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"I've been looking for the right place to insert some special, even secret information about our campaign and effort. Hopefully, this is the right spot. You're likely only on this particular page if you really care about our message and want to help us or show your support. Naturally, it's important to get as many votes as I can for this 2020 election, and so I wanted to wait until the 2020 election ended to make the following information public. But here it is in a nutshell...We have been planning to continue this campaign straight through until 2022. Here's why. 1.) Remember, I only decided to run the morning after George Floyd was killed. That means an extremely late start. 2.) We have been operating with absolutely no funding...at all. That means, weve sacrificed public awareness for establishing a campaign and a message with a strong principle. Other candidates combined to spend/waste over 20 MILLION dollars on this race, but we wanted to prove to the public that we we not involved in this to collect any money. 3.) We've had obvious restrictions and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has greatly hampered everything we've wanted to do. 4.) Media outlets have virtually ignored our campaign, purposefully choosing to frame the 5th District as a 2 person race between the Democrats and the Republicans. Very few forums, debates, radio or TV stations have even bothered to acknowledge that our campaign exists. But here's the biggest reason... 5.) I have received so many incredible phone calls and e-mails from 5th district residents who absolutely get it and agree with the problems and solutions we are discussing here. I can't tell you how many self-described lifelong Democrats have called me up to tell me that they voted for me, for many of them, it was their first time voting for a non-Democratic candidate. People who said they were planning to skip voting for a U.S. Congress person becasue they couldn't morally justify voting for either of the major party candidates, but then they saw my name, looked into our message and immediately connected with and understood our perspective.
I haven't yet found the right words to express how sincerely and deeply I have been moved by the people who have supported me.
So, out of respect for the tens of thousands of people who voted for me, without really knowing me, or even knowing why, I feel absolutely compelled to try again, and this time, to use all of our resources to generate a winning result. This time, it's not about simply making a statement of principle, but about winning, and making a real difference for our district. Instead of starting late, we'll be starting immediately. Instead of having no one know who we are, we're starting with 10% of the district who support us enough to vote for us. Instead of having no money, we'll be well financed and professionally staffed. All of these changes mean we will be giving ourselves every opportunity to make our case to and be heard by the entire 5th district. So now is not the end of our campaign, but rather, just the beginning. We absolutely still need your help and are anxious to talk to you about how you can contribute to our continuing campaign for U.S. Congress. You will still be able to make a statement through displaying a lawn sign, or wearing your T-shirt, or our new car window decals and bumper stickers, or hosting one of our super effective "Meet the Candidate" events of your own. Or simply volunteering or contributing to our effort financially. We will need you, andbe counting on you, during our countdown to November 2022 as we totally change the way politics is handled in our district. I can't thank you enough for your support, your votes, your enthusiasm, your kind wishes and your feedback. And as conditions improve, I really look forward to meeting and talking to everyone more personally and directly about working together to make the future of our district greater and more prosperous for us all.