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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:

โœ”๏ธ Incumbent no longer making law

โœ”๏ธ 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.

๐ŸšซNO CAMPAIGN SIGNS!
Bad for the planet, expensive and annoying.

๐Ÿ‘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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Let's have a chat #mepolitics.

While I was Downeast with my boys enjoying Milbridge and not being online there was a conversation about me it was interesting to read.

Rather than reply to all the tweets, I'll give you a #SundaySoapbox for #TWPSB.

Side note for those who have never run for office - super weird to read about yourself on twitter.

It's like being at your own funeral and sitting in on the after eulogy chatter by the shrimp dip.

#TWPSB
The way my head works may never be gratifying or specific in the ways @ASFried is looking for. I think it may one day work for @CollinsWatch, though I would imagine I would have much less exciting material than Susan.

I do believe it will work for Maine.

#TWPSB
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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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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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...want to see what's in it?

I'll only have time to read one tonight, so let's do H. Res. 724

#ReadtheBill #mepolitics #ME02 #Bond2018 #TWPSB
Disclaimer, I do not work in employment law. Were I actually voting on this bill, I would phone a friend(s) to make sure I am not missing anything. First page is nothing sensational - title, sponsors, etc.
P. 2 - There are a lot of references throughout that reference the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, without appropriate citations or specificity. A bit sloppy to me. A good use of staff is looking up references for efficient bill reading, it shouldn't take this long.
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This level of attention is what you should expect from congress when they are discussing our laws.

#mepolitics #TWPSB #Readthebill #bond2018
We should not elect ANYONE who does not demonstrate a capacity to read laws and does not appear to enjoy doing so. That's *the* job.

I wish everyone would take a step back from positions to notice many of our legislators are not proficient in the basic skills of the job. #TWPSB
If someone has not read and/or does not understand the text of a bill and the consequences that flow from that bill, then their opinions on positions are moot...because they cannot tell you if the bill accurately reflects those positions or addresses their championed problems.
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