In contrast, the Terri McCormick campaign is in shambles. The most recent finance report says she has $1,600 on hand. That’s about $75,000 behind Ribble and $60,000 less than Roth. (It’s also about a grand worse than 2nd Congressional District candidate Peter Theron) The word on the street is the campaign spent recklessly on meaningless items, including $2,000 for a band to play on a float at a parade.
McCormick’s campaign was supposed to represent a libertarian movement within the Republican Party. D.C. libertarians “found” her as a candidate and promised financial backing. Idealistic young Ron Paul fans migrated to Northeast Wisconsin to work for what they believed was a continuation of the Ron Paul revolution.
There was only one problem: The candidate was not a libertarian herself. In fact, much of the rhetoric on her website, likely written by staffers, included ideas that rarely surfaced on the stump and was sometimes even flatly contradicted. For instance, although her website emphasizes the need to strategically withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, she did not match Roth’s call to withdraw from Afghanistan at a debate, instead siding with Ribble, who said the government should continue to fund troops there.
The most recent McCormick TV ad is bizarre. While she emphasizes the need for smaller government, the theme of the ad is “level playing field.” She never explains what exactly that means. (Source: The Daily Page)
As Todd points out Jack Craver is spot on with this assessment. What I witnessed today also says a great deal. When I went to run errands this morning a guy was walking through the neighborhood with a bunch of McCormick yard signs he was looking to put up. Considering I didn’t see one McCormick sign in the neighborhood when I returned he obviously wasn’t too successful.
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