This is How You Win Elections

I’m happy to see that the DCC has someone who gets how to win an election: start work early.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said it began robo calls today in several districts where lawmakers have encountered questions over campaign finances or other ethics problems. In Florida, Reps. David Rivera of Miami and Vern Buchanan of Sarasota get the treatment.

“Hi, this is Clare calling on behalf of the DCCC. Did you know Congressman David Rivera received over one hundred thousand dollars in secret payments from his mother’s company? The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Public Corruption Bureau and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating Congressman Rivera for it,” reads the script, which also recounts an episode involving Rivera chasing down a truck that carried campaign material from his opponent.

from The Buzz

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2 Responses to This is How You Win Elections

  1. what what says:

    Esteemed professor, this is unrelated to this post but do you care to weigh in on what’s going on with online poker recently? Predictions for the future of online gambling?

  2. Just me says:

    This is what’s wrong with Democrats.

    Robocall: “Hi, this is Clare calling on behalf of the DCCC.”
    Me: “Who cares and why shouldn’t I hang up?” or just “Zzzzzzzz” (also, I probably hang up before “Clare” is done with the second “c” in D-C-C-C).
    Robocall: “Did you know Congressman David Rivera received over one hundred thousand dollars in secret payments from his mother’s company?”
    Me: “Payments from his mother? That doesn’t sound so awful. I’m done with this boring call.”

    If you’re going to sling mud, you have to get muddy. Start with something catchy like “Congressman David Rivera is under investigation for X,” and then go from there. As annoying as the “Hialeah’s Robaina” robocalls were, I listened to them from beginning to end. They caught my attention. The portion of the script quoted above doesn’t do the job.

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