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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 06:45 PM
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33. Ok, this stuff really irks me
While I can see that Skinner certainly would've benefitted from the sort of publicity Peters is getting so early on from the MDP I absolultely draw the line at "if only the MDP had given more money..." This turns my stomach in regard to any race but a state wide race i.e. Governor). It is not up to the MDP to fund state House, US House, state Senate or US Senate races. It's not their job.

Also, I would like to remind everyone, since we are going for a ride in the way back machine, there was a certrain race two years ago in MI that literally sucked all the money out of the state political machine, you may recall, a little someone with deep pockets named Dick (fittingly I might add) challenging our Gov.

I used to think living in Traverse City was a disadvantage because up here we are rarely on anyone's radar for funding. On the other hand, I never ever suffer bitter disappointment due to my misplaced sense of entitlement.

My advice to anyone considering a run, don't listen to those who know no better that tell you the state party or the DCCC or whoever will give big bucks. Plan on getting no big sums from such groups and plan to do it all yourself. Strong organization is key and aggressive fundraising by you and your team is what is to be depended on, not any sort of entitlement from some Big Daddy entity somewhere.

Julie
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