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Sheff is the Right Choice for Governor's Council 2012

A mailer to every household (250,000) in the district seems to be out of my budget.

I have a question for Patch-nation.

As I have blogged about before, I am running for Governor's Council in District 3. For a list of cities in District 3 please go to my website and check out if you live there. If you do, obviously I would appreciate your support.

There are approximately 800,000 voters in District 3 and I am guessing roughly 250,000 households. Out of the 800,000 voters, roughly 250,000 people voted in the general election in 2010. That year was a mid-term election and since there will be a presidential election in this years election, I am figuring that voter turnout will roughly increase by a at least 50 percent or another 125,000 votes (375,000 in all). I can't get to everyone, but I certainly want to meet/write to as many people as possible, on limited funds.

A mailer to every household (250,000) in the district seems to be out of my budget. I can meet people, but since I am an Independent I dont get invited to  the Democratic events or to the Republican events (a real problem). Going door to door and meeting people at community events, I'll probably only meet 10,000 people maximum. 

What do I do? Obviously this was on my mind when I first ran, but I'd love your input. How do people feel about emails sent or robo-calls (automated political calls) sent? Do the positives outweigh the negatives? Thank you.

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PREDATOR June 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM
General statements not based in fact. I'd prefer facts and exact examples of what yo would do were you to be elected. How you would respond or not respond, how you would act or not act.
Tom Sheff June 25, 2012 at 01:45 AM
The incumbent often answers questions with stories, does that appeal to you? Many times the stories have nothing to do with the question. If I were to run against the incumbent and she gave facts and I gave facts and they conflicted, how would you decide who to believe?
PREDATOR June 25, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Have a moderator who actually does something....stops the garbage answers and calls out the lies.
Tom Sheff June 25, 2012 at 01:56 AM
In debates, you can't choose moderators. You're invited to an event and the people who put on the event chooses the moderator. But, maybe the challenger needs to call her on some of these things, even if it makes him/her look bad.
PREDATOR June 25, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Of course call im/her on it....too much is a stake to worry about someone's feelings. Professional moderator? And while we are at at....a return to professional journalists. ( a reference to NBC's recent hack job on Romney which has gone nearly unreported)

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