Leading Democrats rallied around the state on Saturday in an effort to get their base voters to the polls, and in Manhattan, Kirsten Gillibrand led the effort with a spirited take down of the Republicans and their Tea Party allies.
“This election is all about who we fight for. There is a clear difference between what we are fighting for and what our opponents want,” she said and went through the Democrats economic agenda. “Our opponents have fought for diviseness, a culture of fear, trickle-down Bush economics that got us into this mess. They fight for economic policies that are not fair.”
The event kicked off a big day of canvassing and phone calling for Democrats not just in the city but around the state. Getting out the base Democratic vote is the great unknown in this election, since Republicans seem far more energized, and the Hotel Workers union is expected to be a big part of that.