Ryan Hastman is shouldering the hopes of the federal Conservative Party, which desperately wants to take back Edmonton-Strathcona, the only one of 28 Alberta ridings they don’t hold. But to do so, he’ll have to knock off New Democrat Linda Duncan.
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“We're giving it our best. But to be honest, we're losing. I need help,” he wrote in the e-mail, first obtained by the Edmonton Journal, adding later: “This is going to be a tough race. Honestly if tomorrow was election day, we'd probably lose. The NDP are well organized, motivated and have a huge team. I see their campaign in action every day.”