District 8 State Senate Candidate Jordan Youngberg continues to gain steam in his campaign with a fundraiser coming up this Thursday night featuring Governor Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley at the Hillside Resort in Wentworth, located on the southeast side of Lake Madison.
The resort was just featured in the Argus Leader in a big story a couple of weeks back, so if you wanted to check it out, here’s your chance!
During a time in which his opponent, incumbent Senator Scott Parsley, is silent and content to sit on his laurels, Youngberg continues to impress by putting in a strong effort. And that’s not talk coming from the campaign. I’m hearing this from people outside of the district, as they talk to individuals (not politicos) in the area communities.
And you can’t argue with Youngberg’s efforts. He’s already out and about knocking on doors asking people for their vote, and he’s put up nearly 100 large highway signs across the District in spots provided by supporters, with little sign of slowing down.
Whether he’s ultimately successful or not is still 80 or so days away, but it’s a good example for other candidates to be following. It takes that kind of effort to give yourself a fighting chance at the ballot box. Campaigns are about name identification first and foremost, and if you’re out there doing the work, knocking on doors, putting up signs, and getting your name and face in front of people, it all adds up.
Agree or disagree with the man, you can’t help but appreciate the amount of work he’s putting in. And in my mind, that’s what makes what I call “a good campaigner” – the kind of person who can take a race from “leaning Democrat” into “Strong GOP” by election day.
If you’re out and about in the Lake Madison area on Thursday night, make a point to stop by the Hillside Resort and listen to what Jordan has to say, and support his campaign.
You won’t regret it.