Archive for October, 2008

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Dear Friends,

I’m emailing you live from our “For The Middle Class, For A Change” Tour. That’s right – I can email you from our bus. Pretty cool, huh?

This is my favorite part of the campaign – we’re sprinting across the state, meeting with voters and talking about the issues that matter to their lives.

But we still need to raise the resources we need to take this fight to the finish line in eight days. And that means I have to spend some of my time on the road making fundraising calls from the bus.

So I’m writing to ask for your help in keeping me off the phone and in front of voters as much as possible. Your contribution of $25, $50, or $100 is one less phone call I need to make to ask for money. And the fewer phone calls I have to make, the more events we can squeeze in all over the state.


It’s not that I mind talking to donors – in fact, I enjoy telling them about all the success we’re having. But until we get public financing of elections, we have to balance my time in these last critical days between direct voter contact and making sure we have the resources we need to keep our unprecedented GOTV operation going strong.

In fact, I have another stack of call sheets to get through right now. With your help, maybe it’ll be the last.


You’ve been fantastic throughout this campaign, and I know I can count on you to help us finish strong.

Thanks again for all you do,


Al Franken

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Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf On the Air!
Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf spent an informative hour on air with WNIS Talk Show Hosts Tony Macrini and Dave Parker Tuesday. The Mayor addressed her role as Virginia Beach Mayor, leadership, and Vision for her next four years in office.
On Air with Tony Macrini and Mayor OberndorfMake Me Laugh!After the Party....

Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf will be making a one-hour appearance on Tony Macrini’s Morning News Show Tomorrow, October 21. Tune in to AM 790 on the dial at 9 in the morning to hear the Mayor or call in to the studio: 757-627-7979.

Morning News Host Tony Macrini

Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf’s campaign is quick-stepping toward November 4. The campaign continues it’s momentum, receiving it’s single largest contribution to date from Stihl Corporation.

Second Congressional District Candidate Glenn Nye is stylin in his Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf fashion ensemble!



Mayoral challenger Will Sessoms received a Cease and Desist letter from Sherryl Crow Attorney Jay Cooper. He had been using her song, A Change Would Do You Good for months in his campaign video. Unfortunately, he never paid-to-play nor did he receive permission from the artist. To quote Mr. Sessoms’ spokesman from a July 3 Virginian-Pilot article; “Using people’s names without having their permission in an election year isn’t very cool.” So Mr. Sessoms, out of tune with intellectual property laws, made a few changes of his own and, removed the video and song from the site.

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Running Shoes!Mayor Meyera Laces Up Her “Running Shoes”
for New TV Ad Campaign on CNN, MSNBC and BET

Wearing her now “trademark” red high-top shoes, Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf is putting her best foot forward in an edgy new television advertising campaign. Oberndorf declares the eye-catching red high-tops to be her “Running Shoes” and invites viewers to “stand up, step forward and continue the progress” in Virginia Beach.

Oberndorf is seeking re-election to the mayoral post she has held since 1988. “The red shoes,” says Oberndorf, “are a symbol of my love and passion for this great city and show that I’m still energetic and young at heart. They’re also a wonderful way to connect with a new generation of younger citizens who will be voting for the first time.”

Mayor Oberndorf wears the distinctive red canvas shoes to all her campaign events and appearances where, she says, people have taken notice and responded positively. “That’s why we decided to take the red shoes campaign to television,” explains Oberndorf’s husband and campaign manager, Roger. “Everyone knows that Meyera is always on the go as Mayor. This will show that she ‘walks the walk’ and is ready to take bold new steps to move Virginia Beach forward.”

The incumbent’s symbolic red shoes are intended to address issues and aspects of all her opponents’ campaigns for Mayor. Oberndorf is running a lean campaign that doesn’t rely on a massive war chest. The youthful shoes appeal to and energize young voters; and they show that Oberndorf is not a big spender and knows how to maximize the impact of every dollar.

In addition, they are the Mayor’s brightly colored “sign” that she is in the race and running hard to win. “I don’t use yard signs because I don’t want to clutter our beautiful city,” asserts Oberndorf. “So, you could say that my red shoes are really ‘green’ because they’re an environmentally friendly way to promote my candidacy.”

The Mayor’s new 30-second TV ad can be seen on a number of channels, including CNN, MSNBC, BET, HGTV, and Lifetime.