New Ben Emery for Congress political ad

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “New Ben Emery for Congress political ad”

  1. Electing a congressperson is a process of collectively hiring this person to be a part of a body that makes the most important decisions about our country. Candidates should demonstrate competence and a thoughtful plan of action. If Ben weren’t the same as all the rest he would publish his resume’ for starters. His campaign ad wouldn’t just list his opinions. It would outline how he planned to work in concert with others to bring about the agenda he represents and show why he is capable of doing that.

    1. Somehow this popped up when I looked into a campaign piece.

      I forgot how much Greg Zaller is removed from reality.

      Greg, I believe it was 24 seconds we had to present a message. My website was full of everything you asked for. Take a few minutes and research candidates.

      After a Kyle Magin or something like along those lines wrote another hit piece without doing any research this article was written. Although, no apology was given the piece outlines some of the big problems many people have no idea about with campaigns. From February – November we raised a total of $14,000, much of that in the last 2-3 months. The deadline for ballot statement, which I was advised to not bother with by a professional campaign manager, was early August. I forget the total, but it would have taken 100% of our raised funds of the entire campaign to put a short ballot statement.


      “In early August when the candidate statements were due, the grassroots campaign was “hand to mouth,” Emery said Friday. He didn’t have the money to pay for statements in every county pamphlet in the nine-county 4th District, he added.

      In Nevada County, candidates are charged a flat fee of $75 plus $0.025 for every voter in the district, said Senior Assistant Clerk-Recorder Beth Goodrich.

      All of Nevada County is within District 4, so the congressional candidates each would have to pay $1,605.45 for the statement, Goodrich said.

      Other counties charge fees under similar formulas, Goodrich said. In Placer County, with about 196,000 voters in the 4th Congressional District, the candidates each would have to pay $4,050 to have their statements printed, she added.

      The district also covers all or part of Sierra, Plumas, Modoc, Lassen, Butte, El Dorado and Sacramento counties, with nearly 589,000 people 18 years old or older in 2009, according to the most recent U.S. Census information.”

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