Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It’s Election Day! – Remember to Vote

It’s Election Day! – Remember to Vote

It has now been a year and a half since RJ Harris began his campaign. We’ve truly been a grassroots campaign and we’ve stuck to our guns, refused money from special interests, refused to waiver on constitutional positions, and we’ve reached thousands of voters with RJ’s message. We’ve also refused to resort to personal attacks or mudslinging; we’ve been running against Tom Cole the Representative, not Tom Cole the Man.

Going into the last two months of the campaign, we saw a tremendous increase in support and volunteer activity. The uprising of the constitutional conservative movement is alive and well as we saw quite clearly. There are so many people to thank that it’s easier to thank you all for everything you’ve done. There’s a spirit in the air that smells a lot like the founding fathers, and your committed efforts to this campaign and the cause of liberty will not go unrewarded in life or death. You are all true patriots of the old republic and friends of liberty; our founders would be proud.

This race is truly the story of the “underdog.” You have an entrenched career politician whose been an expert in political games for decades, who has more than half a million dollars, and who is in a position of incumbency with all the perks of free press, congressional-budget-paid mailers, and massive name recognition. Then you have RJ Harris, a 19yr veteran, former small business owner, OU Philosophy graduate and OU law student. RJ had zero name recognition, zero money, zero political experience, and zero help from the Republican Party (at least at first). So we began a campaign for RJ in January 2009, kicked up his web presence, worked up his positions on the issues, began attending every Republican Party event, Tea Party events, 912 Project events, and any other politically-related events we could find. RJ gave hundreds of speeches, met with thousands of voters, and gave a message of liberty that spread like wildfire among the grassroots.

This underdog story would then take another turn when the election crept closer and closer and we realized that our goal of reaching $100,000, which we calculated as being the necessary figure to fully disseminate our message, was beyond reach. But, having risen over $62,000 and with the help of passionate and motivated patriots canvassing their precincts and phone calling consistent voters, we overcame this set back. This isn’t all. Next, with all of the other cards stacked against us, we get word that RJ’s unit will be deployed for the Afghanistan surge and he’d be unavailable in the closing weeks of the campaign. Despite consultation that RJ should just “get out now,” we took a hard look at this race and the state of our country and said NO WAY! We’ve come too far and fought too long, the constituents of the 4th district deserve constitutional conservative representation and we will not sit back and watch as the incumbent continues to shred our constitution.

So here we are… it’s a true “David vs. Goliath” story and we are absolutely confident that we’ve accomplished what we’ve set out to do. While RJ is training for deployment today, preparing to fight for our liberty one more time, please remember to go out and vote for him so he can begin his next fight for our liberty in the U.S. Congress. Tell your friends, neighbors, and family to VOTE TODAY!

You can find your polling location here http://www.ok.gov/elections/ppl/index.php

The campaign will be holding a Watch Party at Earls Rib Palace (920 Southwest 25th Street, Moore - (405) 793-7427). RJ will be attending the Howard Houchen Watch Party and we will see him live via Skype video feed at the campaign Watch Party. We hope you will join us.


Jonathan Gibbons
Campaign Manager
RJ Harris 2010

Promo Videos:

The Final Countdown - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zicL3fUYxEk&feature=fvst
Just Three Months to go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9ztpDz17MM

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