I have a question for Patch-nation.
As I have blogged about before, I am running for Governor's Council in District 3. For a list of cities in District 3 please go to my website and check out if you live there. If you do, obviously I would appreciate your support.
There are approximately 800,000 voters in District 3 and I am guessing roughly 250,000 households. Out of the 800,000 voters, roughly 250,000 people voted in the general election in 2010. That year was a mid-term election and since there will be a presidential election in this years election, I am figuring that voter turnout will roughly increase by a at least 50 percent or another 125,000 votes (375,000 in all). I can't get to everyone, but I certainly want to meet/write to as many people as possible, on limited funds.
A mailer to every household (250,000) in the district seems to be out of my budget. I can meet people, but since I am an Independent I dont get invited to the Democratic events or to the Republican events (a real problem). Going door to door and meeting people at community events, I'll probably only meet 10,000 people maximum.
What do I do? Obviously this was on my mind when I first ran, but I'd love your input. How do people feel about emails sent or robo-calls (automated political calls) sent? Do the positives outweigh the negatives? Thank you.