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Winning Iowa is Critical! The Importance of the Super Brochure Project

As Sofia put it on the Ron Paul Forums:

Out of all the weapons in our arsenal, this is the DEADLIEST...These brochures are like stealth bombers. The media can't see them coming!.....Just .55 each and mailed for you!

At this time, the Super Brochure has two active projects to reach voters in Iowa. The absolute deadline for these projects is Sunday Night! The brochures will then be trucked to Iowa on Monday to save on mailing costs.

  1. Iowa Independent Suptervoters (49,507 reached, 24% complete ) - DP thread on Independents
  2. Iowa Republican Supervoters (234,360 reached - 80% complete) - DP thread on Republicans

To learn how to personally reach out to voters in Iowa, watch this video:

http://youtu.be/JeBSTdb7Jtk

FAQ

Q: Why isn't there a way to buy NH precincts? Why have South Carolina and Nevada taken priority?

A: The lists are not free. Second, there is a lot of planning and work that goes into preparing and cleaning the list to check the validity of addresses, and to make sure that duplicates aren't sent out.

The Super Brochure guys are working their tails off to try to pull this project off. From morning until night - this is what they are working on, and it is all they're working on - non stop. They are putting EVERYTHING into it, personally and financially. However, resources are limited and must be managed wisely

So far, the community hasn't responded quite as expected to this project. The Independent Iowa list is only about 24% completed. It would only take about $70K to finish off the Independents, and then it would be possible to move on to NH. But NH is just 10 days after Iowa.

The question is: Does it make sense to make a big investment in the NH list, if 1) Iowa Independents are not done, and based on performance so far, 2) the NH list may not get done in time?

SC and NV are much further out, so there is more time to spread the word and hopefully get people to participate in the program.

Believe me, they're doing everything they can with the limited resources they have. I have been doing everything I can to promote their effort. Is everyone here doing everything they can to help finish off the Iowa Independents?

Why This Project is Important

Marketing anything, including a presidential candidate, requires as much exposure as possible. We want Iowa saturated with Ron Paul's message. The more people see of Ron Paul, the more they will pay attention. The more they pay attention, the more they will listen. The more they listen, the more votes Ron Paul will get. And winning Iowa is critical! It is the first and therefore most important battle.

The Official Campaign is doing an excellent job with media and outreach.

  • The commercials are great! They're a wonderful first point of contact. But they're only a soundbite - 30 seconds or one minute at most.
  • The phone banking is excellent! It is another, more extended point of contact with another human being, and a Ron Paul supporter. But this too is of a limited duration.

The Super Brochure does not supplant the good work that the official campaign is doing - it compliments it.

The Super Brochure represents a potential third point of contact, and one of unlimited duration! Recipients can spend hours reading the material, and researching Ron Paul on their own with the links and resources provided in the brochure.

Have you seen it? The brochure itself is stunningly beautiful. The love and care that has gone into this project is truly inspiring. The pictures, the information and the resources have been painstakingly chosen for maximum effect.

Yes, the information in the brochure is old hat to us old hands here at the Daily Paul. But remember what it was like to learn about Ron Paul for the first time? It was the beginning of a journey.

For just 55 cents, you can potentially launch a fellow American onto that same journey of inspiration, education and discovery - the same journey you embarked on.

Somewhere, somehow, you woke up and were able to Ron Paul's message. The world has been a different place ever since.

The Super Brochure can be a doorway for someone else, someone who hasn't yet seen the light, and doesn't know the light of Liberty and freedom. Think of it as a Christmas gift for the extended Ron Paul family in Iowa.

There are new supporters out there waiting for us! They don't know they're supporters yet, but we know they are out there. We cannot leave them out in the cold. We have to reach them somehow.

It is such an important project. Erik and Curt have put their names and personal fortunes on the line for this, and their excitement is sustaining them as they are working, working, working around the clock.

Thank you for everything you do in the cause of Liberty.

Now if you could, please help us reach the remaining Independent Voters of Iowa!

Next Iowa Project

The third project, for lack of a better name (feel free to suggest one!), is called "Cases for Kids", or "Boxes for Brothers" (lol!).

This is an effort to send 500 cases of Super Brochures for the college kids descending on Iowa to distribute during their Christmas Vacation with Ron Paul. More information on this is coming soon.

Other Ways to Contribute.

  • If you'd like your own supply of Super Brochures to distribute in your area, or use as an insert in your local newspaper, visit Ron Paul Products
  • and get a case or two. They're 12" x 12" x 6", and so packed with brochures that they weigh 28 lbs!

  • Please help spread the word on Facebook & Twitter.
  • Call your friends, relatives, neighbors and Meetup groups. Ask them to sponsor one precinct, or more if they can afford it. Contact 3 Ron Paul supporters, and don't let them off the phone until they've bought a precinct!

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These May Be 64 cents to Mail out instead of 44 cents

Not trying to alarm anyone, but I went to the window of my post office to drop off some superbrochures that I already put 44 cent stamps on. The lady seemed very honest and measured the superbrochure, and told me that because it is such a large size, according to the criteria she uses, it would be 64 cents to mail. I asked her if I just dropped it into the box, if it would be overlooked, and let through at 44 cents each, and she said that it was indeed a possibility.

I mailed some the other day at 44 cents...I hope that they make it through. I'm not going to mail any more until I know for sure.

Can you let me know if it should really be 44 cents, or 64 cents. We don't want a whole bunch of these coming back.

Again this may be nothing, but I've spent alot of money on these, and want to make sure they go where they're intended.

Thanks again for this great program (I mean this sincerely). Just let us know if the 44 cents is adequate.

--Joe in Maryland

Only 7 more Republican Counties left!

Dickinson
Johnson
Jones
linn
Pottawattamie
Scott
and Story

Only 2 precincts in dickison, and 5 in jones left to clean those counties up. And then let's make sure we at least finish Scott County.

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Only 3 left in Jones! Still

Only 3 left in Jones! Still just 2 in Dickinson. Let's finish them up at least.

Looks like the chip-in guy bought several of the highest cost ones in Scott. Awesome!

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75% coverage

of the total Independent and Republican voters so far!
If my math is correct, according to the Super Brochure website, there are a combined total of 502,076 voters being targeted. Per the website, we have covered 376,244. That is 75%.
What a group! A few more hours to go, so let's shoot for 100%.
Congrats to all.

Ron Paul 2012

On the Republican Campaign we only have 9 counties left!

•Cerro Gordo and Butler look done! (Cerro Gordo's an option, but when you click there's no precincts.) There are only 9 counties that are left.

Dallas
Dickinson
Dubuque
Johnson
Jones
linn
Pottawattamie
Scott
and Story

We only need about $8,000 totally to catch all of these.

Which of these should we start targetting first.

Tracy

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Dallas is DONE

Paid for the Last Dallas precinct as soon as I got up this morning. Also bought 4 Polk Independent precincts. thnks again to ALL who donated to the ChipIn!

For Liberty, Peace and Prosperity;

Auric Monet

Iowa Chipin. Proof of donations.

I see that the Iowa Chipin has raised over $2000 and I was about to donate myself, however the name Heekin, D does not show on the Iowa donor list, and David H only shows one time for a buy of 377.
Can we have some proof of donations? I don't want to sound negative or untrusting, but I'd like some assurance my money is going where I expect it to before donating.
Thanks,
eb

Proof - The Best I know how to do

Web Accept Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #45A179978D040232G)

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Name:
kimberly glover (The recipient of this payment is Verified)
Email:
sales@ronpaulproducts.com

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Total amount:
-$773.85 USD
Fee amount:
$0.00 USD
Net amount:
-$773.85 USD

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Item amount:
$773.85 USD
Sales Tax:
$0.00 USD
Shipping:
$0.00 USD
Handling:
$0.00 USD
Quantity:
1

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Item Title:
IA-Plymouth Precincts:AK+LM13+HT+KL+RM
Item Number:
AK+LM13+HT+KL+RM
Date:
Dec 9, 2011
Time:
12:01:09 PST
Status:
Completed

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Shipping Address:
Jay Wilkerson

United States
Confirmed

For Liberty, Peace and Prosperity;

Auric Monet

This list says he made

This list says he made several:

http://www.ronpaulbrochure.com/ronpaul_patriots.php?st=II&st...

David H. 483 6 Dec 11
David H. 1348 8 Dec 11
David H. 410 6 Dec 11
David H. 484 6 Dec 11
David H. 235 6 Dec 11
David H. 366 6 Dec 11

It looks like you were looking at the Republicans list which is below:

http://www.ronpaulbrochure.com/ronpaul_patriots.php?st=IA&st...

Thanks

Thanks for that link. On the Iowa page there was only the link showing the list of 1003 donors, which showed David H. only once.
The list of donors to Independents in Iowa seems to be well hidden on the site.

np

it's actually on the bottom right corner of this page:

www.superbrochure.com

Look where it says, "View All Patriots Precinct Mailings"

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What if we are over-killing

What if we are over-killing Iowa and not focusing enough on New Hampshire. If we are reaching close to 300K voters in Iowa... that seems like a lot.

Almost finished for Iowa Republican Super Voters.

Iowa Republican counties under $500.

Buchanan - 3 Precincts left - $279.40
Delaware - 4 Precincts left - $309.65
Harrison - 4 Precincts left - $311.30
Cherokee - 3 Precincts left - $377.30
Cass - 5 Precincts left - $470.25
Guthrie - 3 Precincts left - $480.15

TOTAL $2,228.05

Iowa Republican counties under $1,000.

Cedar - 6 Precincts left - $693.55
Clinton - 7 Precincts left - $764.50
Plymouth - 5 Precincts left - $773.85
Mills - 7 Precincts left - $782.65
Jones - 10 Precincts left - $795.85
Cerro Gordo - 5 Precincts left - $807.95
Dickinson - 5 Precincts left - $936.10

TOTAL $5,554.45

Iowa Republican counties $1,000+

Dubuque - 10 Precincts left - $1,120.90 - Population - 89,000
Johnson - 16 Precincts left - $1249.05 - Population - 111,000
Woodbury - 12 Precincts left - $1,460.25 - Population - 104,000
Dallas - 7 Precincts left - $1574.10 - Population - 40,000
Story - 23 Precincts left - $2747.25 - Population - 80,000
Pottawattamie - 24 Precincts left - $3,550.25 - Population - 88,000
Scott - 40 Precincts left - $5,896.55 - Population - 159,000
Linn - 61 Precincts left - $7,800.65 - Population - 191,000

TOTAL $25,399.00

Now less than $33,181.50 for Republican Super Voters.
21 Counties left to finish out of 99 = 78 Completed Counties.
Less than 265 Precincts left to purchase.

Whatever happened to New

Whatever happened to New Hampshire? Why has South Carolina and Nevada taken priority???

Michael Nystrom's picture

It is not that SC & NV have taken priority...

It is just that there is more time to fill them.

NH is one week after IA, and the Iowa Independents aren't filled.

The lists are not free. We'd like to close up the IA Independent list first, but at the rate that it is going, it doesn't leave much time to fill NH.

I have addressed this fully, here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/191292/super-brochure-nevada-now-ma...

Does this make sense?

He's the man.

I don't think SC should be part of our strategy as grassroots.

I personally think S.C. is a lost cause at this point. Ron Paul hasn't even spent much time there.

I am curious why this was chosen as a priority as well and would like to see us knock out New Hampshire.

Were you unable to obtain the lists for New Hampshire?

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We know that we took Nevada Last Time Around!

SO maybe Placing High in Nevada would be the best Bet as that will spring victory into the MSM and we can ride that into the Super Tuesday!

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I think relying exclusively

I think relying exclusively on PayPal is a mistake. This is the only reason I haven't contributed yet. PayPay for whatever reason isn't compatible with my AmericanExpress card and to transfer funds from a bank account it takes 3-5 business days. If there was a simple direct Credit Card payment option I would have donated several times by now. To add to it, I keep forgetting my paypal account and I have a feeling that many who may want to contribute are confronted with a PayPal login and give up either because they don't want to create an account or don't understand what PayPal is. Having a simple direct payment option just like the official campaign sight would be much better.

Or even yet why not BitCoins for Paul! (jk)

Funds are transferred from your bank account immediately! Been

using it for years.

Just wondering..

The math is exactly .55cents each,, Who's eating the PayPal fees? Or has paypal waived the fees?

RP Super Brochure's picture

Ron Paul Products covers the Pay Pal fees

Everything is covered in the.55 cents

Perhaps it's just me...

but I do believe the following thread should take priority and stay on the front page:

Super Brochure Project Phase II: Iowa Independents! 44,361 Reached! Now Targeting: Black Hawk

And the reason? Because when people see the actual numbers in the headline, it draws more attention to the need to get those brochures out, just like with the money bombs tickers.

The fact that this current thread doesn't have it in big numbers makes it look less important and I suspect it will likely decrease the amount of purchases.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ok will do.

I think you are right.

Thank you.

He's the man.

Before you spend money on Super Brochures...

Please consider donating to the campaign as first priority. They REALLY need the funds. Unless you're maxed out and you're family members are maxed out then and only then go ahead w/ SuperBrochures.

Why isn't mailing open to New

Why isn't mailing open to New Hampshire, shouldn't they be our next priority????

Just bought my first precinct....

Pretty easy interface. I hope to see them all bought up at some point. I don't see any other campaigns doing this sort of thing which bodes well for us. Let's canvas this state!

Less than $35,000 to finish Iowa Republican Super Voters.

Iowa Republican counties under $500.

Delaware - 4 Precincts left - $309.65
Harrison - 4 Precincts left - $311.30
Cass - 5 Precincts left - $470.25
Cherokee - 4 Precincts left - $478.50
Guthrie - 3 Precincts left - $480.15

Iowa Republican counties under $1,000.

Buchanan - 7 Precincts left - $539.55
Cedar - 6 Precincts left - $693.55
Cerro Gordo - 5 Precincts left - $807.95
Jones - 10 Precincts left - $795.85
Mills - 8 Precincts left - $925.10
Dickinson - 5 Precincts left - $936.10
Clinton - 8 Precincts left - $872.85
Plymouth - 6 Precincts left - $996.05

Iowa Republican counties $1,000+

Johnson - 16 Precincts left - $1249.05 - Population - 111,000
Dubuque - 12 Precincts left - $1,337.05 - Population - 89,000
Woodbury - 14 Precincts left - $1747.90 - Population - 104,000
Dallas - 8 Precincts left - $1687.95 - Population - 40,000
Story - 23 Precincts left - $2747.25 - Population - 80,000
Pottawattamie - 25 Precincts left - $3,652.00 - Population - 88,000
Scott - 40 Precincts left - $5,896.55 - Population - 159,000
Linn - 62 Precincts left - $7,904.60 - Population - 191,000

Now less than $34,893.65 for Republican Super Voters.
21 Counties left to finish out of 99 = 78 Completed Counties.
Less than 275 Precincts left to purchase.

Woodbury and Plymouth are

Woodbury and Plymouth are probably higher priority w/ the debate there coming around the corner.

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