Jeff Solomon is hoping a little hurricane humor can help him blow past his incumbent challenger for a seat in the Florida Legislature.
Solomon, a Pinecrest Democrat who is challenging Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami, sent out an email to supporters referring to Tropical Storm Isaac's impact on his campaign yard signs.
Solomon wrote "Isaac has helpfully removed many of our signs. While I appreciate the storm’s help, the election is not over – I will be on the ballot this November."
Bileca, an incumbent, has raised nearly 10 times as much money as Solomon, who is a chiropractor.
Solomon's email, which asks supports for a "good final gust of financial support," is below:
Based on recent evidence, I am not happy to report our conclusive findings: Solomon for House yard signs are not effective wind and rain repellents.
I have proven this by driving though our community and noticing that Isaac has helpfully removed many of our signs. While I appreciate the storm’s help, the election is not over – I will be on the ballot this November.
Thank you for displaying your sign and if you were part of our unplanned wind study and need a yard sign replaced, please drop us an email. Someone will get one to you right away.
While wind is not good for yard signs, it is good for momentum. And I’m pleased to report that, politically speaking, the wind is at our back and filling our financial sails. With your help, our campaign is once again among the most successful in Florida.
But I still need your help.
The end of the month is at hand and our campaign could use a good final gust of financial support to get us where we need to be.
Could you help again – or for the first time – with a financial contribution today?
Your contribution will help us replace the yard signs we lost this week as well as pay for important mail and radio that we will launch in the fall, leading up to November. The way the campaign is going, we will have some great news to share and we need your help now to make sure we can do it.
As always, thank you so much for all you are doing.
Dr. Jeff Solomon