Peter Welch is still steadfastly pushing for Obama Care. 9.15.14
I wonder if he will comment to the 17 million losing their insurance? Spread the word people need to know what the ACA Law is going to do to our Country. It should not matter if you are Republican,Democrat or Libertarian it is going to cost people both money and their insurance.
OBama Wants Money, what else! 9.10.2014
There is only one thing President Obama does well, fund-raise. There is only one reason he is speaking on Prime Time tonight, to solicit approval for funds he is requesting from you and me. A week ago he had no plan. Five Billion hopeful dollars later he still won't enlighten us, he just wants public approval. He's never shown any leadership quality and I don't trust him one iota. I have not a smidgen of confidence he can appropriately handle these funds. ~ Mark
7 Days of Donka - We Need Your Help!!
-Yard Sign Mon: Put up a Yard Sign if you have a great location or tell us about one. We have pickup locations all around the state.
-Two Letter Tues: Write a letter (or two) to the Editor; suggestions and links on our website www.markdonkaforvt.com/volunteer
-Door Knockin’ Weds: Help us knock on doors and canvas the ‘hood or start your own group
-Email Thur: Forward an email to ten friends
-Phone Bank Fri: Help make some calls to friendly voters reminding them to register and vote
-Fundraiser Sat: Host a fundraiser and get social; Also like us on Facebook and twitter
-Pass the plate Sun: Put some Money in our donation plate
-Other: Find out where your Local GOP meets and get involved. Support all your favorite candidates.
- Visit volunteer section here for details.
Essex Town GOP BBQ - Meet the Candidates 9.7.14
A great time was had by all at the First Annual Essex Town BBQ meet the candidates affair on Sunday at Maple Street Park. The candidates kept rolling in giving their 2 min schpeal and then mingling with the ground. I lost track of everyone who spoke but here's a slide show to peruse. Thanks Essex GOP for sponsoring the event and all the local business that contributed. This was an inspiring event that shows the strength of teamwork. This is the type of collaboration we need to have consistently moving forward.
Some heartfelt words from a wonderful guy with a ton of integrity, thank you kindly!!!
"The official tally is in from the Vermont Secretary of State and Mark Donka is the winner over me by 314 votes. Now is the time that all Republicans, Independents and Democrats who want to change our government to rally behind and ensure that Mark Donka is our next Congressman. I support Marks's candidacy 100% and will do whatever is in my power to see him elected on November 4, and I urge all Vermonter's to join together in this same quest". - Donald Russell
Mark Donka Outpaces Major Parties in Social Media
With Social Media guru Scott Walter taking over the helm as campaign manager for Mark Donka, the revamped approach is paying big dividends early. After only two months of implementing the new strategy the @markdonka twitter feed has more Klout (51), than any of the major parties including @vtgop, @vtdems or vtlp.org. To boot, he also has more klout than most of the leaders in those groups who have had accounts for years. Klout is a score between 0-100 that indicates your overall influence.
Five Red State Alliance Minutes with Mr. Walter.
RSA: Did Social Media help you win the primary?
SW: It played a significant role. We have the necessary core applications in place now that help attract major donors and get our message out to democrats, independents as well the conservative base. The are a lot of folks who don't use Social Media so understanding that SM is only one branch of the marketing machine is important. More
Thanks to EVERYONE for the kind words and support following our primary victory! After a hectic two days with little sleep it was very heartwarming to hear from so many people. It was just what the doctor ordered, motivation covered in maple syrup!! We're going to build on this victory by quadrupling of efforts and working harder and smarter than before! Stay tuned because we need your help!! It's going to take an in sync, properly prioritized and productive team effort to climb this mountain! Bring your ideas, positive energy and climb aboard team Donka!
AP Gives the win To Donka!
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) —
The Associated Press has declared Donka the winner of a tight race against Don Russell and Donald Nolte.
Donka has called for reducing federal spending and has said he's skeptical about human-caused climate change.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Donka had 4,341 — or 36 percent of the vote — to 4,020 votes for Russell — or 33 percent — and 3,802 votes for Nolte, or 31 percent.
It's really neat to be part of the closest three-way political race in Vermont's history. It's not even over or official and still I'm humbled to simply be a part of it. My night was fairly nerve-racking as I was checking in periodically with several people in addition to being on the David Webb show. We got a record number of hits on our web site so we're still generating a lot of interest. Scott and I will pour over the analytics to find out if they were checking us out prior, during or after voting. I can see someone in the booth with their smartphone thinking, well this site looks pretty well put together, I think I like this guy. Regardless of the election outcome, some vital lessons were learned and we have a ton of work to do!
Champlain Valley Fair Slideswhow
WCAX Examines GOP US Congress Candidates
Ch 17. GOP primary debate for US Congress
VPR Podcast of GOP Debate
Primary Debate Monday!!
On @VPRnet at 12 PM (802) 655-9451 and CH 17 in Burlington at 5:25 PM (802) 862-3966. Tune in, Call in and engage the candidates!! Please spread the word guys and gals, I need your support! #votedonka
Yard Sign of the Week!
30,000 more expected to cross this fall!
According to more than one recent poll, the invasion of illegals across the Mexican border is is the top concern of U.S. Citizens. Is rubber stamp @peterwelch doing anything about it? Obama has a pen and a phone. He forgot to mention he also has a 9 iron and a putter because that seems to be his and Congress' level of concern! #votedonka #noamnesty
Every passing day reveals more IRS misconduct!
Post by Jay Sekulow
Do Nothing Senate?
Teacher Firearm Training
I have a grandson in school. It would make me feel better know some teachers are properly trained. It just makes sense. ~ Mark
Teachers in Missouri are preparing for the school year by getting weapon training in case of a school shooting.
Firefighter Parade in St. Albans
Join me at the Vermont State Firefighters Assoc. parade this Sun July 27th in St. Albans at Noon!! @SAMessenger @FCRCCVT
26 year Border Patrol Vet Zack Taylor has some insightful info to share concerning the Mexican border. This is worth the listen/watch in its entirety!!
Absentee Ballots for Vermont Primary Election are now available. #votervt #votedonka #vote #btv
Watch it Online
Mark's interview w/ Bonnie Scott from Burlington's Ch 17 is now online
Some behind the scene shots from our filming tonight of The Woodchuck Report with Bonnie Scott on channel 17! Thanks to everyone for being so accommodating! Look for the rebroadcast sched. to catch it on cable or watch in online when it becomes avail.
A Better Way
Management decisions relating to personnel are always tough. When dealing with careers, injecting some compassion and tact usually fits the bill. However, this wasn't done and is no way to handle such a precious commodity. More
How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck?
I will be on The Woodchuck Report television show tomorrow evening Thurs, 7.11 @ 5:25 PM with Bonnie Scott, Chittenden County Channel 17. Call in and ask your questions. 802. 862.3966.
GOA House Ratings for the 113th Congress
Peter Welch was given a D, which I think was generous. I will support your 2nd Amendment rights. Welch will not, he is for banning standard capacity magazines and so called assault rifles. He will stand with Obama as he strips your rights away. More
“I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” ~ Barack Obama. Are these the words of a leader, a great uniter? Need I remind you of the 1986 immigration reform bill Mr. President? We don't need another do-over, we need to enforce the current laws!
We just launched our new website!!! Bookmark it, inspect it, critique it, enjoy it, donate to it and pass it along! We still have some massaging to do so all comments are appreciated.
Time to Make the Videos
We're out and about roaming the beautiful state of Vermont scouting and shooting a few videos for our brand new youtube channel. We'll keep you posted!
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