Jennifer Brunner Announces She Won’t Run TV Ads
And encourages her supporters to write letters to the editor. She even includes handy talking points!
Here is her latest email to supporters. Is she right about TV ads?
Televising our way to victory is not the way to win campaigns anymore. You can watch a TV ad, and it might look nice, sound good and leave you with a decent feeling about someone, but you don’t really trust what you see.
When President Obama changed the course of political campaigns in 2008, I became excited about the future of political participation. The diversity of people who were involved in his campaign for the first time in their lives boded well for the future of our government. These enthusiastic campaign workers would become tomorrow’s candidates and elected leaders. I thought, finally, our government would start to look more like us–with more people of a variety of ages, races, nationalities, gender and orientation stepping up to lead–because they believed they could. I want to fuel that belief, and I believe you do, too.
Winning our grassroots campaign will shatter conventional wisdom and bolster a democratic process that has been shaken by the influences of money, machine politics and special interests that want to control our country and our lives.
Our win on May 4th is as much a win for tomorrow’s candidates as it is for our supporters. We believe we can win in a better way with a campaign focused on issues and ideas that matter to people at the center of their lives, because I have been on the ground, spending time with and listening to Ohioans, rather than polling what to say, how to say it and when to say it.
Will you pass on our message? Just forward this email with a small note of your own to your contact list, and ask them to pass it on if they agree with you. Ask them to take a look at my website: http://www.jenniferbrunner.com. You can add some points from below if you want, but let them know where you stand on this race and ask them to do the same with their friends and acquaintances. Thank you for your support. It means so much to me and to our plans for doing great things for the people of Ohio.
Ohio Secretary of State and
Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
P.S. – Want some thoughts on things you can specifically say to gather support? You can even do a letter to the editor. Here are some points you can copy and paste right into your email:
I’m proud to support Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the May 4th primary election to be the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate open seat now held by retiring Sen. George Voinovich. I’m sending you this short note to explain why and ask that you join me.
Jennifer Brunner loves Ohio and she has dedicated herself to public service. She will be a great Senator for the people of Ohio. She has impressive plans for helping to develop clean energy industries and rebuild our infrastructure to bring jobs to Ohio. Her urban agenda will help revitalize our great cities.
She is an outspoken advocate for making health care available and affordable for everyone, and she is a staunch defender of women’s rights to reproductive health services. She has vowed to stand up to Wall Street banks and financial institutions and understands that if we put people first, we’ll make our economy grow faster and improve the quality of life in our country. She has called for reforming the student loan program to make access more affordable to more students, and she has called for allowing people on unemployment to work part-time work without terminating their unemployment benefits. Her strong support for progressive ideals has earned her the endorsement of Democracy for America, national women’s organizations such as NOW, Feminist Majority, and Women’s Campaign Forum, and of all Stonewall Democrats organizations in Ohio.
Jennifer Brunner has an outstanding record of achievement as Secretary of State. She was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2008, the highest honor an elected official can receive, for her success in protecting our votes. She will be the first woman to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.
Please join me in supporting Jennifer Brunner by forwarding this message to your email contacts, by volunteering