The seven statewide Democratic candidates renominated at yesterday’s DemCon 2.0 made speeches after our micro-convention (conventional appendix? whizzi-nom?). Below are those beautiful outbursts of campaign rhetoric.
First, safely petitioned and nominated gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton rolled in to talk about “incredible” support that he’s receiving from both sides of the aisle. He said status-quo Congresswoman Noem “is not interested in reaching across the aisle to get things done” or “finding common-sense solutions.” He then invited his newly renominated running mate Michelle Lavallee to say a few words. Recently Republican rodeoster Lavallee even managed to say the word “Democrat” in her speech… though still not in any direct, explicit description of herself:
Randy Seiler, the only qualified candidate for Attorney General on the November ballot, reminded us that no candidate wins without effort from everybody!
Wayne Frederick spoke to his desire to serve on the Public Utilities Commission:
Alexandra Frederick (yup, Wayne’s wife!) encouraged us all to overcome the racism she has experienced on the campaign trail and get us an honest Secretary of State:
In the spirit of the shortest Democratic convention ever, Woody Houser, our nominee to commission our school and public lands, made the shortest speech of the set:
Tom Cool spoke for his bid to audit the state (a job, I would think, that would keep a guy really busy):
And the Reverend Doctor Aaron Matson closed with words of hope:
Watch for live versions of these pitches at the Brown County Fair, the State Fair, and other fun events around the state!