In keeping with publishing candidate responses to my commentaries on their campaigns, Yash Wadhwa's response will be printed below.
A few items:
Generally, I do not wish to publish the typical candidate propaganda here. They need to do that on their own dime. This forum is meant to promote intelligent discussion relevant to the topics I raise, not campaign puffery. Wadhwa's is some of both, but I'm letting it slide.
Next, Wadhwa suggests he has a chance, due to the support of Scott Walker in the 22nd district. I'd point him to the City of Milwaukee, where Walker has done well, yet the remainder of the Republican slate in the city has been white-washed. Walker is the candidate you cross-over for. Wadhwa may be a good guy, but he's no Scott Walker. ("I know Scott Walker. I went to school with Scott Walker. You, sir, are no Scott Walker!")
Finally .. doors. Doors, doors, doors. All you candidates are so proud of your door count. It certainly helps, but you know what also helps? Marketing. Mail. Yard Signs. Media attention. Oh, and issues. That too. You need to be on the right side of all that before your "door count" matters. Just saying.
Oh, and remember .. Wadhwa will not be on the primary ballot, as he has no Republican foe. The September primary for the 22nd district is to pick the Democrat who will go against Wadhwa. So for those destined to vote Wadhwa, focus on the Dems over the next couple weeks, for your 2nd choice candidate. To a large extent, this letter is premature.
On with the show:
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|Subject:||22nd Assembly Race|
|Date:||Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:13:31 -0500|
|From:||Yash Wadhwa <email@example.com>|