Lessons from Bernie

David Kelso | June 30, 2016

Many of you know that before taking this position with the Kim Weaver campaign, I spent almost ten months working on the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders. It was an incredible experience, I met amazing people, and I got to see parts of the country that I’d never seen before.

There are many, many lessons I took from that experience. I plan on applying them to the effort of sending Kim Weaver to the House of Representatives. We need to be careful not to take the wrong lessons from Bernie’s campaign, though. For example…

Yes, Bernie taught us that you don’t need Big Money to mount an effective campaign. No, Bernie did not teach us that you don’t need money. Because the fact is, you do.


However, back to lesson number one. We don’t need Huge Checks to make this work. We just need a lot of people to say, “Yes, I want Kim Weaver to replace Steve King, and while I don’t have much, I’ll give what I can.”

If this appeal feels a little different from some others that have been clogging your inbox this week, it’s because I’m as sick of the Chicken Little “The sky is falling!” emails as you are. We’re not going to do that. And this is only the third appeal we’ve sent all week. If you’ve already donated to this cause, thank you! If you haven’t yet, we hope you’ll seriously consider chipping in what you can to help us arm our volunteers with literature and reach voters with some online and radio ads. We consider our cause important and worthy. We hope you do, too.

Thanks for listening. Here’s to champagne corks popping on the evening of November 8th.



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