PEI Election: NDP to nominate RJer to run against Premier in provincial election.

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    Sep 10, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    The New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island has nominated
    Charlottetown resident, Trevor John Leclerc, a bisexual, divorced father of two.
    in District #13 (Charlottetown-Brighton.), pitting the political neophyte directly against Canada's youngest Premier in history.

    Dedicated to renewal and a desire to sow seeds of hope and dignity for all, Leclerc describes his personal decision to set down roots on PEI as “A New Beginning,” and this campaign as a New Beginning for the NDP and for all Islanders.

    “I grew up moving from place to place, belonging nowhere, wondering always where duty would call us next, but believing always that, when called, it is a privilege serve; to try to make lives a little easier in times of need.

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    Sep 10, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    I am sure you will all understand that i will be able to pop in only occasionally - and briefly - for the next 6 weeks while I tilt at a windmill.

    Cheers all!


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    NDP candidate Trevor Leclerc talks with PEI NDP leader James Rodd.

    (also pictured - federal candidate Joe Byrne).


    I'm going to be wearing that orange tee-shirt for the entire campaign! (Orders from my campaign manager) icon_eek.gif


    I've been dubbed "the guy in the orange t-shirt" and we want it to stick.


    Funny how a spontaneous decision what to wear to a picnic would become my political trademark because I happened to be photographed in it. I almost wore my giant codpiece.


    My campaign workers will be wearing orange ribbons. icon_biggrin.gif

    similarly I have to keep my beard now. per my campaign manager. icon_smile.gif

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    Sep 10, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    I am not expected by the Party to win this race. I am running ain the Premier's stronghold . He will not be unseated.

    After my gracious concession speech on Oct 3, the real work begins, building grassroot support across the Island for an NDP Spring in five years' time.

    this one is not for me to win, but for the one who will come after me.
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    Sep 10, 2011 1:22 AM GMT



    YES!
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    Sep 10, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Super! Wish I could vote for you!
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    Sep 10, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    When I can i will post a link to cbc election coverage if people want to folllow the campaign. I was told today I now have a social media coordinator who will set me up on twitter. I have a lot to learn in a short time. (I have Candidate's school on Sept 16) but "my" presence on twitter might be her posting canned messages at first while things gets rolling. I don't anticipate things will go back to normal until after the election. I can go back to arguing politics here.

    (I wonder if it will ever feel the same?)


    All of a sudden even reading some of guys who have attained heights of infamy in the forums here is going to feel rather foolish after debating the Premier.

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    Sep 10, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    antelope saidSuper! Wish I could vote for you!

    Me, too! Go RJ member!

    You know I've long admired you for your many accomplishments, we've e-mailed about them.

    I wish I could do more than just cheerlead, but as a US citizen I fear my tangible help is limited. Nevertheless, what a wonderful role model you are for us!
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    Sep 10, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Maybe sometimes late at night when I'm getting a little bit mauled, it will be nice to know I can pop in here - and become me again for a pat on the head (and maybe sing "Poor kitty, soft kitty").

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    Sep 10, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
    I never knew PEI had more than 1 riding icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidI am not expected by the Party to win this race. I am running ain the Premier's stronghold . He will not be unseated.

    After my gracious concession speech on Oct 3, the real work begins, building grassroot support across the Island for an NDP Spring in five years' time.

    this one is not for me to win, but for the one who will come after me.


    Good luck anyway. Make an impact!
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    Sep 10, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    Best of luck to you in this provincial election. Hopefully you will win with strong voter support.
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    Sep 10, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidI never knew PEI had more than 1 riding icon_lol.gif



    27 actually!


    And I have to remember to call them "Districts" - federally they are ridings.



    So much to learn.

    And so wild! My campaigm mgr (herafter referred to as CM) is amazing!




    the flood of supportive comments I am getting from the other candidates is bewildering and almost overwhelming. Funny already i'm writing less of "my own" writing already -- CM takes my musings, and helps shape them with my social media coordinator. we are going over "my first" campaign letter to consituents today. Even I'm a bit impressed. I think I'll vote for me!



    I'll post my flyer letter for you all. you can armchair quarterback my campaign.

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    How wild is that?


    I will make a point to come here Monday night after my nomination meeting and tell you all what it was like and what it feels like.

    I'm kinda excited to share this with you all - we are ALL running!!!!


    btw - really cool to get supportive messages from other RJers who cannae stand my politics. THANKS!!!!!

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    Sep 10, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I had a discussion today with CM about the likelihood of me living with HIV being made an issue. The fact is I have stated in the media before that I live with it, so I am not worried about it being a liability for the campaign, which is a campaign of Hope & Dignity.

    If it does get thrown at me - how do you guys think I should respond - really?

    Bearing in mind this is for real here. I want it not to matter, and for others I want to show I am not letting this keep me down.


    CM advises we own it.

    I AM the AIDS guy in the orange tee shirt. (referring to my pet issues as chair of AIDS-PEI Community Support Group, Inc. - not my own status).

    It would have been reassuring for me years ago to see a poz person can still do something like this.