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NY 19th CD Race

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  • Carl
    ... It was pointed out that traditional (non-web) strategies are still vital, and I agree completely. I just want to try to try to steer Congressional
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 3, 2009
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      --- In RLCNY-HV@yahoogroups.com, Brian Kearsey@...> wrote in part:

      "It was pointed out that traditional (non-web) strategies are still vital, and I agree completely. I just want to try to try to steer Congressional elections away from needing to spend a million dollars to get elected. (That's what Ron Paul told me I'd need to take on Sue Kelly a decade ago.)".

      I am afraid that you will not be able to do that, and to be a creditable candidate for Congress will take more than the $1MM that Ron Paul quoted to you 10 years ago. AND, that does not take into consideration the large expenditure to win in a primary. Simply a fact of life, and something which everyone should know before they get into this type of race.

      The day your prospective rival for the GOP primary announced, she also announced that she had $380,000 in hand, and she apparently is very well connected to money sources anchored by her large network of doctor "friends". I also heard rumors that she was the choice of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

      If seriously challenged, I am sure that Hall could command $3,000,000 from the National Democratic Committee, and the scores of special interests that always back an entrenched incumbent. Earlier, I tried to connect with a personal friend involved in deciding how the 'Realtors' money is distributed....it's going to Hall.

      A rule of thumb is that a challenger to win must be able to outspend
      the incumbent.

      Carl
    • Kearsey@comcast.net
      Thank you Carl. I have no doubt that you are right according to the way the game is currently played. (I presume that Hoffman attracted that kind of money
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 3, 2009
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        Thank you Carl. I have no doubt that you are right according to the way the game is currently played. (I presume that Hoffman attracted that kind of money upstate?) In any case, I’m scrambling to get a website up & take on John Hall as an independent. I've combed through Nan Hayworth's website. She says things similar in tone to the rhetoric Sue Kelly used to placate conservatives around here for years (not that Sue did not have her strong points), but she stops far short of the things I need to say. I hate to split the conservative vote, but I've had enough and so have many, many of my friends. I’ve gone through my contacts; I’m at one thousand supporters on my 2nd circle – folks who will support me after my friends and contacts pass the word. If each of those thousand supporters recruits a handful, and each of them a few more (etc.), I may be able to attract enough support to draw an endorsement from one of the other parties, and we'll ask the money question then. For now, I'm going to rally as many as I can under my platform and plot the landscape.

        My premise is that Congress is a bipartisan cesspool colluding with an oligarchy of special interest groups from labor & teacher unions to big pharma, big oil, the defense industry, & Wall St. Both halves of the duopoly rely on dividing & conquering voters while consolidating power in DC.

        The compromise I’m offering is a Congressman who fights to restore the Constitution and send ALL social experiments back to the state level, where there is wide leeway for states to give socialist programs a whirl. (Not to mention enforcing whatever immigration policy is on the books.) The "win/win" is that we eliminate a vast layer of fraud, waste, and corruption. Everybody, democrats and republicans alike, picks up the very same social battles more locally.

        I’m hampered more than a bit by the fact that wife and I are trying to keep our tiny school afloat, which takes more hours a week than I have, but my country needs me so I’m throwing my hat in the ring. My dad took a bullet through his arm and out his chest in the Battle of the Bulge; I can handle the extra stress. I’ll have a website up by New Year or sooner, opening it to fellow travelers first for constructive criticism before going public. As soon as school is out in June I’ll devote myself full time to campaigning. I’m staying grassroots in the beginning to test the waters – no lobby money for now. Chris Cassone, the musician who wrote and sings “Take Our Country Back” (he worked with Hoffman upstate) said he'll help me if my platform is as good as it sounds, and will let me use the song on my website. If you haven’t seen him sing the sone, it’s here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkUHEE0-niE  

        In a worst case scenario we can jump ship and support Hayworth if we can pull her much closer towards the Constitution (and then and regroup for a real run in 2012).

        Best,

        Brian Kearsey
        845-228-5214




        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Carl" <csvensson@...>
        To: RLCNY-HV@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:50:50 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
        Subject: [RLCNY-HV] NY 19th CD Race

         

        --- In RLCNY-HV@yahoogroups.com, Brian Kearsey@...> wrote in part:

        "It was pointed out that traditional (non-web) strategies are still vital, and I agree completely. I just want to try to try to steer Congressional elections away from needing to spend a million dollars to get elected. (That's what Ron Paul told me I'd need to take on Sue Kelly a decade ago.)".

        I am afraid that you will not be able to do that, and to be a creditable candidate for Congress will take more than the $1MM that Ron Paul quoted to you 10 years ago. AND, that does not take into consideration the large expenditure to win in a primary. Simply a fact of life, and something which everyone should know before they get into this type of race.

        The day your prospective rival for the GOP primary announced, she also announced that she had $380,000 in hand, and she apparently is very well connected to money sources anchored by her large network of doctor "friends". I also heard rumors that she was the choice of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

        If seriously challenged, I am sure that Hall could command $3,000,000 from the National Democratic Committee, and the scores of special interests that always back an entrenched incumbent. Earlier, I tried to connect with a personal friend involved in deciding how the 'Realtors' money is distributed....it's going to Hall.

        A rule of thumb is that a challenger to win must be able to outspend
        the incumbent.

        Carl

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