I have received a few nice emails and messages over the last few weeks. Yesterday I received one that was slightly less than nice. But again, I feel these may be questions others have, so I am happy to repost them on here with my response. Hopefully this will help answer some of your own questions. Oh, and I am pretty sure while all three of us would like her vote, I think we all agree she should keep her husband. Haha!
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE SEEN SOME INFORMATION ON YOU IN THE VOTER PAMPHLET. HOW DO ANY OF THE 3 OF YOU EXPECT TO GET ELECTED? NONE OF YOU WILL GET MY VOTE OR MY HUSBAND. IF YOU ‘REALLY’ WANTED THE JOB, YOU WOULD HAVE POSTED INFORMATION ON YOURSELF.
Thank you for your email. I would like to give you a little background on me as well as the voter’s pamphlet. First, I have chosen to self fund my campaign. I don’t believe money has a place in politics and I don’t like people having influence. In order to stay under the Federal Election Guidelines and Rules, I can only spend $5000 the entire election. So far my investment is around $800. That being said, in order to put a candidate’s statement in the voter’s pamphlet, a candidate must either collect 300 signatures of pay $2500. I attempted to get the 300 signatures in the limited time the state allows and was successful, but the state denied my petition stating they did not have enough time to validate them. They were quick to offer the cash payment option however, which makes me think they are either anti-Republican or motivated by money. Either way, I declined their request. While I am sorry you were unable to get the information you needed to make an educated decision about this race, know it was not due to laziness or a lack of effort. I do have a website at http://www.heinrichfororegon.org which has been up and running for the last seven months. You can find me on facebook at Brian Heinrich for US Congress. I am also on twitter. Again, I apologize for the lack of information, but you are more than welcome to check out my online information, email me with specific questions, or call me at (503) 307-0139 if you are so inclined. Maybe through some dialogue I can convince you that I am the best candidate to represent you and your husband in Washington DC.