Obama passes Gravel to take lead in ServeNext Presidential Straw Poll to benefit NH Food Bank!
Posted by aaronjmarquez on December 21, 2007
This just in… U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has taken the lead in the ServeNext Presidential Straw Poll, which was dominated just one week ago by former U.S. Congressman Mike Gravel (D-AK)!
The leaderboard to date (12/21) looks like this:
1. U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
2. Former U.S. Congressman Mike Gravel (R-AK)
3. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NYC)
4. Former U.S. Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
5. Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)
6. U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
7. U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
8. U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
Designed celebrate the season of service, create some friendly competition between campaigns, and address the unprecedented critical food shortage faced by residents in need this winter, the contest will benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank and its local agencies across the state.
A $5 donation will register a vote for the candidate of the donor’s choice and, unlike New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary, you can vote as often and for as many candidates as you’d like! Progress will be reported weekly and the polls will remain open until midnight on December 31, 2007. Supplemental funds will be provided through the generous support of Thrivent.
The ServeNext Presidential Straw Poll is an initiative of ServeNext.org, a political action organization aimed at expanding National Service. The organization’s membership, which consists mostly of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni, has been pressing Presidential candidates from both major political parties at house parties and town halls in New Hampshire since the summer. More than half of the candidates have signed the ServeNext Pledge to Expand National Service, which aims primarily at expanding AmeriCorps by 100,000 members by the end of the next President’s first term.
PLEASE NOTE: While the NH Food Bank will receive 100% of proceeds from the Presidential Straw Poll, ServeNext Civic Action is not affiliated with the NH Food Bank, Catholic Charities, or Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.