Thank you for your tremendous support throughout our campaign journey. I am proud of the professional campaign we ran and of our message of restoring our public infrastructure, prioritizing quality public schools and promoting economic engines that provide high-paying jobs to grow our middle class and lift families out of poverty.
While our race for Congress in South Carolina did not produce the desired results, I’m encouraged by the over 120,000 votes I received. In addition, I’m excited about the efforts underway to grow the Democratic Party in my home state of South Carolina.
I am particularly excited about the future of women in our Party. To that end, I will work even harder to encourage more women to run for office at all levels of government. As a National Leader with the Women’s Campaign Fund, I am working through its “She Should Run” initiative.
In order to position myself to run again, I must first retire my campaign debt. My short-term campaign debt amounts to roughly $50,000 and is owed to staff, vendors and consultants. My goal is to retire this debt by January 31, 2013. Our long-term debt, that is, debt owed to myself is roughly $340,000. My goal is to retire that debt by July 1, 2013.
Once again, I turn to you, my friends and loyal supporters, to aid in this endeavor. Your generosity during the campaign was incredible and very heartening.
I am asking that you once again extend your generosity to help in this first phase of debt reduction. No contribution is too small. Online contributions can still be made atwww.gloria4congress.com or sent to Gloria Bromell Tinubu for Congress, P.O. Box 51348, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
The dreams we dream for our children and grandchildren become realities. My vision of restoring the American dream to South Carolina’s families and children can become a reality with your help and continued support.
Wishing you blessings and prosperity during this holiday season and the coming year!
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Electoral fusion is an arrangement where two or more political parties on a ballot list the same candidate, pooling the votes for that candidate. Distinct from the process of electoral alliances in that the political parties remain separately listed on the ballot, the practice of electoral fusion in jurisdictions where it exists allows minor parties to influence election results and policy by offering to endorse or nominate a major party’s candidate.
Electoral fusion is also known as fusion voting, cross-endorsement, multiple party nomination, multi-party nomination, plural nomination, and ballot-freedom
Gloria won the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 7th congressional seat, after the June primary and runoff elections. And, is now the candidate of the Democratic Party in the upcoming general election on November 6th.
Gloria was also nominated at the Working Families Convention for the 7th congressional seat. Thus she is also the candidate of the Working Families in the upcoming general election on November 6th.
Any voter can vote for Gloria on the Democratic Party’s line or the Working Families Party line.
After the ballots are counted, Gloria’s votes from both party’s lines will be added together, or fused. This is called fusion voting.
Also you can click here and read an article by John Sweeny on Fusion Voting.