Thursday, October 11, 2012

Local Democrats Eager to Cheer Biden, Fact-Check Ryan

Volunteers Phonebanking Before Debate, Canvassing This Weekend

Democratic volunteers and supporters in San Diego are gearing up for tonight's vice-presidential debate, expecting the Vice President to directly address the American people about the Obama-Biden plans to keep strengthening the economy -- and expecting Congressman Paul Ryan to keep deceiving voters about his real positions on Medicare, deficit reduction, and tax cuts for the wealthy.

"In last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney sounded nothing like the 'severe conservative' he declared himself to be earlier in this campaign," said Jess Durfee, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party. "The question tonight is whether Paul Ryan will adopt Romney’s dishonest strategy or stand by the extreme positions he’s taken as the 'intellectual leader' of the GOP. Either way, Vice President Biden will express in concrete terms what’s at stake for the middle class."

Dozens of phonebankers will show up at the San Diego Democratic Unity Center before the debate to make calls to mobilize local voters on behalf of Bob Filner for Mayor, Scott Peters for Congress, and other Democratic candidates. Then they'll take their places by the TV screen in the office when the broadcast begins at 6:00 p.m.:

Tonight, October 11 ~ Debate begins at 6:00 p.m.

Democratic Unity Campaign Center, 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 202, San Diego (92111)

Democratic activists, volunteers, and supporters from throughout the county. San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jess Durfee, also a member of the Democratic National Committee, will address attendees before the debate and will be available for interviews before and after the event.

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