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The $35.00 solution: Putting Eric Dickerson over the top
Eric Dickerson for Indiana 7th C.D, ^ | Oct. 30, 2006 | self

Posted on 10/30/2006 5:00:06 AM PST by jmaroneps37

Like all of you, I was electrified by the recent news that our candidate Eric Dickerson had pulled ahead of Julia Carson a five term Democrat who won with just 54% of the vote in 2004. Aside from the obvious indications of a pick up of a seat, what makes this race still more exciting is that both candidates are Black.

http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com/

This is a very simple choice: Do we mobilize and contribute to the campaign of a Trained Marine war fighter or stand on the sidelines and let a cut and run surrender Liberal win by default?

I have personally interviewed Eric Dickerson and learned is a former United States Marine. He is a trained war fighter. He knows what is at stake. He knows we either fight the Democrats in our polls now or prepare to fight terrorists in our streets in the near future.

With her ZERO American Conservative Union rating ( a rarity, even for Democrats not even Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi have a ZERO ACU rating) Carson is a LIBERAL certain cut and runner.

Dickerson 57, is a married father of four and cares about this country more than a cut and run LIBERAL does. He knows running out of our responsibilities to fight terror will only invite more attacks.

Now a local businessman in the Indianapolis area where he lives, Eric has run a superb race as was indicated by Ms. Carson’s acknowledgement of her “under dog” status in the wake of the release of a poll showing Eric Dickerson leading by a 45/42 margin.

When the first post on Eric hit Freerepublic it had an immediate positive effect. Hundreds of messages poured in to his website:

http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com/

He now has some funds for a TV campaign, but he really needs your help. He won’t get help from national organizations. In spite of the poll showing him in the lead, this race is STILL being carried as a likely Democrat retention.

Exactly what he needs: Your donation of $35.00.

I ran the field operations for Catholics Against Kerry two years ago. I made the radio buys ( CaK never had near enough for a TV campaign ). Believe me your donation of $35.00 will buy a minute of local radio time this week. Campaigns get the best rate by law and $35.00 will get Eric a minute of very valuable time.

The tide is rolling in our favor. Something good is happening out there!

Let’s take Eric Dickerson as OUR FREEPER CANDIDATE. Let’s give whatever we can, right now today so that we can laugh and cry and celebrate with this good man on Election Night. http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com/

The contrast between our candidate Eric Dickerson and the tired old entrenched liberal Democrat (and when I say LIBERAL, how about a ZERO LIFETIME AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION rating?) could not be clearer.

How LIBERAL is Julia Carson?

Here are some of the votes and positions LIBERAL Julia Carson has taken over the years: On Crime:

She voted against the Death Penalty: H R 2181 R.C. 20 02/25/98: possessing an illegal firearm

She voted against increasing mandatory minimum sentences for Criminal Possession of illegal firearms. This bill would have added:

a mandatory 10 years to any sentence of a criminal who merely possessed a firearm during the commission of a crime;

a mandatory 15 years to any sentence of a criminal who merely showed a firearm during the commission of a crime;

a mandatory 20 years to any sentence of a criminal who merely fired a firearm during the commission of a crime; and

a mandatory 30 years for the mere possession of a machine gun during the commission of a crime.

Carson voted NO on HR 3 R.C. # 118 05/ 08/ 97 : increase punishments for violent street gang activities.

This bill would have allowed an increased level of punishment for crimes committed by violent Juvenile Street gangs. It would have allowed states to apply for extra funds for combating violent Juvenile Street gangs by drawing from a 1.5 Billion dollar initial appropriation.

Carson voted against HR 2436 R.C. 465 09/30/99 : Attacking a pregnant woman

This bill would provide for federal penalties for those who attack pregnant women and injure or kill their babies.

Carson voted No to HR 5092 R.C. 476 01/16/06: tougher penalties for illegal firearms possession

This bill would add to the Attorney General’s ability to combat possession of illegal possession of firearms and establish new stiffer civil penalties for violations of federal firearms control laws.On Drugs:

Carson voted THREE TMES to support a federal illegal drug needle exchange.

H Amdt 347 R. C. 391 09/11/97, HR 2264 R.C. 09/17 /97, HR 4380 R.C. 412 08/06/98

Carson voted *No: to using our armed forces to help Immigration and Customs agents keep illegal drugs out of the country.

*She was one of only thirty nine to vote No.

Carson on Carson; In a recent interview on WTHR (Ch 13) broadcast on October 17, 2004 Carson said “ We needed increased border security.”

But Carson TWICE voted AGAINST increased border protection on May 8, 2002 (HR 3525) and again on October 8, 2004 when voting against (HR 10) implementing recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Cut and run vs. Trained War fighter

Eric Dickerson supports the protection of our borders and homeland defense “as though it has no other job.”

Carson supports Partial Birth Abortion

Julia Carson sided with Nancy Pelosi and her California liberals and was the only Indiana congressperson voting against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban (S.3 10/02/03), a gruesome procedure that the American Medical Association says is “never” medically necessary.

Eric supports the ban on this horrible procedure that is often performed in the late stages of pregnancy.

Dickerson stands with President Bush on Social Security as well

While Liberal Julia Carson opposes proposals that help fix Social Security and allow for the future generations of recipients to increase their benefits, Eric Dickerson stand with the President on Social Security reform. He understands the current system cheats taxpayers by making their Social Security payments “low interest loans” to the government, not a trust fund for the future.

“The failures of the current Social Security System hurt the poorest Americans the most.” Eric said recently. Dickerson supports meeting all commitments to retirees. Eric acknowledges the reality that the current system must be changed for younger people. This must be done to provide better returns and to avoid taxation that would destroy our economy

About Eric Dickerson

In the 27 years he's lived in Indianapolis, Eric Dickerson has distinguished himself as a leader and role model. He joined General Motors Corporation's Allison Engine Division as an engineer and pilot. Rising through the ranks, he eventually was named director of public relations. He continued in that role when Rolls-Royce Corp. bought Allison. After he retired from Rolls-Royce, Eric's career took another turn. He became an entrepreneur and opened Eric Dickerson Buick in 1999. He also did a brief stint as a talk show host on NewsTalk 1430 WXNT; and he bought Maggie Moo Ice Cream Treatery in 2005.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Eric graduated from Detroit's Northwestern High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Western Michigan University. He was accepted to the U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate school and earned his wings as a pilot. After graduating from flight school, Eric served with the HMA 269 Attack Squadron in Jacksonville, North Carolina. When his active duty service ended in 1979 and he moved to Indianapolis, Eric joined the Indiana National Guard, where he served as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer.

He has earned numerous awards for his business and community achievements over the years including: · Recognition for taking 40 IPS students to Washington, D.C. at his own expense for an extended educational field trip.

* Benefactor for two “In Spite of Annual Banquet” dinners for approximately 100 troubled local youth.

This is our chance to stand the “experts” on their heads. Please help this man. I have interviewed him personally and I can tell you that I came away a believer.

http://www.ericdickersonforcongress.com/

Need another reason to vote for Dickerson?

"It's the same story every year," said Amy Walter, who tracks congressional races for the Washington-based Cook Political Report. "And then she pulls it off."

Walter continued :"I recognize this district is changing," she said. "It's becoming more suburban. That's why every couple of years some Republican challenger says, 'Hey, this is doable.' But this is not the year, and this is not the Republican challenger who we'd say can do it."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dickerson; indiana; juliacarson; marines
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Speaking to this man gives you the sense that this country would greatly benefit from having him in Congress. He needs just a little more help, he's our candidate, let's help him over the top.
1 posted on 10/30/2006 5:00:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

Not to belittle the efforts here, or his chances, but it probably does not hurt in the polls that he has the same name as a former Colts running back.


2 posted on 10/30/2006 5:04:24 AM PST by GoBucks2002
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To: jmaroneps37
Any type of help is appreciated. $'s are great. If anyone lives in Indy or Near Indy we can use Eric volunteers to help on election day at Key polling places.

The only reason Julia Carson has won most of the elections not because of who she is or because what her "Machine" can do on election day - it is because the past Republican opponents blew it in the last week of the election.

Eric does not plan to mess a good thing up. He will do what he has done all summer - he will be out meeting and greeting the voters.

If enough support and cash comes in he will try to do a TV ad splash over the weekend and election day.

He needs your help and support.

Thanks for everything your group has done so far.

Eric and his volunteers KNOW that he will win on Nov. 7th.
3 posted on 10/30/2006 5:10:46 AM PST by jordi-b (One of many Eric volunteers here in Indy)
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To: jordi-b

His site is blocked from my office. Can someone provide a phone number, I'll call in a donation of $50.

Anyone who can match me on that??


4 posted on 10/30/2006 5:14:49 AM PST by musikman
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To: Sir Hailstone

Heads up!


5 posted on 10/30/2006 5:15:43 AM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: jordi-b

Carson is the incumbent? But I thought that there were no Democrats in trouble.


6 posted on 10/30/2006 5:16:45 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Obama in 08)
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To: jmaroneps37

Now THAT is the way to earn some dough. Nice post, money is on the way.


7 posted on 10/30/2006 5:18:24 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Being a Liberal is just a coping mechanism for low self esteem and/or bad parenting.)
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To: jmaroneps37
Free Republic Thread #1

Free Republic Thread #2

My Blog where I post news and info about the campaign

We are in the midst of a radio campaign now, and are considering a last minute TV campaign blitz, becasue we know Julia Carson's camp can come back with spots of their own with their $300K warchest.

November 7th will be our finest hour! With your support we will take the 7th District and have some true representation in Washington DC.

8 posted on 10/30/2006 5:18:42 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

That's what "THEY" think. "THEY" are going to be white as ghosts come election night and the ballots are counted.


9 posted on 10/30/2006 5:19:59 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: jordi-b

Bucks a comin' via the paypal link on the site.. I work hard for the money so don't mess this up !!!! (joke) Seriously, I'm glad to help.


10 posted on 10/30/2006 5:22:38 AM PST by memphibian
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To: musikman
If you have a Paypal account, you can sent it directly to contributions@ericdickersonforcongress.com

The campaign phone number is 317-874-3636.

The postal address is PO Box 90294, Indianapolis IN 46290-0294

11 posted on 10/30/2006 5:25:38 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: Sir Hailstone

BTT


12 posted on 10/30/2006 5:26:50 AM PST by brewer1516
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To: Sir Hailstone

Thanks, donation on the way.


13 posted on 10/30/2006 5:28:28 AM PST by musikman
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To: Earthdweller

ED: Can you ping the Indiana list?


14 posted on 10/30/2006 5:29:32 AM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: musikman

Sounds like a good man. I will have to send a few dollars tonight. Imagine if he and Mike Steele both win? Two of the most dynamic conservatives in Congress will be black and Republican. The Demo Black Caucus won't be happy about that.


15 posted on 10/30/2006 5:31:44 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: ohioWfan; onyx; Bahbah; MinuteGal

Here's what's happening in Indy! Hopefully Carson won't know what hit her!


16 posted on 10/30/2006 5:33:20 AM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: mhking

Mike will you ping your list to this please. Thanks!


17 posted on 10/30/2006 5:36:31 AM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: jmaroneps37
"THEY" said it takes "big bucks" to run a campaign just like it takes "big bucks" to run government. Whose money is it they are saying it takes a lot of to run government? YOURS!

Eric Dickerson is different. Eric is a businessman and an engineer. When he sees a project, he figures out exactly what it will require to get done, then he goes and does it and doesn't blow a bunch of unneeded money getting the job done!

The project will be done when Eric and his band of loyal volunteers arrive in Washington, DC to see their hero sworn in as the next Congressman of the 7th District of Indiana. The volunteers are loyal and aren't your typical volunteers. One even has Eric Dickerson signs mounted to billboards attached to his personal vehicle!! They are absolutely dedicated to the project and all will be grateful for everyones support and if you live in the 7th - your vote - for Eric Dickerson.

18 posted on 10/30/2006 5:47:05 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

One ad I would make is that Julia Carson is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America's Congressional Caucus.

Two years ago their website had a page just listing who the Rats in this seditious caucus were. They have since buried the list.

I think now they call themselves the Progressive or Democratic Progressive Caucus to be more stealthy. Nevertheless Carson is a bona fide Socialist and proud of it.

Would make a nice sweet short radio spot.

A bit dull but, hey, she doesn't write perverted novels like the dude in Virginia.

http://www.dsausa.org/dsa.html


19 posted on 10/30/2006 6:02:55 AM PST by caddie
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To: jmaroneps37

I thought this was a football thread..........


20 posted on 10/30/2006 6:05:55 AM PST by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Osage Orange

Me too.


21 posted on 10/30/2006 6:06:51 AM PST by ShadowDancer (No autopsy, no foul.)
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Black conservative ping

If you want on (or off) of my black conservative ping list, please let me know via FREEPmail. (And no, you don't have to be black to be on the list!)

22 posted on 10/30/2006 6:08:47 AM PST by mhking (I make my livin' on the evening news....)
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To: GoBucks2002
Not to belittle the efforts here, or his chances, but it probably does not hurt in the polls that he has the same name as a former Colts running back.

If he is going to caucus with the elephants, I don't care what his name is.

23 posted on 10/30/2006 6:21:28 AM PST by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Sir Hailstone

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


24 posted on 10/30/2006 6:25:20 AM PST by petercooper (Polls Schmolls.)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Donated


25 posted on 10/30/2006 6:29:08 AM PST by petercooper (Polls Schmolls.)
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To: GoBucks2002
I haven't mentioned this before, but I'm pretty certain that's the main reason he's doing as well as he is.

But, what the heck...if it works...so be it, y',know?

26 posted on 10/30/2006 6:32:59 AM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: jmaroneps37

bump


27 posted on 10/30/2006 6:34:48 AM PST by FourPeas (The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: B Knotts

Actually no. That's maybe a 2-3 point bump if that. People know who he is by his TV commercials in the past for his Buick Dealership. He's out in the community in the RV every day, meeting and greeting the voters of the district.

He brings a fresh voice to a decaying city and district. The district needs real representation with Eric Dickerson.


28 posted on 10/30/2006 6:35:35 AM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

I "went" to Western Michigan University too.....via on-line/snail mail...many years ago.


29 posted on 10/30/2006 6:53:20 AM PST by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Just made my second contribution to his campaign. Hopefully, Hostettler & Sodrel can keep their seats and we
gain a seat in the House!


30 posted on 10/30/2006 7:01:17 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: Sir Hailstone
Eric Dickerson is different. Eric is a businessman and an engineer.

An engineer? Well why didn't you say so before.


31 posted on 10/30/2006 7:37:00 AM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: jmaroneps37
I received this via Freep mail:

From Mr.Smorch | 10/30/2006 5:11:39 AM PST replied

"I just sent $250 to his campaign. I wish I could afford a bigger donation. Thank you for sharing his story with us, FRiend.

Steve"

That's 7 more pounding penetrating radio minutes. Are there three more $35.00 donors to bring it to an even TEN?
32 posted on 10/30/2006 7:47:34 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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To: jmaroneps37
I just spoke with Eric on everything that has happened just today.

Eric is OVER WHELMED with pride on the support he has received from everyone here at Free Republic.

Your contributions will be a big help to him over the last 8 days !

Thanks,

Eric Dickerson




We will need to set up a WEB CAM on election night so you all can have a peek into the festivities.

Thanks a million !
33 posted on 10/30/2006 8:24:59 AM PST by jordi-b (One of many Eric volunteers here in Indy)
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To: jordi-b

From the Fort Wayne News Sentinel Editoral page

Democratic incumbent at risk

For months, national observers have cited three Republican congressmen in Indiana as vulnerable to their Democratic challengers. Last week, a new poll showed that U.S. Rep. Julia Carson, D-Ind., is running slightly behind her Republican challenger.

Critics say Republican Eric Dickerson is playing dirty by raising Carsons health as an issue.

The question sounds like fair game to us when a challenger faces an incumbent who was hospitalized after double-bypass surgery when she was sworn into Congress nearly 10 years ago.

She also missed dozens of House votes in 2004; she explained that she felt bad and had no energy.
http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/15828881.htm


34 posted on 10/30/2006 8:40:12 AM PST by jordi-b (One of many Eric volunteers here in Indy)
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To: petercooper

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


35 posted on 10/30/2006 8:46:40 AM PST by petercooper (Polls Schmolls.)
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To: Republic; Teacher317; IN Farm Girl; defconw; Conservatish; WomanBiologist; GovGirl; hoosiermama; ...

PING!!!


36 posted on 10/30/2006 8:48:07 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: GoBucks2002
but it probably does not hurt in the polls that he has the same name as a former Colts running back.

True. Ain't it cool.

37 posted on 10/30/2006 8:48:46 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Make it a Rovetember to remember. Politics ain't bean bag.)
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To: musikman
"...I'll call in a donation of $50."

"Anyone who can match me on that??"

I'll match it....(ouch!!!...but it is so worth it. Carson is an embarrassment for Indiana, even for a liberal!)

38 posted on 10/30/2006 8:52:37 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: All

Why is this race not on the national registers as being a tossup? We have to be careful with our resources to focus them explicitly where the odds are best.

Apparently there was a favorable poll. Were there other polls, too?


39 posted on 10/30/2006 8:53:08 AM PST by Owen
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To: Hoodat

I thought he went to SMU. (j/k)


40 posted on 10/30/2006 8:58:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sir Hailstone

You said: "That's what "THEY" think. "THEY" are going to be white as ghosts come election night and the ballots are counted."

and recounted and recounted again, then when the votes are found in the basement of the YMCA, and the DNC building and some that were found just laying on the floor where they were inadvertently dropped, and the ones that fell out of the sky......

you get the drift.


41 posted on 10/30/2006 8:58:25 AM PST by DaiHuy (I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse)
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To: Owen
There have been 3 polls.

Research 2000 did one in Sept. and the results were 55% Carson / 35% Dickerson

In Mid Oct. Selzer did a pool and had it at 45% Dickerson and 42% Carson

Research 2000 did another poll a week ago and had it a 48% Carson 43% Dickerson.

So with NO TV / Radio advertising Carson has dropped from a 20 pt lead to a 5 pt lead.

Dickerson Radio ads started about 2 weeks ago.

With $'s rolling in and the County GOP chipping in some $'s he is looking at some TV Ads late this week to help push him over the top.

Carson's numbers have no place to go but DOWN.
42 posted on 10/30/2006 9:03:30 AM PST by jordi-b (One of many Eric volunteers here in Indy)
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To: hoosiermama
"Here's what's happening in Indy! Hopefully Carson won't know what hit her!"

Praying.

43 posted on 10/30/2006 9:20:23 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: mhking

Because of your ping list Mr. Dickerson has a contribution from me. Mrs. K won't be happy, but I feel better already.
Ms. Carson needs to be sent packing.


44 posted on 10/30/2006 9:35:22 AM PST by kylaka
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To: Sir Hailstone; DaiHuy
Unfortunately you must take Dai Huy's post very seriously. I remember going to sleep one night thinking that Carson and been voted out of office only to wake up in the morning and find out she won.

IMO You must keep your sheriff, judges, and other monitors in place and visual contact of the ballots at all time.
45 posted on 10/30/2006 9:55:26 AM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: All

BTTT


46 posted on 10/30/2006 2:14:07 PM PST by united1000 ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last " Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: kylaka

I just contributed as well. Good luck. Please post a thread after election day telling us all the details about the victory!!


47 posted on 10/30/2006 3:07:16 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: jmaroneps37; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

Marine Ping


48 posted on 10/30/2006 4:21:14 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Sir Hailstone
Got an evening update for us yet......Anxiously waiting.
49 posted on 10/30/2006 6:24:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (Murtha needs a swift BOOT ad!)
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To: jmaroneps37

I had a busy night - we were on Fox 59 News in Indy at 10 PM. It was such a charged up day I went home and fell asleep in the la-z-boy! Fox 59 did a 2 minute piece on the campaign and how Eric is "full of vitality" and Julia showed she is full of something else...

Eric Dickerson spoke at the Eastern Star church and turns lots of heads - and opinions - and votes! this is nominally a 95%+ Democratic area and they were VERY receptive to Eric Dickerson and his message. Julia Carson had spoken before Eric arrived.

The black periodical, The Indianapolis Recorder, did an article about the race which we expected to be extremely slanted toward Julia Carson. As it is, it turns out its a neutral article.

After Eastern Star, the campaign went to a local community outreach center known as Christamore House. They were hosting a community dinner and Eric was their keynote speaker. He lit up the assembled crowd of mostly seniors, and the staffers came up to him and said they are united as Eric Dickerson supporters.

6 days to a new day for Indianapolis!


50 posted on 10/30/2006 8:11:23 PM PST by Sir Hailstone (My blog: http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com)
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