Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Press Release: Schansberg completes successful 1st quarter of fund-raising

In their 1st quarter report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Schansberg's campaign had contributions of nearly $14,000 and cash-on-hand of almost $15,000.

Dr. Eric Schansberg, the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House (9th District—IN), will be opposing the winner of the May primaries—most likely, Baron Hill and Mike Sodrel.

Schansberg said, "We're happy with the outcome. Last time, we were just getting started in April. This time, as we go into April, our cash-on-hand is almost as much as we raised in cash from individuals in all of 2006. We look forward to a vigorous campaign with thousands of radio and cable TV ads."

When asked how this compares to the fund-raising of Hill and Sodrel, Schansberg replied, "It's not nearly as much. But we're running a much leaner campaign. And we won't have to spend nearly that much to generate a lot of buzz about the campaign."

Schansberg also noted an irony: "When they raise more money, that means they'll be spending more money on attack ads and annoying mailings. The more they spend, the more they irritate a lot of voters."