It might seem early to be getting ready for the 2014 election, but in a district like the 3rd, with its powerful incumbent, it’s never too early!
We now have a new website URL. To reflect the new election, the new site is packardforcongress.com. Don’t worry if you have old bookmarks, because the old site address, packard2012.org will still work and will redirect you to this website.
We’ve also changed our Facebook, e-mail addresses and other basic info to reflect the new campaign focus.
Note that the name of the campaign committee is still “Steve Packard 2012″ and any checks or legal documents should still be addressed to “Steve Packard 2012.” Changing the committee name requires approval from the Federal Election Commission. We should be getting that very shortly!
Although the campaign has been suspended and Steve Packard will not be on the ballot, you can still vote for Steve Packard by write-in.
Unfortunately, due to the suspension of the campaign and the fact that the Republican party has, once again, failed to run a serious and viable candidate against Rosa Delauro, Delauro will almost certainly win the 2012 election. However, Steve Packard has already announced his intent to run in the 2014 election, and you can help by voting for him on Tuesday.
By writing in Steve Packard on your ballot, you’ll help demonstrate the level of grass roots support Steve already has. This will be a tremendous help when we seek endorsements and donations for the 2014 campaign and beyond.
Simply check the box for “Write in” and write “Steve Packard” in the last space for the US Congress section of the ballot.
I regret to inform everyone that as of now, we are suspending the campaign. The reason for this is, quite simply, that we have not received enough contributions to keep the campaign viable.
It is very difficult to keep a campaign going when not affiliated with a major party and we have simply run out of funds. I’m not rich, and I took on much of this burden myself. I can no longer shoulder this.
Of course, I greatly appreciate the contributions by those who did help us out.
We tried very hard and made some real progress, but at this point cannot afford to continue going.
If we can get some contributions, it is possible that this decision will be reversed. I sincerely hope that we may be able to resume the campaign soon, but that can’t happen unless we raise at least one to two thousand dollars in the next week or so.
We can always look forward to 2014.
And you can still vote for me, as I hope you will, by write-in on the ballots in the Third District.
For most Americans, the cost of fuel is an energy day expense that can’t be escaped. Recently the sharp rise in the cost of gasoline has become a huge burden on Americans and the US economy.
So why do we hear so little about this issue from politicians? If they mention it at all, they’ll usually just say that there’s nothing we can do about it, because it’s all just supply and demand. They may pass the blame to others, claiming that it’s all the fault of speculators or international petroleum companies
They are wrong. We CAN increase domestic supplies of fuel. We CAN decrease the cost of transportation of fuel. We CAN reduce uncertainty of future supplies and we CAN lower fuel prices now and secure lower prices for the future.