Lots of news to share this week.
First is the main event, I pulled papers to begin registering as a candidate for this position. I need to get a combination of 2000 signatures and $1740 to qualify, and I need to do it by February 7.
While I have some core donors ready to help with the cash, I’m also running a very lean campaign. And each signature reduces my fee by almost a dollar. So if you want to help collect signatures to lower the cost, or sign the petition yourself, drop me a note. Signatories must be registered to vote in the 37th district.
And on the subject of fundraising, I filed a complaint with the FEC against Crowdpac. They are acting like a Democrat PAC and not an impartial organization, as required by their Corporation B charter. All the candidates they promote are Democrats – they literally promote a “Project Witch Hunt” which pushes witch hunts against Republican officials. They are indistinguishable from ActBlue, which is a registered PAC.
I’ve talked with a few other Republican candidates who chimed in and allowed me to add them to the complaint letter. I will let you know more about this once I hear back from the FEC. But for me this means fundraising is suspended momentarily while I switch to Anedot. If you’ve pledged money on Crowdpac, chances are I will not draw on that pledge, but I’ll let you know about that soon enough.