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    State Representative

    I have the Speaker of the house's blessing and the majority fund behind me. Should I run?



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    YES... This is how a career in politics starts. You need to run for local office and prove yourself to the people. Then you can move up the chain so to speak to Congress or the Senate especially as you improve your name recognition and gain a following. If you look at the senators and congressmen they have all been state rep's/mayors or whatever.

    Nancy Mace is a state rep now she is running for Congress and leading her race. Massie was a county executive for 2 years before moving up and running for Congress. Amash also a state rep. We have had tremendous success with this strategy and I wish we would do more.

    This is the way to start.
    Last edited by Warlord; 01-22-2020 at 09:49 AM.

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    Thanks man. Have helped a few campaigns on the local level. Just guys who put in the time and knocked doors non stop and they made it happen with the odds against them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    Thanks man. Have helped a few campaigns on the local level. Just guys who put in the time and knocked doors non stop and they made it happen with the odds against them
    AMASH was also a state rep in MI. If you can make it as a state rep you can end up running for higher offices.

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    It's a huge suburb. Held by a dem incumbent. He's been the pharmacist in town for 30 plus years. No one ran in 2018 against him. I just feel someone should atleast challenge him especially going into a presidential year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    It's a huge suburb. Held by a dem incumbent. He's been the pharmacist in town for 30 plus years. No one ran in 2018 against him. I just feel someone should atleast challenge him especially going into a presidential year

    It's tough to beat an incumbent, especially one of 30 years!

    We do better in an open seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    I have the Speaker of the house's blessing and the majority fund behind me. Should I run?
    Aside from personal considerations the answer is absolutely YES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Aside from personal considerations the answer is absolutely YES.
    Are there people on here that can help? Maybe in websites or social media?

    I'm tired of sitting back and seeing conservatism/libertarianism and my country completely destroyed by both parties



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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    Are there people on here that can help? Maybe in websites or social media?

    I'm tired of sitting back and seeing conservatism/libertarianism and my country completely destroyed by both parties
    I don't know, I can spread the word of your run on Free Republic and some other places I go but we don't seem to get much activism around here anymore.

    Keep us updated and hopefully you'll get some help.
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Do you guys have any palm card ideas?

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    I'll let you know if I think of anything.

    What are your opponent's weaknesses?

    Studies have shown that contrast works better than pure promotion or attack.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    It's a huge suburb. Held by a dem incumbent. He's been the pharmacist in town for 30 plus years. No one ran in 2018 against him. I just feel someone should atleast challenge him especially going into a presidential year
    That's pretty wild that no one would run against him, is there a conservative base in the
    community?

    You'd likely need to be a Republican to get any attention at all, stand on a platform of Lowering Taxes,
    eliminating Primary Residence Rent/tax to the govt, importance of the 1st and second amendments....
    drum up some really hard hitting memes, not just
    stuff like more jobs , equal rights bs........
    :shrugs:

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    Of course you should give it a shot, so long as it doesn't put you and yours out on
    the streets financially....

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    Yeah he is catholic and prolife but a dem through and through. A Republican held the seat until 2012. Our state senator is a Republican very conservative/libertarian

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    Yeah he is catholic and prolife but a dem through and through. A Republican held the seat until 2012. Our state senator is a Republican very conservative/libertarian
    School choice/local control of schools.
    Voter ID
    Reduced regulation

    Are all possible issues
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Got my signatures yesterday! Signed up on facebook and mailchimp. Filing is Feb 24- march 13th I believe. I just need to fill out an affidavit and the GOP will send it in for me!



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    Anybody know how to do facebook or websites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    Anybody know how to do facebook or websites?
    @ATruepatriot can make websites.

    I'll try to get him to come talk to you.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Thanks man! I appreciate all the help I can get

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    I won my primary
    Congrats!
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    Just looked at the results, congrats! Looks like there was about 2x as many votes in the dem primary than the gop primary. Is this seat winnable?



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    A lot of independents. A lot of people have moved in and out of the district. The seat was held by a republican until 2013. A lot of people think my opponent is a "republican". He is a moderate Democrat but usually goes along party line

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    A lot of independents. A lot of people have moved in and out of the district. The seat was held by a republican until 2013. A lot of people think my opponent is a "republican". He is a moderate Democrat but usually goes along party line

    Well good luck to you and thank you for investing your time and energy into running this race!
    just me

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    Bump

    Now that Brakey is done, let's get local candidates elected to the state houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    Bump

    Now that Brakey is done, let's get local candidates elected to the state houses.
    I think I remember you saying you had contacted young Americans for liberty at some point and they wouldn't make a commitment for some reason or another..... Well I would reach out again since you won the primary because they utilize "operation win at the door" which is basically a grassroots student team that knocks doors and phonecalls on your behalf and they have a solid record of winning state legislative seats.

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    That would mean a lot. Operation win at the door I have applauded since they first started it.

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