Local Campaigning Is All About Shaking Hands And Knocking On Doors. But Now, That’s Changing

Local Campaigning Is All About Shaking Hands And Knocking On Doors. But Now, That’s Changing

In local political races, handshaking and door knocking are often the name of the game. But some D.C. candidates are reconsidering that calculation over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, especially in the part of the city that saw the District’s first case of COVID-19 and is among the most high-profile council races this year: Ward 2.

Brooke Pinto, a former policy worker at the D.C. Office Attorney General is also “suspending all campaign events and volunteer canvassing for two weeks in order to do our part to flatten the curve,” she says over email. “We are considering creative ways to get our message to voters and are trying to find ways to adapt in an environment that is impossible to predict. But most importantly, everyone must stay safe, healthy, and calm.”

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