Campaign Gatekeeping 101

10 Sep

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From: Linick, Debra 
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Subject: Mayoral forum
To: Bruce Majors

Bruce, thanks for your response.  I will need to relook my math on the below.  As regards the literature, it can be brought to Sixth & I the day of the event.  If someone wishes to drop it off earlier, please let me know so I can provide a heads up to my colleague there, Lisa Yochelson, who would be able to hold onto it until we can display it. 
From: Bruce Majors [mailto:majors.bruce@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 3:11 PM
To: Linick, Debra
Subject: Re: Mayoral forum
I do have two questions though:
1) Where should I bring the literature and when?
2) According to the August 12 campaign reports I see online with the Office of Campaign Finance, my friend Carol Schwartz has raised a total of $65,000 which is over 1% but much less than 10% of the over $2 million dollars raised by front runner Muriel Bowser. (Ten percent of $2.1 million would be $210,000.)
So to be able to formulate a rationale by which you exclude me and continue to invite Ms. Schwartz, you will need to tell everyone that your rule is that all candidates must have raised 1% or 2% of the amount raised by the front runner.  Is that what you meant to write?

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Linick, Debra <dlinick@jcouncil.org> wrote:

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Mr. Majors, thank you for getting in touch with the JCRC about our upcoming forum.  The JCRC invites all candidates who have secured at least 10% of the funding of the front runner candidate in a given race in financial reports current at the time of our invitations.  Although this does exclude some individuals from speaking roles, we do welcome all candidates to provide written material that we encourage audience members to review and take before or after the program.  We allow two separate items per campaign to be displayed.  We do not allow soliciting on the premises at Sixth and I, however campaigns have often had a presence on the public sidewalks outside of Sixth and I were our line of attendees forms.  I hope that these opportunities might be of interest to you and thank you once again for reaching out to JCRC.
Debra Gold Linick
Director for DC & Northern Virginia
703-893-4007 / 202-552-5355
dlinick@jcouncil.org
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From: Bruce Majors [mailto:majors.bruce@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 9:58 AM
To: Linick, Debra
Subject: Mayoral forum
I am available should you decide to be ńonpartisan in your debate format.
I spoke last night at the Capitol Hill Arts Center mayoral forum, as I had earlier before the National Capitol Area ACLU and other forums, and I think it was viewed as a positive addition.
Bruce Majors
202 704 6401

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