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TOP 10 WAYS YOU CAN HELP BEFORE ELECTION DAY!
Rising Tide -- Magazine of the Republican National Committee ^ | October 2002 | Republican National Committee

Posted on 10/22/2002 6:58:04 PM PDT by PhiKapMom

Countdown To Victory

Top 10 Ways You Can Help Before Election Day

1 Join the Sign War
Place a sign in your yard or office window. Drive around your neighborhood to make sure signs didn’t come down overnight. Make sure candidate signs are up and looking sharp.

2 Display a Bumer Sticker
Put a bumper sticker on your car or on a community bulletin board as a morale booster. (To avoid peeling off a sun-worn bumper sticker, tape it to the inside back window of your car.)

3Pass Out Campaign Literature
Walk your neighborhood with campaign literature and remind neighbors of the upcoming election. Your personal touch could help the swing voter turn out in the GOP’s favor. Take the kids and make it a family affair.

4 Mail in Absentee Ballots
Make sure your friends and neighbors send in their absentee ballots early.

5 Celebrate with Signs
Celebrate the democratic process. Gather your friends, find a busy intersection and wave yard signs to support your candidate. You’ll be reminding voters that the election is near and your candidate is the right choice.

6Serve as a 72-Hour Volunteer
HELP WANTED are the watch words in the last 72 hours before the election. Volunteer coordi- nators with each campaign or at the state party will let you know where you’re needed most.

7 Work the Polls
Working with your local campaign or state party, get a list of targeted voters and check this list Top 10 Ways You Can Help Before Election Day against the official polling place list to make sure targeted voters have voted.

8 Help with 72-Hour Flushing
The 72-Hour Flushing staff uses the targeted voter information to “flush out” those Republican voters who have not voted. Contact your state party to find out how you can help get these Republican voters to the polls on Election Day.

9Make the Call
Call friends and neighbors to remind them to vote. Local campaigns and state parties can provide lists of targeted households. Volunteering at a phone bank can also be a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to meet other Republicans in your area.

10 Act as a Designated Driver
Drive volunteers to targeted precincts and get voters to the polls.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Colorado; US: Georgia; US: Minnesota; US: Missouri; US: New Hampshire; US: New Jersey; US: South Dakota; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: election2002; hughhewitt; tossoutrats; voterepublican
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1 posted on 10/22/2002 6:58:04 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; ..
VOTE REPUBLICAN IN NOV 2002
ELECT A BUSH MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE
DEFEAT DASCHLE/CLINTON/GEPHARDT DEMOCRATS!


2 posted on 10/22/2002 6:58:49 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Defeat the dims bump.
3 posted on 10/22/2002 7:00:27 PM PDT by 4CJ
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The Fall Issue of Rising Tide had the following letter from Chairman Racicot at the beginning:

Letter from the Chairman

AS WE HEAD INTO THE FALL ELECTIONS, the Republican Party has a historic opportunity to hold our majority in the United States House of Representatives and regain our majority in the United States Senate. The last 10 presidents saw their party lose an average of 27 congressional seats in the first midterm election.
The reason for the successful positioning of our party is the leadership of President George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress. The President's principled leadership and his compassionate conservative message provide our party with a clear agenda and a litany of accomplishments. And, in this election year, his leadership provides a stark contrast to the leadership of political expediency being carried out by the Democrats every day.

A party's leadership style is defined by how it addresses the crucial issues of our time. While President Bush and the Republican-led House of Representatives have focused on making progress through action, the Democratic leadership in the Senate has been paralyzed and has neglected its responsibility to act in the best interest of the American people.

Issue by issue, the true colors of elected leadership are being reflected. The House has passed legislation making tax cuts permanent, the Senate uses the tax cut in their blame game and evades direct questions about whether they plan to raise taxes after the November elections.

The President proposed legislation to help senior citizens afford prescription drugs. The Republican-led House acted quickly with a bill to address the problem. As of mid-September the Senate had failed to pass prescription drug coverage and continued to mislead American seniors about the Republican plan.

At a time when the economy needs additional strength, and economic experts say that fiscal restraint is a top necessity, the Democratic-controlled Senate, for the first time in more than 20 years, failed to pass a budget. While every American has to work from a budget every month, the Senate has decided they don't need to-and has made this choice at the one point in time when our economy needs it most.

Senate Democrats also sided with trial lawyers on the issue of terrorism insurance at the expense of small business owners and job creation. But, most egregious is their approach to the issue of a cabinet level agency for Homeland Security.

The President recognized the need for better organization and effectiveness and proposed the Department of Homeland Security. The Republican-led, U.S. House has passed legislation to create the agency. The Democrats, however, rumored to have run to their political allies in the labor unions for advice, are now fighting the President's request for flexibility that would enable him to quickly respond to emerging threats, flexibility that the Departments of Defense and Energy currently have.

Despite Sen. Daschle's recent statements that legislation creating the agency would be passed before the end of the year, Democrats are choosing politics over
progress and inaction over action.

The accomplishments of our President and Republicans are many, but we must be vigilant in communicating our message to every community, every family, every voter. Your help is critical to our success.

We know from the striking results of the 72-Hour Task Force that people are our greatest resource. Our party's President and the Republican-led House have the right leadership qualities- combine that with the energy and enthusiasm of each of you-the GOP faithful-and we are sure to see victory on Nov. 5.

s/Marc Racicot, Chairman
Republican National Committee









4 posted on 10/22/2002 7:03:33 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Amen! If we spent a fraction of the time most of us do at FR simply making sure this election turns out our way, we'd make a huge difference.

Count me in!

5 posted on 10/22/2002 7:03:38 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: 4ConservativeJustices
Couldn't agree with you more -- looking forward to election night with Chambliss coming out on top!
6 posted on 10/22/2002 7:04:12 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom; All
11Say Thank You to a service man or woman who ensures your right to vote.

7 posted on 10/22/2002 7:05:32 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: PhiKapMom
A big bump for ya!
8 posted on 10/22/2002 7:05:40 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: Dog Gone
Haven't been on here much lately because I have been spending countless hours volunteering in the Cole for Congress campaign here in the OK 4th! We have mailouts still going on and I have learned to appreciate anything that comes to me with a label on it!

You are so right about getting out and volunteering! Campaigns cannot run without volunteers!

Am impressed with Rising Tide, the quarterly magazine of the RNC. What a difference from back in 2000 when all I seemed to do was complain about RNC! Now I have nothing but praise for the way they are running this election and I can see bigger things ahead for 2004!
9 posted on 10/22/2002 7:08:28 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; DLfromthedesert; PatiPie; flamefront; onyx; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Irma; ...
EXCELLENT advice, PhiKapMom!
Thanks for the PING!

10 posted on 10/22/2002 7:09:13 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for posting that! You are so right!
11 posted on 10/22/2002 7:09:24 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Bump so we don't forget to vote out the friends of terrorists the democrats.
12 posted on 10/22/2002 7:10:36 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: RonDog
Thought we could all use a reminder with only two weeks until election night! Two weeks from tomorrow I expect to see Talent as the Senate from Missouri!
13 posted on 10/22/2002 7:11:22 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Great post PKM, good ideas we can all help with!
14 posted on 10/22/2002 7:11:34 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: PhiKapMom
Marc Racicot, Chairman Republican National Committee

Yeah, unfortunately Racicot didn't do something to "help before election day" which was just a bit more important...RUN FOR MONTANA SENATE AND CRUSH MAX BAUCUS.

I still canot understand his unwillingness to do this. Imagine how much better the GOP would be looking right now with Racicot up 10 pts over Baucus.

15 posted on 10/22/2002 7:15:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: KSCITYBOY
And remind every Republican in Missouri to get out the vote to elect JIM TALENT!


16 posted on 10/22/2002 7:15:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom

17 posted on 10/22/2002 7:17:54 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: montag813
Believe it or not we need him at RNC more! He has managed to get that organization up and running as a smooth organization that is making a difference.

Marc Racicot has more honor in his little finger than the RATs do in their whole organization. He was not about to get in the race because the RATs would have said the GOP was doing exactly what they did in NJ -- replacing a weak candidate with someone who can win.

I vote for the integrity and honor of Marc Racicot

18 posted on 10/22/2002 7:18:39 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Oops, I got so enthusiastic, I forgot you had already posted the graphic on this thread. LOL.
19 posted on 10/22/2002 7:18:57 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: PhiKapMom; Howlin; RonDog
Display a Bumer Sticker

Gore/Lieberman good enough?

20 posted on 10/22/2002 7:20:43 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Dog Gone
What a great cover! I'd like to see him etched in granite someday! It's so nice to have a President worth fighting for!
21 posted on 10/22/2002 7:23:30 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: PhiKapMom
BUMP

TO DUMP THE RATS
22 posted on 10/22/2002 7:23:35 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: PhiKapMom
bump
23 posted on 10/22/2002 7:24:29 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: terilyn
This is for all of you in Minnesota as you get out the vote for Coleman!


24 posted on 10/22/2002 7:25:54 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Dog Gone
That's great! Giving another picture of Rising Tide works for me! I read it cover to cover before coming on here tonight! Really impressed!
25 posted on 10/22/2002 7:26:59 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom; comwatch; Saundra Duffy
Two weeks from tomorrow I expect to see Talent as the Senate from Missouri!
And you WILL!
As WE shall soon elect Bill Simon as Governor of California...
...and DUMP [the corrupt, incompetent (incumbent RAT) soon-to-be-EX-governor, Gray] DAVIS!, from:
Live Pics from Sacramento DUMP DAVIS Rally
Patriot Defenders Network ^ | October 19, 2002 | restoreourfreedom (Banned Phil) via comwatch
Posted on 10/19/2002 3:03 PM Pacific by comwatch

Great job RonDog, Saundra, Lager, Impeach 
Here's just a few candid shots from the rally.

more

26 posted on 10/22/2002 7:27:11 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Libloather
Gore/Lieberman good enough?

Thanks for telling us where you stand so Freepers can see for themselves and ignore your anti-Republican posts! You should change your name because you are no Liberal Loather with a comment like that since Gore is one of the biggest Liberals around!

27 posted on 10/22/2002 7:32:16 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: RonDog
I love the dump truck -- whoever thought that one up was a genius!
28 posted on 10/22/2002 7:32:58 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Ask a friend to vote Republican.
29 posted on 10/22/2002 7:33:58 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: PhiKapMom
LIBLOVER sounds about right, don't you think?
30 posted on 10/22/2002 7:36:03 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: PhiKapMom
Easy does it PKM, he was making fun of the term: "bumer sticker." I didn't notice it at first either. Having a Gore/Loserman sticker on your car certainly would be a "bummer."
31 posted on 10/22/2002 7:38:25 PM PDT by Antoninus
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To: PhiKapMom
I'm planning to put the following along both side windows of my Mini Van and maybe on the back window:

STOP the GRIDLOCK!
VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

32 posted on 10/22/2002 7:41:26 PM PDT by Concerned
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To: PhiKapMom
In South Ga, if Chambliss signs were worth a dollar, I could retire in a day. If Cleland signs were worth $10, I'd run out of gas before I found enough to keep looking.
33 posted on 10/22/2002 7:50:37 PM PDT by 4CJ
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To: PhiKapMom
Dump the Dumpycrats!
34 posted on 10/22/2002 7:56:37 PM PDT by mafree
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To: 4ConservativeJustices
REP. SAXBY CHAMBLISS FOR U.S. SENATE

Chattanooga Free Press
October 20, 2002

While Tennesseans have the opportunity to replace one able conservative with another in the United States Senate, Georgians have an opportunity to elect a conservative senator instead of a liberal one — thereby returning control of the Senate to those supporting President George W. Bush.

Georgia’s U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss is seeking to provide sound service for Georgia in place of the liberal voting record of incumbent Sen. Max Cleland.

This is not a contest of personalities but of principles. The stakes are high, for Georgia and for the United States. With conservatives one vote short of a Senate majority, the election of Rep. Chambliss could make a tremendous difference.

Georgia is generally a conservative state. Georgia has supported President Bush. Georgia’s Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat, has often been a valuable supporter of President Bush. Rep. Chambliss should be elected to the Senate to strengthen the president and assure strong support for sound constitutional principles.

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35 posted on 10/22/2002 8:05:04 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Antoninus
Thanks for pointing that out! I thought I was losing my mind!
36 posted on 10/22/2002 8:06:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Libloather
I typed in the bumer instead of bumper when copying this over to FR! I am sorry I thought you were for Gore/Lie -- I am getting paranoid!
37 posted on 10/22/2002 8:07:40 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
bumpity bumpity back to the top........

VOTE EARLY.....

38 posted on 10/22/2002 8:17:43 PM PDT by deport
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To: Dog Gone
One of our local FR chapter projects is to be poll watchers for Tim Hutchinson. I start tomorrow with early voting. Somebody needs to try and keep the Rats honest. Tough job though.
39 posted on 10/22/2002 8:17:43 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Dog Gone
Of great importance to Texas conservatives; stress the importance of the Dewhurst race for Lt. Gov. Seems to be the most common ticket splitter here in West Tex. I guess due to Sharp's high name recognition. Legislatively, Lt. Gov. has more clout than Perry will. Lt. appoints Senate committee chairs and members, controls flow of bills to the floor, and chairs the Legislative Budget Committee. Governor has only veto control of output. Polls show this is the closest statewide race. Sharp as Lt. Gov. will guarantee gridlock at best, a Dem agenda at worst.
40 posted on 10/22/2002 8:21:29 PM PDT by barkeep
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To: PhiKapMom
"You should change your name because you are no Liberal Loather with a comment like that since Gore is one of the biggest Liberals around!"

I think that was sarcasm.

41 posted on 10/22/2002 8:22:44 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: deport
Barbara Bush speaks out for John Cornyn

The Associated Press
By Anita Chang
October 15, 2002

Barbara Bush on Tuesday became the latest Bush family member to help state Attorney General John Cornyn in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat.

"We need a senator who's close to the president, can work with the president, and the president needs John Cornyn," she told supporters during a fund-raising luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

The event follows a Cornyn fund-raiser last week in Houston headlined by President Bush's nephew, George P. Bush. He is the son of Jeb Bush, the governor of Florida.

Other Bush family members who have campaigned for Cornyn include President Bush, former President Bush and first lady Laura Bush. Vice President Dick Cheney and Bush senior adviser Karen Hughes have also come to Texas to throw their support behind Cornyn.

Barbara Bush pointed out that she usually does not campaign for candidates outside the family.

"I can honestly tell you except for two sons, I have not done much campaigning in the last 10 years, but I feel so strongly about John that I had to come here," she said.

Tickets were $250 per plate, and officials with the Cornyn campaign said they expect the event to raise $100,000 to $125,000.

While the Bushes have helped Cornyn, his Democratic opponent, Ron Kirk, has received fund-raising assistance out of state from national Democrats such as New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

But Cornyn has the luxury of being a Republican candidate in a conservative state, according to political analysts. In addition, the Bush family's support for Cornyn just makes Kirk's campaign that much more difficult.

"When President Bush goes on Cornyn's television ads and says we need John Cornyn in the U.S. Senate, there isn't a good way for Kirk to counter that," said Rice University political science professor Earl Black.

Justin Lonon, press aide to Kirk's campaign, said that although Barbara Bush is well respected, voters should not be swayed by the Bush family's influence.

"This is not a referendum on George Bush. This election is between Ron Kirk and John Cornyn, and given the choice between these two candidates, the choice is clear and voters will support Ron Kirk on Election Day," he said.

A large portion of Barbara Bush's brief speech included details of her recent family vacation in Maine.

And she brought a mother's perspective to the Senate race, noting that another Republican in Washington would greatly help her son's agenda.

"We've got to have John there, any mother will tell you, to help her boy," Bush said.


42 posted on 10/22/2002 8:28:49 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Bump for Forrester, Thune, Coleman, Talent, Chambliss, Hutchinson, Sununu, Allard, Simon and Jeb Bush!!
43 posted on 10/22/2002 8:31:46 PM PDT by sultan88
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To: barkeep
The Dewhurst race is critical. I suppose the state senate could vote to change the rules to strip the Lt. Gov of the ability to control the senate, but I don't know if we'll have enough votes to do it.

Best just to defeat Sharp up front.

44 posted on 10/22/2002 8:33:20 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: sweetliberty
(I found that out! It was sarcasm because I posted bumer instead of bumper!)


45 posted on 10/22/2002 8:34:34 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: sultan88
Second your bump!
46 posted on 10/22/2002 8:35:14 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom; Carry_Okie
The dump truck in Sacramento is just a shiny copy of the REAL DUMP TRUCK owned by Carry_Okie:


47 posted on 10/22/2002 8:40:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
LOL!!! That's great!
48 posted on 10/22/2002 8:45:24 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Rep. Chambliss should be elected to the Senate to strengthen the president and assure strong support for sound constitutional principles.

Goodbye Max, we'll miss you .... NOT!

49 posted on 10/22/2002 8:46:16 PM PDT by 4CJ
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To: Concerned
Way to go!! I'm working on bumper stickers right now -- it's not too hard. Office Depot sells the material and using my ink jet, I'm good! One question for all y'all -- where do you get the official signs?
50 posted on 10/22/2002 8:51:13 PM PDT by =Intervention=
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