Kapanke Gaining Much Deserved Momentum
The graphic you see above is a screen shot from a chart I found on a Washington Post article today discussing the 2nd quarter fundraising efforts of candidates throughout the nation.
This is big news because it shows, for the first time in my 10-year political experience, that a challenger to Ron Kind actually raised more than the incumbent in this reporting cycle (Ron's $201,000 to Dan's $244,000).
While this clearly shows that Dan is doing an incredible job of building momentum it should not be taken as a sign that the election is wrapped up. Far from it. Ron Kind will use the $1.3 million that he has been able to collect over the years to buy campaign materials and advertising that will sugar coat his atrocious record and redefine history in an attempt to deceive the voters into re-electing him. Also, his allies in various liberal organizations will spend God only knows how much money to help defend his seat in Congress to prevent the common sense spending cuts and liberty-loving reforms that Dan believes in. Folks, let me warn you, when those organizations start spending their money in this race I guarantee it is going to be ugly so be prepared for the worst that Ron Kind's allies can dish out.
This campaign is far from over. These numbers verify and reinforce all of Dan's hard work throughout Western Wisconsin. It is a simple measurement that helps guage the strong foundation that Dan has already built for this campaign. If Dan can maintain this kind of momentum into October then I firmly believe that he will win this election and we will once again have a man of the people in Washington to represent our interests instead of the special interests. Thoughts of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" enter my mind and I simply cannot wait to see a common sense seed salesmen in the halls of Congress working on our behalf. What a wonderful moment in the history of our nation that will be. What an amazing example for our children to see that good people can help change our government for the better. Please visit Dan's site and join the movement.