Craig Huey Explains the Election Modernization Technique That Odessa Kelly Will Use in Her Campaign to Defeat Jim Cooper
Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed creator of the Huey Report and direct mail expert, Craig Huey, in-studio to discuss (TN-4) Congressman Jim Cooper’s Democratic opponent and how she will angle and tackle her campaign for his dynasty seat.
Leahy: In the studio with us digital marketing expert, well renowned around the country and moved here from California a year ago, loves it here in Tennessee, Craig Huey. Craig, during the break, you said something very important about how the left is creating the impression that they are sort of the majority. And there was a clue here, by the way, in Democratic challenger Odessa Kelly’s campaign announcement.
She’s going to run against Jim Cooper. Jim, by the way, the show’s been on the air for two and a half years. We’ve invited him to come in. He’s never come in. Odessa Kelly, Miss Kelly, you are welcome to come in. We’d be happy to talk to you about your socialist, progressive agenda for Nashville and your campaign themes. Now, I’m a little bit selfish in that regard, Craig, because I think she would be easier to beat in the general election to Jim Cooper. That’s my thinking.
Huey: Well, you know, here’s the thing. Maybe somebody listening lives in that congressional district and they could be running against her or against Cooper in the upcoming election, they need to be able to understand that they can win. The fact is, Kelly is going to be running using modern marketing techniques to be able to beat an incumbent. And she can do it. She doesn’t even have to have as much money.
Leahy: Well, she’s probably going to get a lot more money. She’s going to use Act Blue and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez will be out there with all of her campaign statements and asking all of her pals to give money to Odessa Kelly.
Leahy: The people who live in Los Angeles and San Francisco and guilty liberals. (Chuckles) Boston, New York City, Maryland. They’re going to give money to Odessa Kelly.
Huey: I would say she’ll probably have a million to a million point five.
Leahy: Probably more than that.
Huey: Maybe. And she probably needs at least two million to win.
Leahy: In the primary?
Huey: In the primary. So few people vote in the primary. Michael, that all you have to do is mobilize a very small group of people and make sure they get out the vote. She’s a community organizer. She understands digital marketing to be able to identify her right voter. She understands how to do modern election mobilization.
Leahy: Her team does just like Democrats. They use it to get Alexandria Ocasio Cortes to beat an old White guy in the Democratic primary.
Huey: That’s right. And it’s happening to several other congressional races and it’s happened throughout different states.
Leahy: Now, there’s a clue that you caught, and I want to talk about this right now. In her opening statement the challenger to Jim Cooper, the Justice Democrats, the national version of Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. “My faith has taught me that our fates are tied together.” Now, what does that statement tell you?
Huey: That tells me she understands in her district one of the key voting blocks is the church. And she’s probably targeting the Black church where many of the pastors are pro-Democrat. And they basically are violating biblical principles on marriage and abortion and on freedom, caring about the persecuted church and about Israel. And basically, these pastors compromise on those issues because of history. Because of pressure from other pastors. And Michael, they have a thing called souls to the polls.
Leahy: Souls to the polls. A little rhyming there.
Huey: Exactly. And on Sunday before the election, they mobilize people in the church to go to the poll.
Leahy: So the Black churches here are almost certain to be supportive of Odessa Kelly. She’s gay.
Huey: They are going to overlook that.
Leahy: They’re not going to care about that.
Huey: They should, but they will overlook it.
Leahy: Okay, so there’s that. Also, we have a story that’s relevant. So another Reverend used his faith to become elected. He’s basically a Communist progressive. His name is Raphael Warnock.
Huey: It’s a heartbreak. Yes.
Leahy: So this guy barely won the runoff election in Georgia. There’s a story at The Georgia Star News. You probably heard this. Raphael Warnock, Easter Sunday Tweet Unsettled Christians Who Call it Blasphemous. Let me read the now-deleted tweet. The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others, we are able to save ourselves. Now, I am not a theologian, but to me, that seems exactly the opposite of the Orthodox Christian faith.
Huey: The core of Christianity is Christ dying on the cross and rising from the dead for your sins and forgiveness. And the fact is, he’s denying this. He’s just saying it’s more of a philosophical politicized type of issue. You talk about Republican in name only. This is Christian in name only.
Leahy: Yeah, exactly.
Huey: And he was able to fool the Christians in Georgia to vote for him, and where he stands on the anti-biblical platforms.
Leahy: Well, I didn’t stop him from getting elected Craig. (Chuckles)
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