mantle and being part of this moment. This is our time.”

Dollinger is running against Republican State Senator Joe Robach.