Friday, July 22, 2005

We're Filed

Yesterday was the filing deadline for the petitions to get on the ballot. A major hurdle has been cleared! Now we can concentrate on the campaign and also fundraising. Last night went to a meeting of the Berea Republican Club, they had Ken Blackwell speak, it was essentially the same talk he gave when he was here in Lakewood, but when it came to the Q & A he stated some new ideas in which to combat the school funding and repealing the new corporate tax that the Ohio Legislature has passed.

I received an email from the Coleman for Governor campaign, he is a Democratic Candidate for Governor touting his ideas and platform, but what kind of bothered me is the way he was asking for contributions. In the information it stated how you would get a tax break.

From his website:
"Ohio law allows for a tax credit of $50 per individual or $100 per joint filers for those who make contributions to state office candidates. Because Mike Coleman is running for governor in 2006, you can get up to $50 off your state taxes in 2005 and in 2006 when you make donations to Coleman for Ohio. This is a tax credit. Meaning if you owe $400 in state taxes, and you make a $50 donation and take the credit, you then owe only $350. If you owe state taxes, the donation will not increase the amount of taxes you owe the state."
This just seems to be an odd way to ask for contributions.
Back to my campaign, we have double shifts scheduled this weekend to canvass. I am beginning to plan for the month of August, I am going to try an schedule 3 nights a week and continue with the double shifts on the weekends. There are a couple of special events in the City that will require me to make an appearance, so we will adjust the schedule accordingly.

Have a great Friday!

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