Alyse Galvin for Congress One Point Ahead of Don Young When She Launches Her Get Out The Vote Effort - 40 Districts in 4 Days #40in4

November 1st, 2018

ANCHORAGE, AK -- A poll of likely voters conducted by Ivan Moore for Alaska Survey Research finds Independent Alyse Galvin for Congress one point ahead of Rep. Don Young, with Galvin at 49 percent and Young at 48 percent, with three percent of respondents still undecided.

“The grassroots movement we’ve built shows in our volunteers and team, in our fundraising, and in our polling  — it's an effort unlike any other Congressional challenger in Alaska,” said Samantha Alden Harris, Galvin’s campaign manager. “The excitement for Alaska's first Congresswoman is palpable and we’re channeling that into our get out the vote efforts (GOTV) all across this state. Alyse will spend the next 4 days and nights connecting with voters in all 40 districts.”

At today’s press conference, Alyse Galvin addressed the crowd: “Today’s polling shows that our momentum is only growing stronger. Our race is ahead of Don Young’s by one percentage point. But we all know that the proof is in the pudding. The only poll results that matter will come out on Election Day. That’s why we’ve built our movement in our fundraising, and our volunteer base. And we’re not stopping,” Alyse said. “That’s why we’re touching base with all 40 state house districts in the next 4 days to earn your vote!”

*Alyse’s schedule for the next 4 days in all 40 districts is attached.

A leader of the grassroots organization Great Alaska Schools, Galvin has mounted a serious challenge to the incumbent. She has an energized volunteer base of more than 1,120 Alaskans. Galvin won the Alaska Democratic Primary with 54% of the vote against three other candidates, and has raised over a million dollars without a single cent from corporate PACs. Her campaign has hosted town hall style meet-and-greets all across Alaska, from Kotzebue to Kodiak, Fairbanks to Nome.

Her message is clear: I’m listening, I’m showing up, and can’t wait to serve all Alaskans. Don Young, unfortunately, isn’t anymore.

Alyse Galvin is a mom, a third-generation Alaskan, a community leader, and a former small business owner. A tireless advocate for education, she spent the last five years as a leader of Great Alaska Schools organizing parents, students, educators, and community members to protect public schools from massive budget cuts. In 2017, she led statewide opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

Alyse Galvin is an Independent and the Alaska Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Congress. Galvin will face Rep. Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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