• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 31, 2012

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of August 31, 2012

 The week was consumed by my excursion to Tampa.  The Grover Norquist event was not as fruitful as I had hoped.  I only made one good contact there.  On the other hand, I do not discount the importance of being in the same room with the big dogs of the Republican Party of which there were about 200-225.

Thursday I had time to kill before my plane flight.  I was up at 0420 to attend the TV show Joe in the Morning….with Joe Scarborough and crew.  I arrived too late to go in immediately but finally got in at 0800 and was lucky to have a place directly behind the co-hosts+ 10 meters. That meant the shirt was readable to the TV audience.  From 0900 to 1000 I attended the live broadcast with Chuck Todd of MSNBC.  The shirt was on view often, as I positioned myself to be in his background.  Moreover, the roving cameraman liked the shirt enough to request I reposition myself so it showed up better.

On the Hill for half a day on Friday, two staffers came up to me at lunch to say they had seen me on a program.

Without trying I had one interview & foto op with the Huffington Post…so, I am going to Charlotte in an attempt to make contact with media and whatever else I can do.  Ever the optimist, I am.


Fourth year stats for COP- August 1, 2012 thru July 31, 2013:


50 Presentations to Congressional staffers: 1 this week

2 Radio interviews:   this week

2 Blog, cable TV, minor media events:  1 this week

2 seminar, hearing or briefing attended:  this week

1 Presentations to lesser VIPs: 1 this week

 Total stats for COP in first 3 years:


944 Presentations to Congressional staffers

  • 26 Appearances on major TV networks
  • 14 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 27 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 66 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $65,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 33 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 19 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 10 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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