Monday, December 09, 2019
Outside Group Will Target NC in 2020
The Chicago-based Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) announced its 2020 targets, and North Carolina is high on the list, primarily because of the Tillis Senate seat. PTP will be opening six offices (two in Charlotte, two in Raleigh/Durham, one in Greensboro, and one in Winston-Salem) with hired staff, and will be recruiting hundreds of volunteers to door-knock citizens who have spotty voting records.
In 2018 PTP targeted 17 US House districts (none in North Carolina) with an investment of $8 million and saw several of those targeted districts flip red-to-blue. In 2017, PTP ran successful voter-turnout programs in five Northern Virginia House of Delegate districts, with stunning results.
In 2020, PTP is promising an investment of $45 million to knock on 7 million doors in 15 different states. Nothing's more productive than those boots on the ground, all that one-on-one contact, and the ripple effect for down-ballot races will be significant.