Believe it or not, the 2015 campaign season is underway. This election cycle presents new challenges and could, quite possibly, be the hardest and, yes, most expensive campaign we've ever run. Planning, advertising, visiting all take hard work and, regrettably, money. The most unpleasant aspect of running a political campaign in this day and age is having to solicit from friends and supporters in order to pay the bills. In the 2007 campaign, we spent just over $100,000 in three elections (primary, runoff and general) and the upcoming campaign could be more expensive than that. In 2015, we will be reaching into new areas, making new contacts and trying to get our message out to a different constituency.
I would like to take this opportunity to again ask for your support. We have seen over the last few years how the most successful campaigns are not those funded by a few multi-thousand dollar contributions but those funded by thousands of small contributions. I would deeply appreciate any gift that you would be able to make.
As we lay the groundwork for next year, my goal is to have a campaign that is majority funded by small, local contributions, not by a few big companies and rich donors. I want to rely on friends, neighbors and constituents and other small contributors to be the base of my campaign financing. For example, I have nearly 5,000 Facebook friends and followers. If, assuming 3,000 of them are active, local friends with an interest in our campaign and half of those (1,500) contributed and average of $10 each, we could quickly raise $15,000. Imagine the statement that would send to the big money power brokers in Jackson and beyond!
Please give it some thought and prayer and, if you see fit, go to our contribution page and make a small donation. I can assure you that it will it will be put to good use and you can be real 'stockholder' in our reelection campaign. We can accept your mail-in contribution <click here for mail-in form> or you can contribute securely online through PayPal <click here>. In either case, please know that your contribution will be put to good use and that my family and I deeply appreciate your help. As always, if I can be of assistance in any way, you can contact me cell phone at 662-224-4126 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your support and your friendship,