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Xenophage
01-29-2012, 02:42 PM
http://libertyrevolution.chipin.com/alaskans-for-ron-paul

The Alaska GOP State Central Committee has raised the price to become a delegate to the state convention this year dramatically. In 2008 my dad sponsored several people who otherwise couldn't have attended, and we had 105 Ron Paul delegates go to the state convention. It wasn't enough, but it was a sizable presence. This time around the price is so high my dad can't hardly sponsor anybody.

It will cost $250 per person to go to the state convention. Without these funds we will be seriously short on delegates - not for lack of votes or caucus-goers but for lack of money. The Alaska GOP is notoriously hateful towards Ron Paul and will do whatever they can to block him in the State - so we need to overwhelm with delegates.

This is my dad's ChipIn page. Please help if you can.

If you want to win Alaska, this is ESSENTIAL

http://libertyrevolution.chipin.com/alaskans-for-ron-paul

A message from my dad about the ChipIn and the funds:

I am the one collecting money on the chip-in and I will attempt to match the funds contributed to the best of my ability (which is not a whole lot at the moment unless I withdraw some savings). My spouse and I were delegate/delegate-alternates to the national convention last time, and the entire election set us back more than $8,000, which was a big sacrifice, but since I first contributed to Ron Paul's congressional campaign back in the 1970's when I read about him in a hard money newsletter, I have had no politician who truly represented me as well as Ron Paul does.

We are off to a rocky and late start here in Alaska as everyone seems to feel broke and hesitant to jump into the fray this time. Your help with this chip-in, no matter how modest, will be greatly appreciated and will not be spent frivolously. If we spend money on something of questionable value, I will spend my own money. If you are unable to help in this Alaska chip-in, thank you for your support for Ron Paul in anyway you can help!

I will itemize expenditures from this chip-in and make them available after the completion of the Alaska republican convention.

Dave McGraw - Wasilla, AK

Paulatized
01-29-2012, 02:47 PM
Will chipin next week when I get paid.

eduardo89
01-29-2012, 03:10 PM
I'm curious, can the campaign not help with these things?

+rep to you and your dad btw

mmadness
01-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Alaska had 5 Ron Paul delegates to the RNC in 2008!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdmPA9ujfv0

kusok
01-29-2012, 09:52 PM
105 delegates times $250 is $26'250... Hold on, let me get my credit card.


ok, seriously, I will chip in, but please tell me campaign will do this, isn't this THE most important thing? Delegates?

mmadness
01-30-2012, 08:23 PM
bump

Paulatized
01-31-2012, 08:42 PM
ChipIn Event Title: Alaskans for Ron Paul
ChipIn Event Organizer: Liberty Revolution
Contribution Amount: $50.00
Contribution Date: February 1, 2012 2:36 AM

Oddone
01-31-2012, 08:44 PM
105 delegates times $250 is $26'250... Hold on, let me get my credit card.


ok, seriously, I will chip in, but please tell me campaign will do this, isn't this THE most important thing? Delegates?

Can the campaign get involved with paying for stuff like this? Why on earth does Alaska charge $250 to be a delegate?

alucard13mmfmj
01-31-2012, 08:47 PM
Does Sarah Palin still have a lot of weight in Alaska?

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 03:42 AM
ChipIn Event Title: Alaskans for Ron Paul
ChipIn Event Organizer: Liberty Revolution
Contribution Amount: $50.00
Contribution Date: February 1, 2012 2:36 AM

Thank you!

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 03:43 AM
105 delegates times $250 is $26'250... Hold on, let me get my credit card.


ok, seriously, I will chip in, but please tell me campaign will do this, isn't this THE most important thing? Delegates?

Chris McGraw
forum members want to know why the campaign can't help with delegate costs

about a minute agoDavid McGraw
I will contact them.
They were contacted last time and didn't help. 4years ago.
Mayb now that the costs are so high they will help.

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 03:44 AM
Does Sarah Palin still have a lot of weight in Alaska?

Yes.

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 03:45 AM
Alaska had 5 Ron Paul delegates to the RNC in 2008!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdmPA9ujfv0

They screwed us at the state convention on national delegates last time.

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 11:04 AM
bump

brandon
02-01-2012, 11:06 AM
When is your caucus/primary? You may be jumping the gun. The campaign is much more focused on delegates this time around and will probably help out in some way.

tsai3904
02-01-2012, 11:12 AM
When is your caucus/primary? You may be jumping the gun. The campaign is much more focused on delegates this time around and will probably help out in some way.

The caucus is on March 6. If the campaign plans to help out, then any money we donate for this specific project is money the campaign can save and spend on other things.

captainelectron
02-01-2012, 11:46 AM
I am the one collecting money on the chip-in and I will attempt to match the funds contributed to the best of my ability (which is not a whole lot at the moment unless I withdraw some savings). My spouse and I were delegate/delegate-alternates to the national convention last time, and the entire election set us back more than $8,000, which was a big sacrifice, but since I first contributed to Ron Paul's congressional campaign back in the 1970's when I read about him in a hard money newsletter, I have had no politician who truly represented me as well as Ron Paul does.

We are off to a rocky and late start here in Alaska as everyone seems to feel broke and hesitant to jump into the fray this time. Your help with this chip-in, no matter how modest, will be greatly appreciated and will not be spent frivolously. If we spend money on something of questionable value, I will spend my own money. If you are unable to help in this Alaska chip-in, thank you for your support for Ron Paul in anyway you can help!

I will itemize expenditures from this chip-in and make them available after the completion of the Alaska republican convention.

Dave McGraw - Wasilla, AK

captainelectron
02-01-2012, 11:51 AM
I think Alaskans are sick of Palin, but maybe it is mostly just me.

captainelectron
02-01-2012, 11:59 AM
They screwed us at the state convention on national delegates last time.

McCain only got 3 delegates based on the results of our Super Tuesday Presidential preference poll, but the republican leadership gave all of the other candidates' delegates to McCain and nothing to Paul. So think of that: in the election Paul got close to twice as many votes as McCain, but in the convention, McCain had five times as many delegate votes on the convention floor. We fought tooth and nail just to keep those five delegate votes BTW.

captainelectron
02-01-2012, 12:03 PM
Our goal this time is at least 10 delegates, but we are in it to win it. :)

Xenophage
02-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Double the delegates, double the fun? :)

captainelectron
02-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Can the campaign get involved with paying for stuff like this? Why on earth does Alaska charge $250 to be a delegate?

They raised the convention fees because we scared the pants off of them four years ago. They know we have a mostly younger group that has a hard time paying for things. We had people opening their homes as a crash pad and delegates eating sack lunches while the establishment rhinos had 4-star accommodations and the best dining in Anchorage. The Paul delegates were a force to be reckoned with however. We developed a theory that if you eat stale sandwiches and sleep on the floor you'll be a lot louder in the next voice vote!

tsai3904
02-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Do you know if there is a deadline to register to vote or to register as a Republican? I have heard that you can register AT the convention on March 6. Can you confirm this?

mmadness
02-03-2012, 01:26 AM
bump

mmadness
02-04-2012, 04:54 AM
bump

MichaelD
02-04-2012, 08:11 AM
I am not sure I understand the process, how do I know that the money is going to pay for committed Ron Paul delegates?

If you can prove that they are Ron Paul delegates and the campaign will not pay, I will pay for this.

CJLauderdale4
02-04-2012, 08:12 AM
As cold as it is in Alaska, we should win that state hands down!!

mmadness
02-05-2012, 01:38 PM
bump

Xenophage
02-08-2012, 12:33 AM
BUMP!

If you want to win a state, Alaska is one of the best shots we've got. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

mmadness
02-08-2012, 03:11 AM
http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/8/2833bbf6-e6cd-4cd2-8677-bccf0829dc2f.jpg

Miles Dunn
02-17-2012, 09:12 PM
bump

VegasPatriot
02-17-2012, 10:11 PM
How many total delegates are expected at the state convention? It is important to have a majority of RP delegates at the state convention then it is possible to get far more than 10 delegates... maybe all or most of the delegates. Has anyone contacted the official campaign? If not the official campaign how about RevPac? This appears to be a perfect situation for RevPac to step in, donate enough to ensure RP has a majority at the state convention.

Xenophage
02-17-2012, 11:12 PM
How many total delegates are expected at the state convention? It is important to have a majority of RP delegates at the state convention then it is possible to get far more than 10 delegates... maybe all or most of the delegates. Has anyone contacted the official campaign? If not the official campaign how about RevPac? This appears to be a perfect situation for RevPac to step in, donate enough to ensure RP has a majority at the state convention.

I will recommend to my contacts in Alaska that they try to get in touch with RevPac.

Last time the state convention had something close to 350 delegates (I'm not sure of the exact number). There were 105 Ron Paul delegates to State, including myself, my mother and my father.

Xenophage
02-17-2012, 11:16 PM
I am not sure I understand the process, how do I know that the money is going to pay for committed Ron Paul delegates?

If you can prove that they are Ron Paul delegates and the campaign will not pay, I will pay for this.

I'm not sure how to offer proof, but please read what my father wrote earlier in this thread:

I am the one collecting money on the chip-in and I will attempt to match the funds contributed to the best of my ability (which is not a whole lot at the moment unless I withdraw some savings). My spouse and I were delegate/delegate-alternates to the national convention last time, and the entire election set us back more than $8,000, which was a big sacrifice, but since I first contributed to Ron Paul's congressional campaign back in the 1970's when I read about him in a hard money newsletter, I have had no politician who truly represented me as well as Ron Paul does.

We are off to a rocky and late start here in Alaska as everyone seems to feel broke and hesitant to jump into the fray this time. Your help with this chip-in, no matter how modest, will be greatly appreciated and will not be spent frivolously. If we spend money on something of questionable value, I will spend my own money. If you are unable to help in this Alaska chip-in, thank you for your support for Ron Paul in anyway you can help!

I will itemize expenditures from this chip-in and make them available after the completion of the Alaska republican convention.

Dave McGraw - Wasilla, AK

mmadness
02-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Bump

Highstreet
02-19-2012, 10:11 PM
I am not sure I understand the process, how do I know that the money is going to pay for committed Ron Paul delegates?

If you can prove that they are Ron Paul delegates and the campaign will not pay, I will pay for this.

Whomever is in charge of this chip in, PM this member!!!

captainelectron
03-06-2012, 05:13 AM
I am in charge of this chip-in and it has already been spent many times over. I have committed to sponsoring up to five delegates to the state convention at $250 each. I planned to have money for radio spots, etc., but have spent quit a bit on signage, and printing fees. For example, I printed 1000 copies of this document: http://www.davemcgraw.com/RonPaul/OneMoreThing.pdf and I printed 500 copies of this document: http://www.davemcgraw.com/RonPaul/ExitPollFlyer.pdf. Also I have procured quite a few signs since the national campaign had none for us, and on Mack rd that is a small non-populated road that leads the the local polling place for four of our Mat-Su Valley districts, I have provided signs and material to a young local volunteer to make a "presentation" to voters that make the short drive along the unpopulated road to the polling place. I have been intermittently s******ing at what will happen tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 O'clock when the Presidential Preference Poll opens and people drive through a stately row of Ron Paul monuments to get there.

Since I might be in Anchorage on the radio at that time, I want pictures or a youtube of the drive! LOL!. We do what we can, but in this case I must admit it is so funny!

captainelectron
03-06-2012, 05:27 AM
I am not looking for more money and the chip-in will close. We are pushing for people to get themselves elected to state as delegates-- even if the cannot afford the $250 delegate fee. It may turn out that we will need some help form the rest of the USA to create dominance at the Alaska state convention, and the only way to accomplish that may be to have each delegate with monetary issues start an individual chipin.