Here is a grassroots update from ’06 races: Just got emails today from both the Gary Black and the Brian Kemp campaigns.
Black’s message: “Congressman Linder endorses Gary Black for Agriculture” — Black website
From Kemp campaign: “Kemp Starts 06 Campaign With Over1,000 Grassroots Supporters” — Kemp website
These aren’t any major announcements, but I found it interesting that I haven’t heard from Perdue, Cagle, Reed, Stevens, or Handel via grassroots communications in, well … I’m not sure how long it has been. I would say that you can just check out their websites for more information, but with the exception of Cagle’s site, I don’t think any of the other candidates, as well as the GAGOP have any kind of updated event, news, or policy information from the past 4 weeks.
In a couple of months, a lot of these candidates are going to have to start spending beaucoup cash on things like direct mail, radio, tv, etc, so why not take advantage of less expensive strategies like direct email. Moreover, if you are most likely paying for a website and staff members, why not get one of your staffers, interns, or volunteers to make daily updates? It’s pretty bad when the Ag Candidates are leading the way in online grassroots …