Campaign junk mail


This is the sum of my mail for the last two days — election junk mail. Surprisingly, most of the mailings aren’t for the races that the media is covering. There was one Obama mailing, one Michele Bachmann mailing, one Al Franken mailing. Everything else is the race for the District 56B House of Representatives seat.

Based only on sheer volume, the Republicans want this seat back more than the DFL wants to hold onto it. The GOP has clearly targeted this race. Two to three Republican mailings on it have been arriving every day for the last month. The DFL is not coming close to matching the effort on behalf of their candidate. I believe I’ve seen one mailing on her behalf from the DFL Party, which also didn’t think a DFLer could win the seat two years ago.

What is your campaign junk mail telling you? Save it over the next few days and send some pix.

  • love Obama!!! :)~

    Barack Obama 4 Prez…~~


    obama iz my prez ya digg

  • zcruzen

    Obama 08!!!

  • Eric

    Yo dis eric obama 08! we need change!

  • sm

    Somehow the Republican party has me on their mailing list as a loyal supporter. How did THAT happen? But I’m happy to waste their money sending me their solicitations.

    At least these flyers keep local printing companies in business. But it’s ironic that the Vote Yes pro-environment piece has the same glossy appearance as the others, not very “green” of them.

  • MR


    Many studies have shown that glossy, color printed materials have a much greater chance of having the desired result than even the same piece in black and white.

  • Cat

    I don’t even look at this crap. It goes right in the trash. Why are they wasting their money??? It’s not like telling me how evil the competitor is is going to change my mind…

  • Elizabeth T

    Gee, sorry Bob … all the political junk mail just went in the recycling bin. Although, I’ve gotten surprisingly little of it. However, I’ve only been at this address for 5 months, and only registered to vote at this address for 3 of them. Maybe my old apartment in Hopkins is getting my junk mail?

    The only item this week (today) was from from Jeff Hayden.

    Although, of interest, is the fact that I have no idea who is running on the Rep. ticket for the state house here. The DFL (Hayden) and Green (Hakeem) are prevalent with the yard signs. Not even the 2 McCain yard sign-ers have any other indication. Yes, really, there are only 2 McCain signs within a 4 block radius of my home.

  • George F

    Wow, I have been getting that much in a day! Most of it is anti Obama sent by the RNC.