February 23, 2009

Karas on YouTube

Pete Karas is the first mayoral campaign to release a video on YouTube. Here he advocates for public power and Racinians supporting Racine-owned businesses.

18 comments:

  1. a very well done video.

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  2. Of course is well done Pete rocks!

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  3. Pete seems a bit unsure of himself. But then again he has always been wishy washy when trying to state his positions. I like the scary bells at the end.

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  4. The last thing you could ever call Pete Karas is wishy-washy. Nice try, though!

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  5. West Side Willy2/24/2009 9:28 AM

    hey anon 9:09 - you're almost right about Karas, except he did make one definative move, he resigned from the city council - a good move on his part and good for his district

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  6. I suppose his position of utilizing Racine business, one should think of his position to use electric energy from a Racine co-op rather from the WE Energy plants.

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  7. We've heard this before from candidates and politicians alike, support Racine First, use only local contractors - but the City uses a majority of out of town contractors for many projects. How much do they save by doing so in relationship to how it hurts our local businesses and economy. The city will always do this and Karas can't change that, it's just empty promises. In the meantime our local contractors are drying up with no work in sight.

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  8. Nice video...too bad it's lacking a disclaimer.

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  9. i think the disclaimer thing is an FEC rule and not needed in state or local elections

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  10. Anon 1:20 -

    NO, disclaimers are required at all levels - it is state law.

    This is another example of Pete skirting the law - word has it that he did not get an occupancy permit before he opened his headquarters on sixth street.

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  11. Colt is very disappointed in Pete. Skirting election laws and failing to get in occupancy permit not good. Pete is not above the law. Pete and Jody finish in the bottom, dems fractured Q, Turner, I live Plache etc. Helding comes out on top.

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  12. Colt the real is quite upset that some fool would steal his name. The fake Colt should know that there can only be one colt.
    Note to George the State law does not cover the internet videos

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  13. Yes it does, it covers all communication.

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  14. John, you are wrong:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_approve_this_message

    This ad is legal.

    And now in tho the issues that matter.....

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  15. No it is not legal. State law requires a disclaimer on all communications. Elections.state.WI.us

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  16. All communications from a campaign - letters, emails, websites, videos...everything - require a disclaimer. This is required for state and local campaigns.

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  17. Come on Karas-we know you read this. What about your occupancy permit and the lack of a disclaimer-are you trying to skirt the law? If you don't answer here, we'll dog you at every forum until you answer the people.

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  18. I believe there is a bit of discrepancy between the types of disclaimers being mentioned above.

    An analysis of Chapters 10-12 of Wisconsin State Statutes at the good old law school has revealed that a disclaimer which states "I approve of this message" is not required.

    The Elections board (which was created by statute) requires a disclaimer that states "paid for by ___" but this seems to only be required once the candidate has received their campaign finance status from the board. In either case, the candidate would need the disclaimer on any political message placed in any property. (Vagueness does exist as to whether youtube videos are covered).

    I assume the Elections board will be given the benefit of the doubt, however.

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