Need Help - Liberty Candidate Rejoins Race for ND State House!Submitted by rudys_fire on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 09:41
If anyone can, I just re-entered this race and thus starting again at $4.00 in my warchest with just over 60 days to go, as compared to the other candidates. Can you help me hit the ground running?
In June 2012, it was DailyPaul which helped me out-raise my opponents in the primary. I'm back again.
We're doing a week long $5,000 moneybomb. I can win this race.
I am excited to announce that I have rejoined the race for District 42 House. It was YOU, the activists of DailyPaul, that carried almost all of the weight of my campaign. Because of YOU, I was able to compete in the primary, falling short by just 1% and actually winning two of the four precincts in the district.
Please BUMP Up if you can!
Below is the Press Release, also posted in the Grand Forks Herald http://mobile.grandforksherald.com/page/article/id/243662/ which explains the situation:
Recently, District 42 House Candidate Josh Scrheiner has stepped down as a competitor for the November 6th general election.
On the evening of August 23rd, the District 42 Executive Committee held an emergency meeting and unanimously voted to nominate Mike Peterson as the officially endorsed Republican replacement candidate.
Mike Peterson is a former Republican primary candidate in the June 12th election. Although losing by just 20 votes, he still managed to win 2 out of the 4 precincts.
While he acknowledges it is not the most ideal circumstances to run on, Mike Peterson is eager to join the race once again.
“I wish the best for Josh and offer my thoughts and prayers for the trying time for him and his family in what they may be going through. I’ve always had respect for him as an individual and what he has stood for. I am however, excited to re-enter this race and my message is the same as it has been previously: I stand for limited government, fiscal responsibility and the protection of life at all stages.”
Mike Peterson, a native of Grand Forks, is an employee of Options: Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living in East Grand Forks, a small business owner and serves on the Grand Forks Young Professionals Committees for Marketing and Community Involvement.
Thanks to you guys, you kept me competitive in the Primary albeit falling short by just 1%. Now, we have a very real chance of winning and some big names are behind this candidacy, including a former State GOP Chair, former District 42 Rep, City councilman and other notable conservatives throughout the state.
I would love to celebrate and relish the opportunity that finally, I'm an endorsed candidate after spending most of this year trying However, due to the short notice, I need big help to hit the ground running as I'm very certain the other candidates have a good amount to begin with.
Can you help me out once again? You can go here to donate securely: http://peterson42.com/Donate.html