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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thursday, November 2, 2006


First Lady Laura Bush rallies for Peter Roskam, David McSweeney, and Judy Barr Topinka
Today, we're ending the nonsense...



Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 03:05:33 -0600 (CST)
From: Aakash Raut
Subject: Today, we're ending the nonsense


TODAY = Roskam + McSweeney + Laura Bush + Radogno + ???


Dear Kevin, Joe, Jeff, Matt, Nathan, and Leslie, et. al.,

Despite the fact that we have new events and activities that arise each and every single day (by the way: the Reception, featuring Jeff Fulgenzi and Sheriff Williamson, went great!!) - there are some who believe that we aren't doing enough.

So, I am thrilled that all of you are coming with us. In case you didn't get my messages, we are leaving, for the Laura Bush event, at 5:00 AM, from Lincoln Residence Hall. Five of us (Masseth, Grigoletti, Isbell, Mau, and myself) received Secret Service clearance through the Roskam campaign, while Mr. Mansfield and Miss Reliford were vetted through the McSweeney campaign.

Jeff's vehicle fits only four people comforably - five people max. Gas fare for a second vehicle can be reimbursed, though. I told Nathan last night (after the Sheriff's Reception got over) that I would be willing to drive... possibly. I am not that familiar with the directions [I've spent awhile tonight/this morning on Mapquest however], but I have done this type of thing before. It might help if Kevin, or someone famiar with the suburban Chicago area, would ride with me... That is, if I am the second driver. I don't anticipate getting much (if any) sleep tonight - I mean, this morning, though. But during the past couple of years, through CR activities, we've grown used to this types of situations (as some of you can attest to... ;-)

One other thing to be concerned about however: In order to be in the special "VIP" section of the Rally featuring the First Lady, we need to each do two hours of solid phonebanking, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, in which they expect 100 calls to be made. I hope someone remembers to pack the Mountain Dew...

Radogno Phonebanking

From there, we plan to be back in Springfield in time to go directly to the Illinois House Republican organization headquarters, at the Monroe Business Center, to help the Radogno campaign get through their call lists. In addition to us, David Clary, Sarah Doyle, Brian Bartoz, and Steven Lupa plan to help out, with the phonebanking for this close campaign.


I know that it was proposed that the UIS College Republicans hold our Executive Board meeting at 8:00 PM tonight, after all this is over. When we had our last E-Board Meeting, I hadn't had any sleep the night before, and wasn't able to get through hardly any of my points.

There is SO MUCH for us to cover - both new stuff (espcially with the 72-Hour GOTV period about to begin), and with the important items that I wasn't able to address last time, some of which have come to a head. Our Executive Board meeting could last around 90 minutes, and I agree we need to have it ASAP. But I still have not gone to bed, and after all that is going on today, I don't know if I'll be able to do it, at that point tonight. We can discuss that, at the Radogno phonebanking.

Please pray for us today... and through the Election. There is so much to get done, and so little time - but then again, I remember this being the case, almost every year.

I will see some of you in about two hours, and the rest of you this evening. THANKS SO MUCH to all of you who are helping out!!

Sincerely,
Aakash Raut
Chairman, College Republicans
University of IL at Springfield
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Future U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam with the UIS College Republicans: Leslie, Nathan, Matt, Jeff, Kevin, and Aakash

posted at 11:31 PM by Aakash


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