Kassie Cerami, the volunteer who together with T.J. Thomson created an unprecedented grass-roots movement in Idaho for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, has signed on with Larry LaRocco’s U.S. Senate campaign as his new state field director. Cerami said she’s a “true LaRoccObaman,” and said in a statement, “I’m putting all my passionate energy for change into Idaho’s Senate race because we need leaders who care about issues such as health care, jobs, and the environment. We need leaders like Larry LaRocco who understand the challenges facing families. We need leaders who won’t let us be rushed into war. We need leaders with the courage to say, “enough is enough,’ who will pull our soldiers out of Iraq.”
LaRocco, a former two-term Democratic congressman from Idaho’s 1st District, is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by longtime GOP Sen. Larry Craig, who is retiring. Lt. Gov. Jim Risch is the Republican candidate, and the race also includes two independents and one Libertarian.