Just because the corrupt politicians exempted themselves doesn't make me any more willing to listen to their recorded robocalls. If the politician is too stupid (or more likely, too arrogant) to realize I don't want to hear from his machine, he's probably too stupid or arrogant for my vote.
A few years ago, a candidate had her supporters bring by a chip clip with her name on it. I'm still using the clip, and if she runs again, she'll get my vote. Because she's done for me than most of the corrupt political class have done.
I like ideas like the chip clip. I know of a few candidates who do small cook books. Things like that are a nice touch.