I got this in my inbox. One of our candidates, Bert Sargent, is running for Colorado’s Third Congressional District… and it looks like he should be getting into the debates. Here’s the press release in its entirety, since I can’t find it posted on the internets anywhere.
Persistence pays off!
As most of you know, I am serving as campaign manager for Bert Sargent, LP candidate for 3rd Congressional district (western Colorado).
Bert was initially barred from the “real” debates with John Salazar (D””incumbent) and Scott Tipton (R””challenger) at Club 20 (the smoke filled back room powers that be lobbying group of western Colorado) John Salazar made it plain when I asked him in person that he would ONLY debate at Club 20, and that he “had no control over who could participate” (oh, sure). The executive director of Club 20 initially told us “only Democrats and Republicans”
But persistence pays off. I emailed and called the executive director repeatedly until he relented.
Bert is confirmed to be a debate participant on September 9th.
This is what the LP has been striving for for a LONG time! This is a congressional debate with the R’s and D’s.
There will be no other debates in western Colorado for state or federal level other than those put on by Club 20. There will be major media there, as well (Club 20, like them or not, are quite powerful). If Club 20 legitimizes our candidate, through acceptance to the debates—something they have NEVER done before—then so will the media. Now the catch (of course). Club 20 requires a $500 donation from each participant in the debates to cover the costs of the debate (they will also sell 1100 tickets to the event, which will be snapped up since there are no other debates). Each participant will also receive 100 tickets to sell or give away.
We need your help!! This not just about our candidate, it is about the foot in the door for the LP. We need $500 by the end of august for the LP to break into the debates with “the big boys”. Even a couple of dollars will make a difference!
Please help us take our Party to the next level.
Contributions of ANY amount accepted, and can be accepted from anywhere in the U.S. and for those who contribute and would like to attend, we will give you a ticket.
Please send contributions to:
Sargent for Congress
P.O. Box 1115
Cedaredge, CO 81413
Or call me at 970-234-8056
To those of you have already contributed, THANK YOU, and please consider just a little more!