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I've been asked to do a thread on game theory and ranked choice voting.

In most races, whomever gets the most votes wins...but this leaves you with a person <1/2 of voters like - Maine knows this situation well.

Voters get pitted against each other yelling "spoiler!!!!"
Enter ranked choice voting.

RCV eliminates vote splits, and instead of yelling at people to GET OUT of the race, you get to weight all of the folks in the race - voting for the candidate(s) you really want to win first.
We have RCV for primaries and general for federal races.

If there is an incumbent that several groups would prefer not in office, it's beneficial to have 2 strong candidates challenging the incumbent instead of 1.

What? Won't that limit resources? That's not the problem.
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You're correct, I'm not accepting campaign contributions. It was an April Fool's joke.

However, if you want me to run for Senate...you can make that part real. It will take a little bit from each of you in the most crowd-sourced campaign possible.
Here's what we are up against:

Susan Collins has about 500k followers on twitter alone.

She has access to near-unlimited financial resources.

Susan has a very favorable relationship with the media (particularly local) and can get any TV/radio/newspaper coverage she wants.

😬
Wait, Tiffany, you aren't taking money - how the heck can you combat that?

You. The person reading this tweet. Be an advocate.

Take 5 minutes a week to RT, like, comment, share.

If you see anyone talking about Susan, tell them the good stuff - #Readthebill, #MaineRaising
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This week has been so entirely soul-sucking and gross. Let's find ourselves again. Will you help me help Maine?

If you are angry, sad, and miss politics feeling human, do a #MaineRaising.

Do one or both of the following (and pass it on) - we make make politics kind together...
Go shopping!

Buy anything from any small business anywhere in Maine.

When you shop, use the special instructions/comments to let them know I sent you, make sure to add #MaineRaising.

Screen shot your message and share your #MaineRaising on social media to help it spread.
Want to make a teacher feel like they've gotten lucky for St. Patrick's Day?

Let's help clear some projects.

Mrs. Netzer has a donor match, needs $83 to help with Math. Can you throw $5 at this project?

Mention #MaineRaising in your after-donation note.
donorschoose.org/project/game-o…
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I'd like to send my big THANK YOU out to everyone today.

I left last week to the men to celebrate or lick wounds.

I started with 2 goals, both accomplished:

βœ”οΈ Incumbent no longer making law

βœ”οΈ Find a way to make campaigning not suck while getting $ OUT

#mepolitics #TWPSB
Quick recap of what we accomplished.

Final 1st round vote count looks like 16,260; 5.73% of the votes.

I spent <$800 of my own money, accepted no campaign contributions (probably <$750, I rounded up on stamps - I'd rather estimate high).

<$.05 per vote.

#TWPSB #mepolitics
We problem-solved to fix all the things we don't like about politics.

🚫NO CAMPAIGN SIGNS!
Bad for the planet, expensive and annoying.

πŸ‘ŠInstead we made our own or had signs that could be downloaded, printed on a regular printer, taped in windows, then recycled.

#TWPSB
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Check out the newest #MaineRaising!

It's starting to get chilly in #Maine.

Instead of contributing to my campaign, contribute to one of the organizations that helps struggling Mainers make it through our gorgeous but brisk winters.

#MaineRaising4Bond #TWPSB #mepolitics
If #MaineRaising online, this is how you note the campaign.
If you are mailing in a check for your #MaineRaising, here is an example. Please make sure to include a note that your contribution is for heat.
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Hey #mepolitcs...Since I'm stuck for a bit, want to go with me on a journey?

Let's picture what the job and future elections looks like if I win.

Aka, what can you expect from a rep who does not perma-campaign.

#TWPSB
In this hypo traditional campaigning requires around $1+ million per year to get and/or keep a house seat (plus all the other energy you have to expend to keep the peanut gallery PACs happy).

Let's assume they're at it 5 days/week and take a couple weeks off per year.

#TWPSB
$1,000,000/50/5 = $4,000/day

Whew, that's a fundraising nut!

How much energy do you think it takes to rake in an extra $500 each work hour while doing important stuff like making laws?

That's more per hour than you make for the actual job. How would you prioritize?

#TWPSB
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Hey #mepolitics, I found my inspiration for a #SundaySoapbox a day late. It's a holiday, right?

I had someone compare me to @BarackObama last week and minutes ago I had someone reference hope and change.

Let's talk about hope and change.
Change I'm all for, we'll get back to that.

Let's start with hope.

I have to confess, I don't love hope.

Hope...can be kind of a dick.

It teases you.

You *think* something maybe, kind of can happen.

If you just hope enough it'll be right?

MUST. HOPE.

#SundaySoapbox
It's probably my family law background.

Too many really lovely people hoping for their partner, child, parent, etc to be the person they could be if that partner, child, parent, etc if they only changed, which of course they have no desire and/or resources to do.

#SundaySoapbox
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I....am on the front page of a paper.

This is a surreal moment for someone who is attention-adverse.

Also, my license plate made the front page πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#mepolitics
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If you like the article, trying something new in politics, or feel generous - come join my twitter thread to #cleartheprojects and #representeducation.

For this #MaineRaising, scroll to the end, donate, leave a campaign note, share.

#mepolitics
Ok, I just looked at the photos used. I am really frugal with sunglasses. I've managed to keep that same pair for around 15 years. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Hey #mepolitics - Ready for another round of #SeeMaineWithTiffany?

Who wants to guess where I was today?
There were many apples, a wagon ride and delighted bees.

#SeeMaineWithTiffany
The views were amazing!

#SeeMaineWithTiffany
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Hey #mepolitics -

Ready for a #SundaySoapbox?

Tonight I'd like to discuss "career politicians", and how we should maybe rethink that term.

It gets treated like a bad phrase. We're doing it wrong.

I *want* people in politics to see legislation as a career. Let's discuss.
How do we treat careers if we are serious about them?

We strive for proficiency, keep up on continuing education and try to do a good job...even when no one else is looking, because it is satisfying to be competent and well-respected at your career.

#SundaySoapbox #mepolitics
I regularly hear people advocate for term limits. For some elected roles? Sure.

For Congress? No.

But whyyyyyyy? Won't it get out the crummy reps? No. It will get us *more* crummy reps that are crummier.

Huh? Let me explain.

#SundaySoapbox #mepolitics
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When I have days that are too much, I try to find a positive way to channel my reaction to "too muchness".

Ladies & gents, let's invent the #MaineRaising #SundayScavengerHunt!

Today are you mad? Sad? Outraged? Disappointed? Looking for a happy outlet? Want to help others?
This is our area.

Let's see how many towns we can find that sell hand-crafted soaps.

The names of all the towns can be found here:

maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2…

There are 375 named municipalities in Maine's 2nd congressional district πŸ˜‚

#MaineRaising #SundayScavengerHunt
Spend only what you can afford.

If you can't shop, please share this #MaineRaising #SundayScavengerHunt.

Don't forget to include a note and tweet about your purchase.
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New #MaineRaising!

Instead of giving $ to my campaign, help #ME02.

Change $ spent on nasty ads to special interest stories on the news about helping our community. It's the story politics is missing.

Join in, from anywhere, and change politics.

#mepolitics #bond2018 #TWPSB
Let's use this #MaineRaising to help support those struggling with addiction.

Prefer to help with food insecurity instead of donating to addiction support?

Go retro with the last #MaineRaising!

If you are more of a shopper, try a shop #MaineRaising. Support this campaign by supporting small business in #ME02.

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Where is everyone going for #OpenFarmDay?

There are around 100 farms across #Maine participating in the 29th annual event. Support #smallbusiness and agriculture by coming out!

maine.gov/dacf/ard/marke…
Very first farm in the #OpenFarmDay brochure has...a winery. Somone want to tell @Governor_LePage that we should be exporting wines as well as importing them?

#mepolitics
So much fun on #OpenFarmDay!

Our first stop was From The Country Farm. No online ordering, but you should absolutely do a #MaineRaising with a phone order. Amazing soaps, lotions and goat cheese.

#SeeMaineWithTiffany
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Wow. I woke up to a lot of notifications.

I would like to sincerely thank @redistrict for his highly dismissive tweet and point out to @CookPolitical what Dave is missing in this race by skimming candidates with a (hopefully brief) #sundaysoapbox.
I have a pretty niche skill set in a lot of ways - I'm grabbing skills that apply to Congress specifically.

I like reading bills (I know, right?)

I can translate said bills into mostly plain english

I am decent at recognizing unintended consequences before they hit
I tell the truth and deliver those truths in ways most people can hear it

I don't try to change people

I'm not shiny or polished, and don't want to be

I am not financially motivated

I am constitent and unapologetic in my beliefs, shifting only when data or perspective shifts
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Time for a new shop #MaineRaising.

Tired of being hit up for $? Shop instead!

Support my congressional run by buying self-care items from a #Maine seller. Our economy gets better, you get great stuff.

Show off your lotions, balms, soaps!

#buymaine4bond #mepolitics #ME02
Feeling extra noble?

Contribute to organizations that work to support those struggling with food insecurity.

#MaineRaising

Make sure to include a personal note about the campaign with your #MaineRaising!
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Today's challenge - write a letter to the editor for your local paper with what you like about the campaign.

Not in #ME02? That's fine! Help introduce the world to #MaineRaising, and encourage your local politicians to think outside the box.

#bond2018 #TWPSB
Here is your out of area sample:

Everyone should check out this new way of campaigning Tiffany Bond is doing in Maine. She focuses financial resources back to the community instead of campaign ads. We should do this here! Check it out bond2018.com

#bond2018 #TWPSB
If your letter gets published, tag the campaign! This isn't just Maine. It's all of us. Let's reinvent how we do politics and create a way for ethical, qualified middle class people to participate.

#bond2018 #TWPSB
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Now accepting pissed off volunteers.

Contributions starting at 5 minutes or $5 per week. Shoes optional.

Inquire within.

#bond2018 #TWPSB #DoNOTunderestimateWomen
Join me @RoArquette.

2018 will be better with a relationship mortician in your feed.

Come for the bill shreds, stay for the momisms.
In the interest of brevity, I have caused concern.

$5 per week comes in 2 #MaineRaising forms:

1. Contribution to charity (see pinned tweet)

2. Save it up and buy something once a month fron the district.

Still no $ to me. Still not for sale.

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voted for #HR620

Want to see what's in it?

#Readthebill #mepolitics #TWPSB #bond2018
Seems innocuous. It's a short bill.

Promotes education? Sounds good
Clarify? Well, seems reasonable
Notice and cure? That seems like a prudent course

Why are people all upset?
Our first hint that something more nefarious is afoot comes pretty swiftly. Reform is a strong word for the title given the description. Adding a little education, clarification and a notice/cure seems fairly wimpy to earn a bold word like "reform".
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