So what am I doing with that money? My campaign budget calls for $450 for campaign literature and $160 for the democratic voter database. That costs $610 total, leaving me with $30 left over.
I’ve already put in $63.19 myself on things like filing, candidate school, postage, and envelopes. I still want to get a name tag made up, which I’ve already contacted the printer about, and then I’ve got about everything I need to start knocking on doors.
Mainly I’m waiting on my bank account to go through, which won’t happen until next week. Once that’s activated I’ll pay for things. I may be able to get the printing done beforehand and then just pay the invoice later next week. And then there’s new campaign photos.
Jeez, there’s a lot of stuff involved in getting elected.
In the 2012 general election 3,472 votes were cast for the democrat and 2,468 were cast for the republican, for a total of 5,940 votes.
In the 2012 primary there were 436 votes cast for one democrat, 728 for the other, and 778 for the republican, for a total of 1,942 votes cast.
Now, I’ve got a primary challenger in this election, so that means I’ll need to get around 700 votes or so to beat him. And you’ve also got to consider that this is an off-year election, and chances are good turn-out will be lower.
However, the crowded republican primary field for US House could mean more people will turn out. Could some vote for a democrat that knocked on their door and made an impression?
I guess that’s why I have lists of independent voters, of which there are many in my district. I’ll have to target them, and I have a feeling health care will be a main issue concerning many of them.
I’m paying the penalty this year and just hoping those legislators in Helena approve the state getting that federal money, something they voted against last time.
With that federal money lots of poor people like me could get health care at a price that might just be affordable. I still have my doubts, but jeez, health care costs paid by the feds for the next 2 years and then 90% paid on the 3rd?
It just seems like a no-brainer to accept that money to make your life better.