Today is the September 14th Money Bomb, put together by grassroots supporters. The last money bomb in August raised exactly $3000 from 52 donors, and was used to purchase yard signs.
It is expected that all money raised today will go towards radio ads, which are affordable on the local favorite radio stations. A 30-second spot costs roughly $30 depending on the time and will reach thousands of listeners. The campaign’s first radio buy commenced today, you can listen to the ad below!
The first debate just concluded a few hours ago, PCN was taping the event but had technical difficulties. A volunteer videotaped the event so we hope to have footage soon! It was the first debate of my life, and went great!! The event was mobbed with people — after the first several hundred people, the event staff had to turn away residents. Now that I have a debate under my belt, I can hardly wait for the next debate on September 24th at Cedar Crest College!!! Debate schedule here.
The vast majority of the money spent already was used to build the campaign enough momentum to get to this point and finish the arduous petitioning process for ballot access. I cannot highlight enough how at this point a little money goes a long way. Thank you very much for your support!!
HQ Update and Yard Sign Bomb!!!
The campaign has located several storefront properties in the Bethlehem-Bath-Nazareth area, but the rental costs of ~$900/mo. are too prohibitive at this time – with the limited funds available, radio ads are deemed to be a far better use of funds. If any supporter has space available that can be donated or at a cheap price, feel free to contact the campaign at 610-392-8156 or email@example.com.
As a disclaimer, and as many supporters are aware, the campaign had opened a meeting place on Route 309 in Center Valley during the summer. A month after opening, the landlords received cease-and-desist orders from a zoning official. This occurred simultaneously with the start of a failed character assassination attempt by the incumbent, Mr. Dent, in July.
At first this official simply wished for all temporary yard signs and American flags to be removed from display, and this was complied with. However, this public official then pressured the landlords to stop allowing utilization of the space for political purposes. After numerous appearances with this official prowling in a car through the parking lot and snapping photographs, the campaign decided to leave the premises in order to save the landlord further grief.
Fortunately, the campaign has plenty of practice with running the campaign from the insides of cars and internet cafes, otherwise these thuggish tactics would be of higher concern. The campaign is focused on sharing the message and discourse on the issues with the two Republocrat candidates, not petty issues with hindering political operations and free speech.
However, make no mistake. Neither the D or R camps want to see any outsider win and challenge their duopoly. Even though the number of independents/third parties/unregistered voters combined is larger than either Republocrat party, the success of anyone against their political machines threatens their chokehold on the economy and their 22.8 million direct governmental employees, the largest single “job” sector in the country.
In response to the demands to remove yard signs, we have one request for supporters in the area and that is to put up as many yard signs as possible!!! Just visit here and provide your name, phone number, and address to sign up to receive one, or just come to a campaign event. Political signs on private property are allowed, on public property they can’t go up until 1 month prior to the election. (The new signs can be seen in the above picture, taken at the Pen Argyl Labor Day Parade. We had two vehicles and 25 volunteers marching!!)