The hardest thing for me to do in any campaign is to ask people for a contribution. It truly goes against the way I was brought up, especially when I know how hard it is for people to pay their bills and make ends meet.
It is amazing that campaigns have become so costly for an office that doesn't even pay a salary. I guess that's how they prevent average people from running and representing those of us citizens who need our voices heard and our wallets protected.
Even though I have never lost a race for the State Senate, I have never had to spend much money in campaigns that I would win by a landslide. But times have changed, and while it is assumed that my Washington DC lobbyist opponent will spend upwards of $200,000 running against me, I will need less than half as much to assure my victory. Of course, all I really need is more votes. And if I can get 10,000 voters to contribute $5, I know from my past experiences that I can stretch it out to make sure I win. So instead of having lobbyists deciding how much money to take out of your wallets, I'll be your lobbyist in Santa Fe for a change.
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JOE CARRARO FOR STATE SENATE
PO BOX 65817
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 87193-5817