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Tipline: Reader Frustrated with Hulshof Campaign; ‘This Is a Complete Waste of My Time’ | Missouri Political News Service

Tipline: Reader Frustrated with Hulshof Campaign; ‘This Is a Complete Waste of My Time’

April 10th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Quote Hat tip: KY3 Political Notebook
“I do have an online subscription to the Wall Street Journal. The first things I usually check in the morning are corn prices and sports scores.” Congressman Hulshof


We haven’t seen many sports scores in the Wall Street Journal lately, but that gaffe seems to be the least of the Congressman’s worries. With a 20% name recognition outside of his district, the Hulshof campaign is obviously having trouble gaining traction with Republican primary voters. Below is an email we obtained from a Hulshoff supporter imploring other supporters to vote in an unscientific online newspaper poll. The reader  who received the original email wrote to us: “Is this is the best Hancock can come up with???? This is a total waste of my time!”

From: XXX [mail to:]
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:55 PM
Subject: Online Poll — Support Kenny Hulshof!!!

Please vote on this online poll from the St. Louis Business Journal in support of Kenny Hulshof. Then, please forward this poll to all of your family and friends and ask them to do the same! Forwarding this to 5 people and asking them to continue passing it along will make a HUGE difference!!

Thank you,




Tags: Decision '08

0 responses so far ↓

  • 1 imperialrepub // Apr 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Every candidate in every race I’ve seen since online polls began, has a staffer that might send out an email like this, where have you been? I’ve seen online polls and typed up similar notes to friends encouraging them to vote in the poll.
    The real waste of time is reading this posting.
    (you know if you are on the Steelman payroll you really should disclose it)

  • 2 imperialrepub // Apr 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Just read the actual posting on the Tipline, again. They asked him about blogs, he said he had a subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online. He didn’t say he got his scores from the Journal. Read it again, how dumb do you think your readers are?

  • 3 jay // Apr 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

    i watched this poll and it looked as if JR and his boys were sitting up all night refreshing their votes. it looked like an stl election. vote early and often

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