Folks, we've done it.
Despite our late start, we raised the money needed to qualify to be on the
ballot with a little seed money left over. Some said it couldn't be done.
The first donation the campaign received came from my good friend Dino, whom
I've known for almost 30 years. Dino didn't give much, but what he gave
came just at the time when I was beginning to worry that I was on a fool's
errand. His confidence carried me forward. Your confidence in my chances
has put me in a position I never thought I would be:
This fall, when you go to the polling booth, toward the bottom of the
ticket, you'll see my name: E.J. Ford, Democrat, for State Representative
Ain't it cool?
It is cool because it means that I am that much closer to getting up to
Tallahassee and being the kind of voice in politics that you want to have.
Take some time to congratulate yourself for helping get me this far.
OK, now it's time to get back to work.
This is going to be a long and difficult campaign season. We are up against
a well-funded, three-term incumbent. We need three things to help us beat
him and we need them now!
1) We need volunteers. This fall, we're going to be working closely
with the Democratic Party as part of the integrated campaign that they have
promised to bring to our state. But, like a lot of things, you get as much
as you give. If we have respectable crew of volunteers, we will get more
help from the party. Plus, we'll be able to help change things on the
national level. Check out the campaign website www.ejford.org or email me
2) We need advice. If you have an opinion about a hot campaign issue,
please email me at ejford@...
. Whether it's offshore drilling,
property taxes, the neglect of our education system, or campaign finance
reform, I want to hear your opinion. Don't hold back!
3) We need money. The sad truth of the election season is that you
need to raise money to play. We need cash to buy the campaign signs and
fliers. Later, we may be able to get campaign t-shirts. But for right now,
we need some money to get our campaign rolling. You can send your
contribution to the address below or, again, check out our campaign website
Please take a moment and donate or volunteer. This race matters. We need
you and you can make a difference!
E.J. Ford Campaign
401 Berwick Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
This message is a political advertisement paid for and approved by E.J.
Ford, Democrat, for State Representative, District 60