The other side says, "Vote Democratic and Die" not verbatim, but you know what I mean. Yes, "Smear and Fear" but it is coming in wide distribution. It will change some minds. Let's hope not enough, but it will change some minds.
What we need to ask is "What will life look like if you survive under the Republicans?"
What happens if Democrats don't control at least one House? What happens if they are empowered after November 7th? It is unthinkable and it can not be allowed to happen
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WE can not allow that to happen, and I can not stop begging. I'm begging so you don't have to!
I am in a race that no one outside of this district believed would be competitive, including Mike Pence, since he lives in Virginia.
Mr. Pence is spending lots of money on media. Money that normally goes to other Republican campaigns at this time. He wouldn't be spending it if he didn't have to. His internal numbers show that we are closing at a steady and significant pace. His spending is increasing as well, but there will be a point that it is wasteful, if they are not there already.
We have had the exact same plan since the beginning and we are sticking to it. The plan has been to run the leanest possible campaign and be a legitimate proponent in the House for Public Financing of Elections and taking the big money out.
He has laid out 700,000 in tv. We are spending 7,000 on radio targeted to cover the district with 4 spots a day for 14 days. Not exactly saturation, but it is only geared for the middle, the bases are energized. At least one is!
So, I am here asking for contributions to help finish a fundraising effort for radio ads.
My wife posted earlier, and made it sound like we were almost ready to do cable ads.
We have them filmed and ready to go, but radio has a much wider reach here, and we still have to get the basics of the bare bones radio in place.
Everything in the campaign has been open source and so here are the stations we are already set for, and then the ones that we are asking for funding for. We started out asking for $12.50 which was the average cost to get the radio spots on the air. We have been able to make some serious progress. You can check the coverage maps, see what you are investing in, so that you know where your donation is going. Stations we are on, or are booked to start Tuesday 10/24 through November 7th; WHON, WQLK Richmond, WMDH, New Castle, WQHK, Ft. Wayne/Bluffton/Decatur, WKKG, Columbus (Pence's hometown station), WIFE Connersville. Those are covered. We are going to do 4 a day for 14 days on WLBC,WHTY,WERK,WHTI,WHBU,WURKWXFN, covering Muncie, Anderson, and surrounding areas. To get the 392 spots on the air is $2919. Ask any ad person, that is a deal.
Ok, this is people powered politics. We need some funding for this, and we are coming to you. We have already had 16 donors for $493.95 THANK YOU ALL! (Happy Dance! Ok, Celebration over.) WE Need more. So here I beg. We need 2425.05 more to get the ads bought and in rotation by Tuesday of next week. My wife was asking for 29.19 and for 100 donors.
I know you are hit for cash all the time, I know you have given and given. We don't complain and stop because we haven't been given big dollar party help, we keep going and doing what we have to with what we have. We need to get a minimum 392 spots on the air, and the average cost is $7.43. We have raised $493.95 which brings the average per spot down to $6.12. That's what I have the hat in hand for, $6.12 to put one radio spot on the air. If you can buy 10, please do, if you can buy 100, please do, if you can buy 343 (Maximum contribution of $2100) that makes it go quicker! :o) If you can buy 1, it is one more than we would have without you! If you can't give, send an email to 10 friends, and send them to the virtual campaign heagquarters and ask them to give securely and Democratically through ActBlue.
We started out needing $7331.68. We now only need $2425. Help If you can.
Thanks for reading and supporting Democracy
Barry Welsh Indiana 6th District Democratic Congressional Candidate