From my e-mail box comes the Paula Hawks campaign latest lazy effort at raising money for her campaign:
From: Zach Nistler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: January 28, 2016 at 7:21:27 PM CST
Subject: do you know?
(REDACTED), do you know what $10,000 by January 31st will mean for Paula’s campaign?
It will mean we can truly begin to make way for progress in South Dakota. We all know
what we need to do–improve our education system, stop corruption in government, and strengthen our economy. Now it’s a matter of making sure we have the resources to get that message out, and that $10,000 will mean that our campaign starts this election year off as the clear choice for South Dakota.
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Thanks for stepping up!
Kind of just lays there like road kill, doesn’t it? It’s plagued by the same problems all of Hawks’ fundraising efforts have had to date. Did I say ‘fundraising letters?’ I meant ‘all campaign communications.’ They’re just awful.
Hawks is going to have to show her cards in the next few days as to how dire her campaign coffers are, $10,000 monthly campaign fundraising gimmick or not, as the end of year report should be coming out any day now.
In contrast, while we wait to see if Hawks raised somewhere between $5000 to $40,000, I just received word that South Dakota’s Congresswoman Kristi Noem is going to be posting a report with about $1.5 Million cash on hand.
So, after paying for staff, consulting, postage, and the always welcome ad on South Dakota War College; she has $1.5 million in the bank to run for office, and point out the very, very liberal record of Paula Hawks.
In the face of Hawks’ e-mail begging for 10k, I think that qualifies as a mic drop for Noem. Boom.