• 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 July 19, 2019

COP on the Hill

Cautious Optimism: I learned this week that the Really Big Boys Who Control the Swamp might attach the clean, simple 10th Amendment bill to some ‘must pass’ legislation and quietly be signed by the Prez. I’ll keep you posted.

Fun Story of the Week: Thursday, I was strolling down the hallway of the Rayburn building, as two staffers, not familiar, approached from the opposite direction. One asked if it was “free sample day.” I replied, ‘no, the free sample day is always on Friday.’ “Ok…See you tomorrow and giggled.” She replied. I am telling you that my Free Sample Friday slogan is more known/widespread than I thought. I am still chuckling over this. BTW, even the Capitol Police ask about it… Seriously, you can’t make this up.

As my voice wears out faster and knees begin to bark in the afternoon, I feel damn good about what I am doing…creating an ambiance for change. I really wish I could film my interactions with staff and my presentations. Suffice to say, that a vast majority of even Republican staffers are On Our Side.

Next week I will be in Iowa for RAGBRAI (Sturgis for bicycle nuts).. 22,000 bikers (pedal) go from River to River, 420 miles in 7 days. I am doing this with 3 others in a coordinated effort for media and exposure. And yes, the temp in Council Bluffs, Iowa on start day = Sunday will be 100…Cowboy Up!!!

Yes, this Iowa gig is a COP sponsored event. I am NOT doing for fun.. several presidential candidates are expected to participate for part of the trip.

This week’s stats:
3218 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 16 this week
01 Meetings – Grover Norquist

COP stats since inception: August 2009
312 personal chats with a Member of Congress… this week.
370 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this
85 Radio Interviews.. 0 this week
164 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
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