Now is the time for all lurkers to get involved. Robin Hayes has a new attack ad out that is completely false. He is saying that Larry was fined by the FEC for running attack ads.
I will post a list of media contacts below. Please help as much as you can. I am out of town. I don't care if you've written or been published in the last few days. Hit every paper multiple times. This is a lie and should be exposed. Quantity of letters received matters.
Points to make? Larry Kissell hasn't issued any negative mailers. Larry Kissell hasn't broadcast any negative ads on television or radio and Larry Kissell hasn't been fined for running negative ads. Robin Hayes is the only candidate in the 8th District running negative ads.
Here is a contact list for the 8th District. Some are online and some are snail mail contacts only.
Weekly paper (Wednesday publish date) that is delivered to Larry's hometown of Biscoe. This is the base, so let's help get them fired up. If you know anyone who lives here, please see if they will write a letter too. Most small towns don't want to hear from those of us living in Charlotte and Chapel Hill.
Richmond County Daily Journal
Please go here. Hover your mouse over "services" and and drop down list will have "send letters to the editor" in it. Go there for online form.
This is the paper that referred to Hayes as Judas Iscariot.
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro)
You can go here to write your opinion/LTE on this online form. This is out of market, but they have covered the race, so might have some of the market.
The online form as well as snail mail addy can be found here.
This is an important market that includes a military-friendly audience. I don't know how the troop withdrawal is playing in this market. I'm sure it incites some to anger even though many veterans believe it's the right thing to do.
The Stanly News and Press
Snail mail address is:
The Stanly News & Press
237 W. North Street
Albemarle, N.C., 28001
Very conservative area. About 70% voted for Bush. They traditionally support Hayes. The editor is a Kissell fan, but I'm sure the publisher is not.
The Observer Forum
The Charlotte Observer
P.O. Box 30308
Charlotte, NC 28230-0308
Fax: (704) 358-5022
E-mails must include your name, address and phone number.
We welcome letters. Please sign (unless you are using e-mail or computer fax) and include your address and daytime telephone number. We edit for brevity, grammar, clarity and accuracy, and we reject letters published elsewhere. Letters typically address a single idea and do not exceed 150 words. We cannot return or acknowledge letters not used. Published letters will appear in paper and electronic format.
The Laurinburg Exchange
Scotland Co. area. The paper is online, however it requires a paid subscription. Here is the snail mail address.
The Laurinburg Exchange
P.O. Box 459
Laurinburg, NC 28353-0459
The Weekly Post
212 E. Main Street
Locust, NC 28097
Weekly that comes out on Wednesdays. Covers Stanly and Cabarrus. Probably most conservative area of the district.
They've run some really very good articles about Larry.
The Anson Record
Click on this link and then hover over the "services" tab and click on the Letters to the editor entry. Easy online submission.
The News & Observer (Raleigh - out of market)
Submission Guidelines are:
• no more than 200 words; may be edited for clarity, length
• one letter per month per individual
• not accepted: open letters; sent to more than one address; poetry, anonymous
• must include daytime phone and complete mailing address (only name and city are published)
Kannapolis Citizen (Weekly)
The Independent Tribune (Concord/Kannapolis)
The News-Journal (Hoke County)
The Enquirer Journal (Union County)
Please, if you are aware of any other publications that need our love and attention let me know and I will add them. There is one in Concord that I know isn't included, but their online site is down right now.