Update: I missed the reference to the Republican Primary in Proud’s mailer. She must be a proud Republican
As a registered Independent I continue to get strange political mailers. I think the senders have to assume that there is a chance I’ll vote in the Republican primary, or can be persuaded to do so.
But there is something both amusing and odd about two I received today.
I got a chuckle from the slick, four-color, eight by eleven, mailer from Terri Proud. She’s running as a fiscal conservative and free market advocate. I assume she’s running as a Republican, although there is no mention of party affiliation. (Is it hell to be a Republican?)
Amusingly, there is also no mention of the position she’s running for, although we do know it’s the State House. I suppose the Arizona Free Enterprise Club must have believed that although I was a registered independent I cared enough to know which ‘danged’ district I was in. Nice picture of Terri, looking perky in her NRA cap.
The really odd mailer was a blast directed at “Payday Paton.” Nice looking brochure with the familiar pitch about bailing out loan sharks, accompanied by an unattractive pic of Paton that makes him look like a mouth breather.
Now here’s what’s odd: The mailer has been sent to me courtesy of the Arizona Democratic Party. What are we to think about this? Is the party assuming that Paton might win and would be a tougher opponent than warrior Kelly?
Do the Democrats up in Phoenix have access to poll data that shows hidden strengths in Paton and weaknesses in Kelly? Who knows?
Why spend this money now? It’s wasted bucks if Kelly wins and would be proven ineffective in the event of a Paton victory.
As a blast against Paton, in a Paton/Giffords contest, it could just as well have been sent more effectively after the election.