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Call to Arms! Capt. Eric Dickerson, USMC for Indiana's 7th Congressional District
http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com ^

Posted on 10/26/2006 10:17:33 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone

This is a call to arms for anyone who really cares about their country and wants to help keep the GOP in charge in Congress. I am a volunteer for Capt. Eric Dickerson, USMC (no longer active duty) and after a successful career as a businessman and a VP for Public Relations for General Motors, and then an award winning Buick dealer in Indianapolis he is now wanting to answer the call of his country just like he did many years before when he became joined the United States Marine Corps. He is running for Congress.

The 7th Congressional District of Indiana is long held by moderate to liberal Democrats and its territory is the inner city of Indianapolis. The current congressperson is ultra-extreme-liberal Julia Carson. Among the positions she supports is allowing full term babies that were supposed to be aborted, to die after birth. In 10 years of Congress she has only introduced 43 bills. She blames the GOP for her inability to introduce legislation. However her predecessor, Andy Jacobs, introduced 50 bills in his FINAL TERM under GOP control with Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Eric has a slogan which is word play on the United Negro College Fund slogan - "Because a seat in Congress is a terrible thing to waste!". And what Indiana has endured for the past 10 years is literally "Taxation without Representation".

The mainstream media has ignored this race. They call it a "safe democrat" seat, and the national parties have other races to concern themselves with such as IN-02, IN-08 and IN-09. So we are doing this campaign our way, and we're getting our support from the people. When the GOP candidate goes from 20 points down to 5 points down or 3 points ahead depending upon the pollster, it's not so safe. But the fight is not over. You Marines reading this know the story - your company has 500 Marines and you're surrounded by 5000 enemy troops. You know what a Marine would call that? a fair fight! That's what we're doing. We're just a couple hundred volunteers with about two dozen of us daily "hardcore" volunteers. We have no paid campaign manager. We don't need one we have a Marine Captain leading the charge. We don't have an office. Don't need one the campaign is renting an RV and taking the campaign to the people! But any support given will go to the campaign and will further enhance our victory on November 7th!

There are two blogs which provide coverage of this race: One is a pro-gay site but if you can hold your nose past the gay rhetoric he is very much an Eric Dickerson supporter - Advance Indiana and my own blog of anything right wing political The BOFH Chronicles.

If you're in Indiana we can use your help on Election Day. If you are not able or don't live in Indiana and just want to donate we have a website you can donate through paypal (account not required) at THIS WEBSITE or you can send to P. O. Box 90294, Indianapolis, IN 46290

I'll be around to give updates to the campaign for the next two weeks. If you want more information I've dug up you can visit my blog mentioned above and see the results of some of my research into our pathetic excuse for a congressperson. She must be neutralized! We CANNOT let the liberals take charge. This is our battle, and fighting we are!

HOOAH!


TOPICS: Indiana; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2006; 7th; congress; election; elections; indiana; indianapolis; usmc

1 posted on 10/26/2006 10:17:35 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone
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To: Sir Hailstone

Put me on the Ping list, please...

Not Available this weekend, but could help out next week!


2 posted on 10/26/2006 10:20:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Am busy working my district....Have you posted this on the Indiana thread? I'll Post a link to it there for you.


3 posted on 10/26/2006 10:24:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

OK, so this is not the former Indy Colt Eric Dickerson.


4 posted on 10/26/2006 10:24:16 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

No. He's the auto dealer. But if someone wants to think he's the former Colts player we'll take his vote :-)


5 posted on 10/26/2006 10:28:58 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone
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To: hoosiermama

No. Please do that thanks I'm new here


6 posted on 10/26/2006 10:29:32 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone
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To: Sir Hailstone; Miss Marple; Republic; hoosierpearl; Sidebar Moderator

Is there is list of Hoosier freepers that we could ping to this thread?


7 posted on 10/26/2006 10:35:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

You have freep mail.


8 posted on 10/26/2006 10:38:01 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

From his website:

"Like Colin Powell and others with a military background, I oppose the war in Iraq. American military personnel are being asked to perform a mission they are not trained for. America's armed forces were trained to seek and destroy the enemy and move on. They are not trained to be the world's police officers, nor should they. The United States should NOT cut and run. I think political and military leaders should accelerate training program for Iraqi citizens and soldiers, even training them at bases outside their country. And for every Iraqi soldier trained and deployed, one American soldier should come home. It's that simple. We can not fight someone else's fight. All we can do is to put them in a position to determine their own future.

The other problem I see with the war in Iraq is that it has distracted our nation's leaders from real terrorist threats and our preparedness. Hurricane Katrina pointed this out all too clearly."

He apparently is closer to a Powell Republican, than a Rumsfeld Republican, or Bush, or even McCain, as far as Iraq is concerned.


9 posted on 10/26/2006 10:48:15 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Clintonfatigued

FYI

To read and pass along.


10 posted on 10/26/2006 10:55:33 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: opus86; oblomov

Here's a way you can help Dickerson win!


11 posted on 10/26/2006 11:02:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: truth_seeker

That's a hell of a lot closer to a reasonable position, than the absolute racist moonbat he'd replace...

Many folks I know in the district are excited at having a real chance to get rid of her....

The Voter ID Law should go a long way to achieving that...


12 posted on 10/26/2006 11:03:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: tcrlaf; nascarnation; sausageseller

IMO all republican from the state will have a better chance of winning with the voter ID in place. However, I do believe that Carson will be particularly damaged by it's enforcement.


13 posted on 10/26/2006 11:09:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: hoosiermama

I think the Voter ID Bill will have big positive effects on Chocola in South Bend, Sodrel in the South, but most especially for Dickerson in Indy...

After the stories my Black Republican friends told me about thier voting experiences in 2004, I'm absolutely jumping for joy over this law...


14 posted on 10/26/2006 11:19:22 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Oh, he's a car dealer now? In Indy?


15 posted on 10/27/2006 12:02:11 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: tcrlaf; Sir Hailstone
The problem IMO will be having the republican personnel in the precincts. There MUST be volunteers (Judges in particular) in place to enforce the laws. I hope that the precinct committee people have everyone signed up and well trained.
16 posted on 10/27/2006 12:31:29 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: scrabblehack

this is NOT the former football player
he is a former GM engineer who opened a Buick dealer in Indy
running against a woman who is only in Congress to get the glorious medical benefits that they are entitled to

his opponent Julia Carson is one of the most inept individuals I have ever witnessed - she may be functionally illiterate and often appears near comatose.


17 posted on 10/27/2006 5:20:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: united1000; wwjdn; AFreeBird; aj_foyt; manna; Cyndi_Indy

PING

This is a call to arms if you're within Marion County to mobilize and support Eric Dickerson for Indiana's 7th District of Congress.


18 posted on 10/27/2006 5:42:35 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: hoosiermama

The GOP is so happy to have Voter ID the inspectors are going to their inspector training next week and it will hit hard on voter ID and what is allowed. There's lots of rhetoric on Left Wing Hate Radio and Left Wing Hate Media that says stuff like military ID's are invalid and such. That is incorrect. An expiration date of "indefinite" in consider valid.


19 posted on 10/27/2006 5:52:18 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Also picture ID from state universities IU, PU, ISU, BSU are valid. Voters may vote provisionally and bring in an ID at a later time. License branches here are open for extended hours so IDs can be obtained.


20 posted on 10/27/2006 6:41:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone
I saw this posted to my blog and it really sets the tone for what we're dealing with in the 7th:

"[I] was slightly disturbed by Congresswoman Carson's opening statement in which she said that the increase in murders in Indianapolis is because of lead-based paint in low-income housing. After that comment my mind sort of drifted and I didn't comprehend some of the rest of her statement. My wife sitting next to me told me Carson implied that the people in power intentionally used lead-based paint to ruin the lives of low-income residents. Absolutely amazing."

Julia Carson: What a racist loon!

21 posted on 10/27/2006 7:17:00 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

In coming FR mail.


22 posted on 10/27/2006 7:27:33 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

I'd say your best chance is that voters confuse you with the football player.


23 posted on 10/27/2006 7:29:30 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: James R. McClure Jr.; curmudgeonII; cicero's_son

Know any Indianpolis freeper you can ping to this thread?


24 posted on 10/27/2006 7:30:19 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

At least name recognition should be no problem!


25 posted on 10/27/2006 7:31:37 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

back atcha


26 posted on 10/27/2006 7:39:07 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Well color me stupid...I always thought Eric Dickerson the car dealer was Eric Dickerson, the former Colt! I learned something new today! :^)

(And if I still lived in Indy, I would sure be giving him my support. Carson needs to go!)


27 posted on 10/27/2006 7:58:08 AM PDT by slugbug
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To: slugbug

No that's not stupid I did when he first opened the dealership believed it was the football player. Considering for about 20 years or so Larry Bird was a majority owner of a Ford dealership in Martinsville, Indiana and you can't go anywhere in Denver without seeing one of John Elway's auto dealerships.


28 posted on 10/27/2006 8:22:02 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Thanks for the ping... I have been following this closely. Eric has my vote...... and welcome to FR, now that you have found us, hang around. You'll love the weather here.


29 posted on 10/27/2006 8:53:26 AM PDT by united1000 ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last " Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: hoosiermama; Republic; Teacher317; IN Farm Girl; defconw; Conservatish; WomanBiologist; GovGirl; ...
Ping!!

If you would like on or off this Indiana ping list please send me a Freepmail.

30 posted on 10/27/2006 9:28:05 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Earthdweller

Thanks for pinging the list....Knew someone had one, but couldn't remember who.


31 posted on 10/27/2006 9:49:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: hoosiermama

:)


32 posted on 10/27/2006 11:25:18 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Sir Hailstone
"Because a seat in Congress is a terrible thing to waste."

I love it! LOL.

33 posted on 10/27/2006 12:09:02 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: truth_seeker

too bad I'm not in this district. ANYBODY would be better than Carson. she is a disgrace on the level of Jackson-Lee in Houston and that dingbat from Atlanta. Regardless of his particular positions, the average IQ in Congress will take a big jump. Not to mention the glee from taking away one of their safe seats and one less lock-step vote.


34 posted on 10/27/2006 12:45:07 PM PDT by fnord (dachshunds with erections can't climb stairs)
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To: Sir Hailstone

I know one thing we can use from all of you that can take or have time on the 7th.

Help us at the polls to get the word out. We need folks to pass out literature at many Dem-dominated precincts. Because we really need a some crossover Dem votes to have a comfortable margin of victory in this gerrymandered district.

If you want to help on the 7th please go to the campaign website above and click on "volunteer" and indicate you want to help on Election Day.


35 posted on 10/27/2006 1:01:03 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone
CAMPAIGN UPDATE Tonight we had a community voters forum (sort of a debate but not really) where about 16 candidates for various offices appeared. The highlight of the evening though was supposed to be Julia Carson appearing in her "home" neighborhood - her childhood home is not far from this event. Julia Carson shuffled to the microphone and received a thunderous round of applause. Eric Dickerson came to the microphone and just the assembled Dickerson campaign volunteers clapped .. loud enough to get noticed!

Julia rambled on and on about how the Iraq War has ruined the economy (oh really? Dow Jones is at record highs - but thanks for trying) and social problems are caused by the current government and how she was in her home neighborhood. Eric came to the microphone and gave the assembled crowd his cell phone number, then invited anyone with questions to call him. The strong, forceful voice of Eric Dickerson resonated through the assembled crowd, compared to the weak, frail, and feeble voice of Julia Carson.

The candidates stood again for a question asked of "what do you plan to do in Washington?" and Julia responded with something that did not really pertain to the question about about too many guns and peace and universal health care. Eric then took to the microphone and in the midst of Eric getting to the microphone to deliver his responses, Julia got up and shuffled back to the microphone and said "I have two more events to go to tonight" .. at 9 PM? I didn't think so. She was overheard at the back door saying "the hell with this I want to go home". Every time Eric Dickerson came to the microphone the crowd got more and more energized by his demeanor and Julia Carson's campaign staff would drop their heads and shake their heads in disbelief. Eric got the crowd going with "I didn't live in Haughville, but I was raised in Detroit!" - and then talked about how Indianapolis is neglected and the street violence needs to stop, by getting rid of the drug trade and cleaning up addicts. Then he told about how he would support a system where after time is served, a felony could be expunged from ones record after 5 years of "perfect behavior" .. that is no run ins with the law, etc. in order to allow that individual a chance to "make a living" instead of "taking for a living". That got a standing ovation and Julia wasn't there to see it.

After that we went to Applebees and had dinner, and some folks in the restaurant yelled out "HEY! There's the next congressman for Indianapolis!" and he received a round of applause from the Applebee's patrons and even the staff!

tomorrow it starts again. Onward to victory!

Thank you Freepers for your support so far!!

36 posted on 10/27/2006 9:19:11 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone; Earthdweller
Ping the group to see Sir H's post......Almost as good as the rally for Sodrel today.....We had "W" there in his blue work shirt with his sleeve rolled up......Talk about energizing the audience. WOO HOO. Here's to victory for Dickerson and Sodrel.
37 posted on 10/28/2006 2:27:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone; Republic; Teacher317; IN Farm Girl; defconw; Conservatish; WomanBiologist; ...
Ping to post #36.

I know it's Saturday and every Indiana Freeper was probably out in the 9th district trying to get a wave in to W today.

But we all need to get behind the R in the 7th (Indianapolis)...if for no other reason then to get rid of Julia Carson.

If you would like on or off this Indiana Ping list please send me a freepmail.

38 posted on 10/28/2006 3:38:15 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Sir Hailstone
SATURDAY CAMPAIGN UPDATE

We started bright and early this morning, we visited a bookstore to attending a booksigning by a local author who wrote a biography on L. Keith Buhlen, whom many long-time "old school" Indiana GOP'ers will remember very well. We received a round of applause from the assembled GOP crowd there.

We then attended a halloween festival in the Irvington neighborhood and spent almost 2 hours there meeting and shaking hands with the assembled masses. A lone Julia Carson supporter was putting their "buttons" on little kids from her little booth table. Eric was getting lots of support from the crowd and handed out over 20 yard signs to people who would come up to him and ask for one. The response was phenominal, and this was just by walking among the crowd and not standing at a booth all day just handing out items to people who would stop by.

After lunch we then went to a small private college on the eastside of Indianapolis which was putting on a Gospel sing. Eric shook lots of hands and was received very well in what conventional logic says is an overwhelming Democratic area.

ONWARD TO VICTORY ON NOVEMBER 7TH!!

39 posted on 10/28/2006 6:44:33 PM PDT by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Sounds like you're making progress.....Congratulation! Keep up the good work!!!!

If you'd like to read my report on the 9th. I posted it on my favorite FR thread, aka the Daily Dose. (Still waiting for picture to load to SHutterfly.....Oh if we could only get something other than dial up.)

Here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1727743/posts

Dad calls it "the back yard fence" ..... America just has a VERY large back yard. Although we discuss recipes, kids, etc., we're not all women. It's posted daily and gives an account of the Presidents activities/pictures for the day.


40 posted on 10/28/2006 7:59:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Sounds like a great time. Hope it works.


41 posted on 10/29/2006 7:17:04 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Sir Hailstone

10 days to go.

Things keep looking up for this race. Julia Carson has not dropped any new bomb shells or stepped up any Radio ads and has no TV ads.

The democrats are worried that she has dropped a 20 pt lead in the polls to just 5 pts since early Sept.

Any help Eric an get - moral or any other type - the better off we will be.




42 posted on 10/29/2006 6:15:33 PM PST by jordi-b (One of many Eric volunteers here in Indy)
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To: Sir Hailstone

FYI

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1728266/posts


43 posted on 10/29/2006 7:25:11 PM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Always Right

FYI...Thought you might be interested.


44 posted on 10/29/2006 7:39:40 PM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Help Elect Eric Dickerson to Congress! Click the picture to donate!


45 posted on 10/30/2006 6:30:19 AM PST by petercooper (Polls Schmolls.)
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To: Sir Hailstone

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1728400/posts


46 posted on 10/30/2006 8:23:06 PM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone; tcrlaf; Miss Marple

Bump for Eric Dickerson!


47 posted on 11/03/2006 5:33:13 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: hoosiermama

Bump


48 posted on 11/03/2006 8:14:28 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

Back atcha bump


49 posted on 11/03/2006 2:52:25 PM PST by hoosiermama (Eric Dickerson= Indiana's November Surprise!)
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To: Sir Hailstone; hoosiermama; Earthdweller
T-Minus 34 hours and counting...

Until we make history.

The polls close at 6 PM EST tomorrow night and the counts will begin, and the results of the hard work of Eric Dickerson's campaign will show. We are going to take this district and give the residents of Indianapolis what they deserve - REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS!!

Julia Carson claims she's brought "billions and billions of money" into the district. Where is it? She invites people to check her "Congress voting record". We have. There is nothing to be proud of there. All ultra-liberal socialist votes.

It's time to retire Julia.

50 posted on 11/06/2006 5:02:25 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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