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
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