The campaign trail, via motorcycle

Last night I strapped 10 sign frames to the back of the bike, put the plastic bag signs in the luggage, along with buttons, bumper stickers, and old campaign lit- and made my way down to the Warren County Democrats’ organizational meeting. It may not be the easiest way to get your campaign stuff to a meeting in the far-flung empire known as OH-3, but my bike gets 45 mpg compared to the car which gets 25mpg on a good day. Ending our dependence on oil is a key change Americans have to all become conscious of.

Finding the place is tough- for the record, it’s here: 1975 US 42 N, Lebanon, OH 45036? The building is a huge improvement over the one where I spoke a few years ago with Jane Mitakides, and, now- I take my Flip camera, so you see what I say- not just hear it. I’m going to have to start packing my portable tall tripod instead of the little gorilla pod I usually carry – so don’t shoot the cameraman/candidate.

I’m pretty sure no other candidate is providing this level of accessibility, it’s one of the key values I plan to continue when elected. I believe in open, honest and fair government, based on a frank discussion with the people- not the political parties, not the power brokers, and certainly not those who buy access through campaign donations.

The League of Women Voters is trying to staging a debate on June 29, 30 or Jul 6 or 7. I’ll keep you posted. If you have questions you’d like them to ask the candidates- please leave them in the comments here or e-mail them: susan (at) lwvdayton (D0t) org

UPDATE: OH-3 Democratic Candidate Debate/Forum, to be held by League of Women Voters, Wed June 30, Montgomery County Democratic HQ 131 S Wilkinson Street Dayton OH 45402 , 7:30 PM.

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joe_mamma

Nice talk David.  Can you provide more detail on how you would prevent CEO’s from making large sums when their company is losing money and laying off people?

Ice Bandit

Woo, bro. Didn’t know you were a member of the Biker Brotherhood, dear David. Betcha’ got a tattoo that says “Born to raises taxes……”

jstults

It would be cool to have a google map of all your stump stops; in the meantime, here’s one of Turner’s top twenty campaign contributors.  $5k from an Italian aerospace company, hmmm…

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