CA-42: Help Ron Shepston Beat Dirty Gary for Good

Want to beat this guy in November? Here’s a message from Ron Shepston for Congress on how to do just that.

I’m working hard everyday from 7:00am to 11:00pm and its paying dividends. I have recently been endorsed by Ambassador Joe Wilson and he will be campaigning for me here in the coming weeks. We will be moving into our new office as of April 1st. We are getting great exposure online and volunteers are signing up in droves to help me get out and talk to voters for the June 3rd Primary. I have to admit, this is a really exciting time.

As some of you may already know, today is the end of the financial filing quarter and we have raised thousands and thousands of dollars from hundreds of individuals. I have been very encouraged by the number of individual contributors doing what they can to help bring about the change we all want and need. We don’t need special interests and rich donors like Gary Miller. My average contribution has been $75 from average people – people who believe in our cause and want to shake things up in the 42nd.

We want to finish strong, so can you please contribute $ 50, $75, $100 or what you can?

Gary Miller’s days as a corrupt Congressman are numbered! He has used his office to benefit himself, his friends and his big contributors. With your help, we can show Miller – and everyone else – the power average Americans have when we come together. Like I say a hundred times a day on the phone, its not just the size of the contribution its the number of small dollar contributors that matters- you matter!

I really want to thank all of you for your help! This is going to be a long, hard fight, but with your continued support we will make this happen!


Ron Shepston

  4 comments for “CA-42: Help Ron Shepston Beat Dirty Gary for Good

  1. Dan Chmielewski
    March 31, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I am not optimistic about either Ron’s or Ed’s chances in this race; we haven’t heard a lot from Ron since he announced. And we can’t even call Ed a carpetbagger because he doesn’t even live in the district. And its a crying shame too because Miller is a bad a congressional representative as they come.

  2. April 1, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I gotta say that optimism isn’t part of my campaign plan. Let’s all go back and understand where we were last July – Steve Young was the lone Congressional Candidate in red OC and I’d just been persuaded to run. There was no Democratic presence in the 42nd so we were starting from scratch. In fact, we were starting in the hole because the Republican presence has dominated for so long.

    Major Democratic Party leaders and politicians ran from the 42nd and wanted no part without a million dollars voter registration program. Being the type of person who likes challenged and who also wanted deep within my soul to change the character of our government I stepped into the void.

    I had a blogger and friend as campaign manager and absolutely no grassroots support and very little grassroots visibility. You guys and the national blogs knew about me and that brought in a little money – enough to show that there is a huge pent up desire to make some changes.

    Fast forward to today and see that I’ve been invited to special training by major party leaders. I’ve met and talked to these leaders and learned the ground rules for getting their financial support. They’ve helped find experience and respected professional help and staff. We are back on the tracks moving forward.

    Now, Ed, who is a nice guy wants to run and we have a primary. We have an engineer who is a demonstrated team leader if not visible to all and is also a fighter and non-local politician fighting it out to see who will represent the 42nd.

    From deep inside the politics of OC it may not look like much or enough but from the edges and the outside it is beginning to be noticed. I don’t know where it will end but by Nov this race and OC will be part of the national political conversation.

    Keep up the good work here. What you all do here is amazing. I want to help and think I can bring something to the table to be part of something big. This is the next phase of a movement. Hang on because it’s going be a wild ride but it’s important and worth fighting for.

  3. April 1, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I contributed to Mr. Shepston’s campaign because I like that he came from the netroots…the internet has already created a paradigm shift in american political culture and has opened up waves of opportunity for individuals such as himself…it definetly provides a much more viable alternative than having to resort to the mainstream corporate-conservative media and associative press…

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    April 1, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Ron – thanks for chiming in. What is the plan exactly? You have been out there since July and voters need a reason to pick you over Chau and your GOP opponent.

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