To: SCND LeadershipFrom: Phil NobleNov. 20, 2010Re: SC New Democrats and 2010 Campaign
To the best of my knowledge, neither the SC New Democrats nor I were never called or contacted directly by Vince or his campaign manager and asked to do anything. Everythingwe did re below was at our initiative.
On three occasions at campaign events, twice in Charleston and once in Columbia, I talkedwith Vince and said directly, ‘tell me what I and the SCND can do’ and he never got back tome.
Twice I saw his campaign manager at events and made the same offer, but I never heardanything.
In the primary, the SCND arranged and paid for a candidates forum in Columbia and Vinceattended
Later in the primary, we develop, staged and paid for a televised debate at the College of Charleston among the candidates and Vince attended
We held a ‘post debate reception’ as a way to get college students to come, meet thecandidates, and hopefully recruit them as volunteers. I don’t think that Vince attended or if hedid, it was so brief that I did not see him.
Two major Charleston donors to the SCND expressed to me their interest in Vince. I arrangeda lunch for Vince with these two people and both subsequently raised substantial money for Vince and held several fundraising events for him.
I arranged for Pat Caddell, one of the nation’s premier pollsters and strategist to be at thelunch. Pat is somewhat controversial but he is very talented and has been involved as a keyadvisor in presidential and statewide campaigns since 1972. Pat talked with Vince andoffered to help for free and Vince never took him up on his offer.
Pat later called Vince’s campaign manager and repeated the offer and he was told ‘thanksbut no thanks’
The SCND contacted Vince’s campaign and offered to arrange ‘conference calls’ with Vinceand our SCND folks to get them involved and recruit volunteers. Other statewide campaignstook us up on our offer and we did these calls. Vince’s campaign never took advantage of our offer
The SCND developed, produced, and paid for six web videos, either pro-Vince or anti-Haley.
We researched, developed, and paid for a series of about 10 different anti-Haley email blastbased on things she said and did during the course of the campaign and mailed them to our list.
When ever we heard of Vince having a campaign event in the Charleston area, we did apromotion mailing to our Charleston area list of about 10k
We did and paid for a total of 1.2 million emails to our list over the course of the generalelection campaign either pro-Vince or anti-Haley
About one month before the election, someone from the co-ordained campaign contacted usand we offered our office for use by the campaign for phone banks for the last month of thecampaign. We recruited volunteers, provided and paid for workspace, computers, telephones,and food for the volunteers.
To the best of my knowledge, Vince never acknowledged or expressedthanks for what we did to me or anyone else in the SC New Democrats.