I like the Stace Nelson/Gordon Howie/Lora Hubbel wing of the South Dakota Republican Party. I keep hoping they’ll get serious and run a viable statewide candidate who can put the screws to the establishment wing of their party for acting like crony capitalists instead of adhering to the real conservative principles of the Republican Party.
Bob Mercer’s profile of Lora Hubbel shows she won’t make that happen. The repeat gubernatorial candidate says she’s organizing earlier this time, but…
How she’s raising money
“I haven’t even started yet,” Hubbel said. She planned to “flip” three re-possessed houses she bought and use the proceeds as seed money. But that hasn’t worked out.
She showed photos on her phone of one place, its rooms crammed with empty plastic bottles, including the spot where the former resident slept atop them. She’s been busy cleaning the mess.
“I couldn’t even hire somebody to do it,” she said [Bob Mercer, “Hubbel Hopes to Root out Corruption with Governor Run,” Rapid City Journal].
If you’re not raising money, you’re not organizing. And you don’t finance campaigns with gimmicks like flipping houses or raffles or anything else. You mail, call, and knock on the doors of everyone on your mailing list and ask for money. You expand you mailing list and ask those people, too. You get hundreds of people to literally invest in your campaign, thank them profusely, spend that money wisely, then show them what real work you’ve done with their money and ask for more.
If you really want to root out corruption, Lora, you’ve got to have money to get out the word and get people to vote for you. Forget the houses; start stamping envelopes and making calls!