A FEW THOUGHTS BEFORE ELECTION DAY
If you are feeling campaign season fatigue, know that you are not alone! Running in a competitive Democratic primary AND a general election is twice the work - and, unfortunately, twice the cost. It's an enviable position for those who can avoid a primary altogether - or use one's candidacy mainly to promote a business.
There has been much talk in recent months about what it means to bring change to City Hall. Most of you know that the support of established leaders can be a positive thing - especially when it is born out of recognition for what the Board of Aldermen can and should be. Endorsements signal support for what is to come, and the ideas that candidates such as myself have put forth.
Lastly, I would encourage you to research the unsubstantiated claims that you may read online. Like all candidates, my list of donors is publicly available online at the MEC website - just search "Oldenburg" in the box for committee name. If you do, you will see that I never received $55,000 from a single source, as some have claimed.
I would also encourage you to scan the donor lists for other candidates - and to be on the lookout for names like "Rex Sinquefield," a wealthy businessman who has spent more than $37 million to help influence elections in Missouri.
If you ever want to know more about me, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just as before, I'm always happy to help set the record straight.