Monday, August 18, 2008

Money Matters

Money matters in politics. Under our system of government, candidates must find the resources they need to get out their critical Republican message.

The process of raising funds can be time-consuming, arduous, and downright painful. But, those that do it well are generally the most successful in politics. Before I became a Judge, many candidates sought out my advice. Unfortunately, my first piece of advice always revolved around fundraising. The candidate that fundraises well wins elections. The candidate that does not typically fails. There are no great "secrets" to raising money. It is a sales approach just like any other. The product you are selling is yourself and our cause. Relationships matter.

The Hamilton County Republican Party has generally raised sufficient funds to run a downtown headquarters, employee full-time staff, and help candidates whenever possible. It has been a source of strength for our local party and the tradition of giving to the Party began long before I arrived as Chairman and will continue long after I am gone.

Nevertheless, this is a challenging year for Republicans. Raising the funds we need to get out our message is more important than ever. To that end, we are hosting a very important fundraising event this Thursday, August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the home of George and Kim Vincent (8150 Varner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45243). The funds raised at this event will go to support all of our programs including an increasingly expensive absentee mail piece and to assist our candidates in the many challenging races we face. Can we count on your support? Please call Maggie Nafziger at 513.381.5454 or email her for more information and to give us your help.

Thank you!