The Finney Invitation
Responding to reader requests, here is the full text of the invitation that attorney Christopher Finney sent out to supporters Aug. 23, seeking sponsors for a “meet and greet” event for Phil Heimlich on Oct. 4.
From: Christopher P. Finney, Esq
To: Christopher P. Finney, Esq
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 10:04 PM
Subject: Heimlich Meet and Greet — Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Can you help our “East-Side Meet and Greet” for Phil Heimlich?
In the midst of the major battles for Governor, U.S. Senate and United States Congress taking place in Hamilton County, you may have overlooked another important race — the battle for control of the Hamilton County Commission.
My friend and proven conservative Phil Heimlich is running for re-election this year against liberal, pro-wasteful spending Democrat David Pepper. David Pepper intends to team up with Todd Portune to form the first liberal, democrat majority on the Commission in more than 30 years. I need you help to return Phil Heimlich to the County Commission this fall.
Here’s all I ask:
1) That you agree to co-sponsor the event, which means we will use you name on the invitation
2) That you commit to come and bring along at least 10 Hamilton County voters.
3) If you can pitch in a little something to help cover expenses, that would be appreciated. We are trying to make sure this is no-net-cost for the campaign.
Here are the details for the event:
When: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Where: 7261 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230. (This is called “Oak Tree Center.” It is where Pelican’s Reef and VIP Fitness are located.) We will set up a tent in the lot.
Price: Free. We just want people to come to hear the Heimlich message.
Why am I so supportive of Phil Heimlich?
For more than 10 years in public life, I have watch Phil consistently make wise and sometimes politically difficult decisions to move our community forward. When we needed to confront Damon Lynch and the rioters, Phil Heimlich stood up to the liberal City Council and demanded tough action. On the County Commission, Phil has steadily pursued a policy of fiscal responsibility, keeping taxes and spending below the rate of inflation. This follows the past two decades in which taxes and spending rose more than double and triple the rate of inflation. This fiscal reform has been done, predictably, in the face of stiff and consistent opposition from a liberal cabal of social service groups, left-wing media and, yes, liberal Democrat Todd Portune. One dividend of Phil’s policies of responsible spending is the chance to build the new jail without a net tax increase beyond inflationary limits. This stands as a model as to how local governments can tackle difficult times while adhering to conservative principles of limited government.
David Pepper on the other hand has consistently supported irresponsible tax and spending proposals, such as millions in settlements for the rioters, a 1 cent sales tax increase for a boondoggle light rail system, and wasted money on the Empire Theater project. Portune has played politics with public money; and now he is playing politics with public safety. We do not need this pathetic promoter of corporate welfare on the County Commission. Help me keep the County Pepper-free.
What should you do?
Please e-mail me back in the coming week, affirming your participation so I can get the invitation printed.
I will get you 25 copies or so to mail to your friends.
If you commit, I will be following up for your 10 committed names to make sure the event is a success.
Paid for by me, no chairman or treasurer required, address below.
Christopher P. Finney, Esq.
SABA & KLUSMEIER CO., L.P.A.
2623 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208