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  •  Thank you.... (5+ / 0-)

    It was a great ride.

    With my $1 limit on donations, snailmail thankyou's just wouldn't work. I tried to email when an address was included, tho I'm afraid I missed some. The majority of my contributions were face to face.

    If you want to know how I spent your dollar, well,  there's an accounting here,

    I ultimately spent $662.66 or so, the exact total will be clear when I receive my phone bill. Breaks down to 1.2 cents per vote, compared to the $12 Senator Kohl dropped for every vote he  received.

    Still got ~$250.00 I'd planned to spend on an ad in the Onion's Milwaukee print edition, but I never came up with copy I really liked. That, along with any settlement the campaign receives over my illegal arrest for gathering signatures, will be rolled over to a new PAC so that the money can be donated to House challengers who share my values. Commitment to resist censorship schemes and roll back the failed drugwar are prerequisites.(Any suggestions for the PAC name?)

    $662.66
    51,377 votes for US Senator.

    by ben masel on Fri Sep 15, 2006 at 08:02:06 PM PDT

    •  You've got my utmost respect, Ben (1+ / 0-)
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      Immigrant Punk

      That said, perhaps you should call it the Tilting At Windmills PAC.  :)  I kid, I kid.  It takes people like you, with the bravery to approach politics differently and the smarts to make it work, to create the dynamic tension so lacking in the electoral process today.  

      Without the Ben Masels of the world counterbalancing the radical corporatists, they would clearly distort the political landscape far more than they can manage now.  I hope one day to have half the courage of my convictions as you exhibit.

      Hadn't heard about your arrest -- is there a Diary on that in the archives?

      -AG

      (-3.00, -5.28) -- I'm a libertarian capitalist Democrat

      by AlphaGeek on Fri Sep 15, 2006 at 11:26:03 PM PDT

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