Democratic Party of Sacramento ramps up red to blue GOTV efforts in Elk Grove's District 3; Ly's wife outreach

UPDATED 4:15 p.m. |

As part of their efforts to flip red districts to blue in Sacramento County, the Democratic Party of Sacramento has stepped-up efforts in Elk Grove's District 3 contest.

That District, which is currently represented by outgoing Republican Councilmember Steve Detrick, has five contestants seeking to fill the open seat. Those candidates include Republican Kevin Spease, independent Lynn Wheat, and three Democrats including Amandeep Singh, Alejandro Guiterrez-Duncan and Maureen Craft.

Although three Democrats are seeking the office, Craft has the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Sacramento. With that endorsement, Craft is part of the county's part focus to flip the district from red to blue.     

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As part of those efforts, the DPS has launched an extensive get out the vote effort with registered Democrats in Elk Grove on behalf of Craft. An EGN reader shared screenshots of Democratic Party text messages, two of which were for Craft, as well as messages sent earlier this week.

In a statement issued by the DPS, Craft's campaign is one of their top priorities in this election cycle. The statement also said the following:

"Elk Grove residents need a city council that reflects their values and will fight for a stronger, more inclusive community. Maureen Craft will lead that effort with strength, intelligence and heart. Between now and Election Day, Elk Grove Democrats will be out in force phoning and texting voters to help spread the word to elect Maureen Craft to the Elk Grove City Council."

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Ly's wife reaches out to Democratic Women Voters

Although Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly has not been the beneficiary of GOTV text message efforts by the Sacramento Democratic Party mechanism, his campaign has nonetheless taken to text messaging as well. 

Yesterday we heard from several Democratic woman voters who received a text message with a link to a video message from Ly's wife Cua. The message included a link to a YouTube video that sends a softer campaign message. 

Taking a softer approach compared to challenger Bobbie Singh-Allen, who has mixed aggressive and sometimes negative advertising with softer messaging. For his part, Ly has generally avoided using negative messaging in his various forms of advertising. 

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