The following email was sent to each member of the Libertarian National Committee earlier tonight:
23 October 2012
Ron asked that I forward the attached file summarizing campaign expenses from May through the end of September to each of you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here, or call my direct number below, and I’ll do my best to answer them.
(One I’ve already had regarded the names of the 29 people working on the campaign. Ron and I were able to make a list, and I noted that I have personally worked with about 20 of them. We’re not planning on releasing individual names and salaries, but I can tell you from my personal experience that 1) there are 29 people working on the campaign here and 2) many of us, myself included, are doing this for well below going market rates (I just asked to have my approximate expenses covered (for travel to Dallas for the state LP convention, Vegas for Freedom Fest and later for the UNLV rally there, San Diego for Libertopia, Los Angeles for meetings with Paul Jensen (the attorney regarding the CPD lawsuit). I’m on a conference call daily with Charlie (campus coordinator and ballot access) and Chris (Fundraising); and Ron, and also work on a daily to weekly basis with Grant and Dianne (Gary and Jim’s schedulers), Ryan (social media), Evan (the videos/TV commercials) Apollo, Brenda, Kim and Alexis who work in the SLC office in accounting, reception and on various special projects, Jason (website and poster/sign mailings), Alicia (attorney/former mid-west director) — so I see first hand where much of that goes.)
I know everyone at the campaign is working to maximize the value and positive impact of each dollar donated to this campaign. Based on my personal experience, since I first met with Ron and Gary in Santa Fe late last year, I’ve been impressed with our ability to do just that.
I also know we all wish we had 100X what has been donated to run lots more television.
If you’ve not seen our latest television ad, due to start running on various cable news channels beginning tomorrow, it’s available online at
It’s my understanding that two more 30 second commercials are currently in development.
I’m watching Gary in the Chicago debate right now. He’s been under the weather and its showing in his voice tonight, but I think every third party voter must feel their candidate is far superior to anything we’ve seen from the duopoly candidate(s).
Finally, on behalf of Gary and Ron, I’d like to express our gratitude for all each of you are doing to advance the cause of Liberty, here in the US and across this planet.
We all hope you’ll be able to join us at the Governor’s party in Albuquerque two weeks from tonight. See: www.hotelabq.com.
With Liberty for all,
Joseph G. Buchman, PhD
Candidate Research and Development
Direct: 435 602 0798 Campaign HQ: 801 303 7926
731 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102