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Brakey Campaign Shattering State Fundraising Records

Hello DailyPaul,

For those who don't know me, my name is Eric Brakey and I was the Maine State Director for the 2012 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign. Now, I am running for Maine State Senate in a very competitive and very winnable seat.

I just wanted to share some great news with you all from the campaign trail. Ten months ahead of the November 2014 elections, our campaign is shattering fundraising record in the state due to the financial support of grassroots liberty activists and donors.

Read more below, and find out more about our campaign at http://www.BrakeyForSenate.com


Brakey Campaign Shatters Fundraising Records

AUBURN, ME - Eric Brakey, a Republican candidate for Maine State Senate District 20 (Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls), announced on Monday that his campaign has raised over $21,000 during the year 2013.

Brakey Campaign Chair, former State Senator Lois Snowe-Mello says, "Ten months ahead of the 2014 election, the Brakey Campaign has shattered all previous fundraising records for a Maine State Senate campaign at this point in an election cycle."

The previous record was held by former legislator Joseph Bruno, who raised $12,775.00 in 2003 for his State Senate campaign (according to Maine Ethics Commission records dating back to 2002). At the time, Bruno was the sitting two-term House Republican leader. In contrast, Brakey---who has nearly doubled Bruno's record---is a first-time candidate for public office.

"It is a good sign that there is strong support for our campaign to Restore Maine's Future," said Brakey. "I am very proud that we already have over 120 individual contributors, as well as contributors from every town in Senate District 20. I am especially proud that all our contributions come from hard-working people who care deeply about our great state. Not a single penny came from lobbyists or special interest groups."

A resident of New Gloucester, Eric Brakey has served for the last year on the New Gloucester Land Management Planning Committee. Professionally, Eric Brakey works for his family business, Brakey Energy, helping clients reduce energy costs and become energy efficient.

In Augusta, Brakey regularly testifies at legislative public hearings in favor of individual freedom, privacy rights, affordable energy, and welfare reform.

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Dont forget to

talk to C4L and other groups to help you spread the word. When Ron Paul ran last cycle I bought ads in the local coupon clippers promoting him, it was pretty cheap about $400 bucks to reach a whole city. You can also buy very cheap television advertising in the early am slots on television, and most channels will tape the commercial for you. Think outside the box and spread that money out as effectively as possible, and thank you for running, kick some ass!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Good Luck. :)

You seem like a good guy.

Nice Job Eric!

As a proud contributor to the campaign, I would like to encourage others, no matter where you may be from, to support the amazing work of Eric. His energy and devotion to the cause of liberty has already shaken Maine's political establishment. Not only that, but he's inspired many more to action on more occasions than one could count. Imagine how much he'll be able to accomplish with a seat in the Senate - liberty is rising.

I would encourage anyone with a spare dime to spare to visit his site, where energizing the campaign is as simple as 1,2,3:


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What I didn't hear you say...

is you want to return State legislatures to having a voice in the federal government. You can complain til the cows come home about out of control federal spending, but you have no authority to do anything. State legislators are more concerned about getting the money from Washington that State citizens have paid, rather than constraining Washington, thus keeping the circle going.
States cannot print money, thus have to be better stewards. It's best to get rid of the 16th and 17th Amendments and return to the States writing the check to Washington, keeping the money in the States, and funding only those delegated powers for the feds. It's the only civil way I can see to put a stop to an out of control federal government.

Undo what Wilson did


A rightful check on the federal government is state legislatures that exercise the right of nullification against bad laws. I believe in our State Legislatures saying "No!" to this out of control federal government. By electing more state legislators who will stand up, exercise the 10th Amendment, and nullify unconstitutional laws, we will begin to bring the beast of federal government under control.

Taking our country back,

on seat at a time! Congrads!

The Right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be Infringed!
"You cannot invade mainland America. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Admiral


Please keep us out-of-staters informed!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I second that

Please do keep us informed. Can people out-of-state contribute as well by the way?

Yes, you can donate here:


Limit is $375 for primary and another $375 for general election.

Thank you for asking

Thank you for giving people the link. Since it was asked, yes, anyone can donate as long as they are a US citizen. Contribution are always appreciated, and all funds raised will be put directly to work communicating with voters to win on election day.

Posted your site

to my Facebook, good luck bud.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!