Numerous sources continue to tell me that Team Ehrlich’s fundraising has hit a brick wall. I can only assume that today’s news of another poll showing momentum for Martin O’Malley, and the RGA abandoning its planned DC media buy, will only make this situation even more dire.
Amid this bad news, I have a suggestion for the Ehrlich campaign.
Over the past four years, Team Ehrlich’s single biggest expense has been its payroll. As of the last campaign finance report, the campaign had paid out $741,079 in salaries – or 35.26 percent of its total expenditures. Further, as I blogged earlier, many members of Team Ehrlich and their family members are being compensated at a far more generous rate than their counterparts in the O’Malley campaign.
Now, with just two weeks left, Team Ehrlich has an opportunity to give something back to the man who has given so much to them by foregoing their salaries for the balance of the campaign.
The monies could be used to fund a series of last-minute radio ads in
Western Maryland, where Ehrlich needs to rack up big numbers, and on WBAL radio, where – ironically – the campaign has had no ad presence.
So what do you say guys? Would you be willing to put those precious campaign dollars towards where they could do the most good? Is Bob Ehrlich worth the sacrifice? I think so. Don't you?