Reprinted from The New York Times,
So now, members of the group calling itself NJ-11th for Change gathered in an upstairs party room of a tavern here to celebrate. As waitresses pushed through the crowd to distribute beers, Debra Caplan, one of the group’s founders, stood on a table and raised a glass.
“We did something big; we didn’t think it could be done,” she said. “Here’s to the future of us doing the impossible.”
Someone cried out from the crowd: “Debra! What are we going to win next?”
Guy Potucek, who works for a military contractor and organized an Indivisible group in Virginia’s 10th District, represented by Barbara Comstock, said his group had held a training session to help members get involved in the Virginia elections this year.
“I don’t want them jumping all the way to 2018,” he said.
Ms. Comstock was among the Republicans who announced late in the game that she would not support the party’s health bill. “It energized us even more,” Mr. Potucek said. “It felt like, ‘That was easy.’”
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