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moonmajick Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-06 10:51 AM
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Gary Page for Congressional District 24 - A Note from His Wife
As of this morning, Gary has raised $1500 toward the filing fee of $3125, which leaves $1625. The other option of gathering 500 signatures has proven to be very hard and frustrating work. Well meaning people volunteer to help and then don't follow through. Of the 70 signatures gathered yesterday in a 10-hour marathon session, nearly 1/2 proved to be invalid. So far, we have 200 valid signatures, 95% of which Gary collected by going door to door.

If Gary does not gain ballot access, Marchant will be most like be running unopposed as we are not aware of anyone else vying for district 24. Marchant is a staunch George W. Bush supporter and worked with him when he was governor of Texas. Marchant has said, "the two of them agree on social and fiscal policy 99 percent of the time". We are all hoping that Democrats make some in-roads into our current one party rule in 2006. There is no chance of that happening if Republicans are given a free ride.

Gary works full time as a computer programmer and I am an accountant for a small business. In addition to this, we also run a 501(C)3 Animal Rescue Organization. Gary and I are both passionate about Democratic values and desperately want to make sure that we have a choice when we go to vote for our congressional representative next November. If only 160 people could find it in their hearts to donate $10, we would have that choice. Come on Texans - we have to start somewhere and if ever there was a time when change is possible, it is in 2006.

No matter how much, your donation is very much needed and appreciated. Please go to this link in order to make a donation. The filing deadline is at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Gary R Page for Congress

Thank you,

Carol Ann Mielke Page
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  - I hope my small donation helped! n/t  WestHoustonDem   Jan-01-06 11:07 AM   #1 
  - Cross Posted in GD - keep it kicked for Gary  WestHoustonDem   Jan-01-06 11:19 AM   #2 
  - Come on DUers we need to start out the New Year with a bang  sonias   Jan-01-06 11:47 AM   #3 
  - I donated today  Lisa0825   Jan-01-06 11:50 AM   #4 
  - Status update.  TXDem24   Jan-01-06 01:45 PM   #6 
     - How likely are you to get the signatures you need?  IndyOp   Jan-01-06 01:59 PM   #7 
        - The money will go towards the filing fee. If they got enough  WestHoustonDem   Jan-01-06 02:06 PM   #8 
        - Thank you - that helps me understand better...  IndyOp   Jan-01-06 04:49 PM   #13 
        - We're not going to get the signatures  sonias   Jan-01-06 03:52 PM   #12 
  - Kick. n/t  quiet.american   Jan-01-06 01:34 PM   #5 
  - If Gary Does Not Gain Ballot Access.....  moonmajick   Jan-01-06 02:29 PM   #9 
  - I'm on my way to visit my family  MagickMuffin   Jan-01-06 02:47 PM   #10 
  - kick n/t  preciousdove   Jan-01-06 03:29 PM   #11 
  - He made it!  PDittie   Jan-01-06 05:29 PM   #14 
     - I'm proud of us too  sonias   Jan-01-06 08:51 PM   #15