Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Wednesday News Round-Up
- MyDD is all over the campaign today: Lieberman refuses to be interviewed by Jonathan Singer (what else is new, just more of "talk to the hand Joe"), and Chris Bowers posts a recap of his day spent with the campaign earlier this week. Short version? He's psyched:
At the event that night, and during the car ride back to Meriden, one thought kept going through my mind: this is it. This is what I believe. This is the candidate for me. This is a campaign for me. Even though Ned has already given $300K of his own money to this campaign, it is still being fueled by the sort of grassroots politics that I uphold as an ideal.
- More crap from Joe: in addition to his perplexing mailer attacking Ned for being too fiscally conservative back in the early '90s, it seems "Friends of Joe Lieberman" is also sending out a questionable faux-personal letter to delegates attacking Ned which is signed by a New Britain Lieberman supporter.
- Good news out of the DTC meetings last night: Ned got a very warm reception at both the North Haven and Middlebury DTCs, the latter voting to endorse him and give him all three of their delegates. Town by town, this is building.
- Fundraising update: the campaign is over halfway towards its goal of $125,000 for going on the air with TV ads, and is almost at $200,000 via ActBlue alone. Meanwhile, Dan Savage has pledged [NSFW, as always with Dan] to donate over $3,000 in profits from his ITMFA campaign to Ned.
Very nice guy Dan Savage. As funny in person as you'd expect and approachable in ways most celebrities are not. Send him a thanks at
The J-I reports on Lamont's spending and debt. Frankly, I find their huge expenditures for consultants and databases to be incomprehensible. They've got to rein it in if they are serious about winning.
The campaign is going to be expensive no matter what they do. A lot of that money was spent on establishing the groundwork needed to get off to a credible start. They know what they have to do and now it's a matter of doing it.Post a Comment