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Stace supporters, it’s time to rally for Stace Nelson Exploratory Committee to help push him into running

July 17, 2013

SD Dist. 19 Representative Stace Nelson

About a week ago it was announced that South Dakota District 19 State Representative Stace Nelson formed an exploratory committee to run for federal office. We still don’t know whether this means he will run for the Senate seat being abandoned by Tim Johnson or the House seat being under-utilized by Kristi Noem. Either way Stace will need support from those of us who believe he can make a difference in DC.

With that in mind an online rally has been setup to support the Stace Nelson Exploratory Committee to help push him into running. Although it’s not the “nice” part of politics, raising money is critical for any campaign to be heard. Even if you cannot give money it is a good idea to stop by the site and show your support with a Facebook “like” and/or a tweet.

Many people have been giving “I’m with you Stace” support from afar. Now is your chance to actually make a commitment to Stace so he knows he isn’t going into this alone.

PS. For anyone wondering why I would rally for a Republican on a libertarian blog the answer is simple: as a true small government conservative he is desperately needed in DC!

  1. July 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    You are talking about pushing Stace Nelson. I don’t think I need to break out my physics book to explain the inherent difficulty in the task you propose… 😉

    • Ken Santema
      July 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Haha, yeah. I would be scared of whatever could push Stace around!

  2. July 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    And hey, wait a minute: “has been set up”? What’s with that passive voice? Set up by whom? That’s an important question because, as the FEC says in its FAQ for candidates, “If you are running for the U.S. House, Senate or the Presidency, you must register with the FEC once you (or persons acting on your behalf) receive contributions or make expenditures in excess of $5,000. Within 15 days of reaching that $5,000 threshold, you must file a Statement of Candidacy… authorizing a principal campaign committee to raise and spend funds on your behalf.”

    (By the way, when I view that rally page in a smaller window, the beg box covers up the text. Can you fix that?)

    • Ken Santema
      July 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      I really have no more info than you do on this. But I’m guessing the reason they choose $5000 as the target in this rally is that will become the “push”. At that time he will then have to file his paperwork and be official.

      • Drew Dennert
        July 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        I believe $5,000 is the max amount a candidate can raise with an exploratory committee. They can only raise more after they have announced. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  3. July 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    So Ken, you think it’s Stace’s own exploratory committee calling for this money?

    • Ken Santema
      July 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

      I don’t know, can it be his? Honestly all of these campaign laws are an area I have too little personal knowledge about. Most of what I know about campaign rules comes from posts you, Powers, and other bloggers post about it.

      • July 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        Yes, it can be his. Nothing prohibits his people from soliciting funds… but once they hit $5K, they must declare and file. (And be careful about thinking you can learn anything from Powers. 😉 )

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