With that behind him, he said, “once the seed was planted, it was very easy to jump in and go for it, especially where we came so close the last time.” About two weeks ago he threw himself into the write-in campaign, which involved mailing stickers to supporters and sending an email to them to gauge their support.
“They were all 100 percent supportive,” Bennett said.
Diane Langlais came aboard as his campaign manager two days ago, he said.
Speliotis said he took nothing for granted.
“I was out holding signs for the entire 13 hours,” Speliotis said last night, standing outside the Holten Richmond Middle School. He had most of the polls in the district covered, he said.
Speliotis said he did have an inkling Bennett was running a write-in campaign.
Speliotis garnered 1,266 votes unopposed in the Democratic primary.
When asked if he intended to challenge the certification, Speliotis said, “I don’t know, but I will explore it.” He said he does not know what that might entail, but it may be complicated. “I didn’t want to get into it, I just wanted to do my thing. I’m very excited to promote my ... record.”
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