Mike Carter Presses Media for Paradigm Shift, Declines Financial Contributions
Candidate for Missouri Lieutenant Governor Will Run Entire Primary Campaign Without Seeking Outside Donations; Seeks New Era of Missouri “Journalism”
Dec. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- ST. CHARLES, MO, December 12, 2011 – Mike Carter is extremely disenchanted with the monetary horse race that typically gains attention during campaign financial reporting periods. He holds a Master of Journalism and says:
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“I cannot recall one aspect of my journalistic training wherein it was accepted to equate political fundraising with good ideas and objectives. In fact, every professor and professional at our country’s number one journalism school, Mizzou, taught me that such narrow mindedness resulted in failing to see the forest for the trees. They railed against this failed journalistic practice and loathed its metastasization chalking it up to the continual downsizing of journalists within each media outlet. It is not the media’s job, they said, to punch a calculator tally on campaign finances – they said this was lazy -- rather, it should press for meaningful and substantive ideas & answers from each and every candidate.”
The media knows that there is a decades-old debate about the correlation between campaign finance donations and political corruption, yet increasingly ignores it because it doesn’t have the time to pursue it. It’s quite refreshing that Mike Carter sees no reason to accept or seek outside funding in his campaign for Missouri Lieutenant Governor. He says that "we need folks in office with the right priorities. As I stated previously, time with my family is of the utmost importance to me, and I'm not going to waste any of that time begging for handouts for the Republican primary."
“The fact that the two other candidates previously campaigned for statewide office makes for an extremely unpredictable outcome in the Republican primary during, this, the strongest independent voter climate we have seen since Ross Perot,” says Carter.
Citing the endless free resources available via today's technology, Carter explains, "I have no desire to be in office unless I can freely do what I think is best for the state – winks and nods have no place in a government that is truly of and for the people. For a 2012 (emphasis added) primary, there simply is no need for excessive spending when one can easily spread his or her message through social media sites, robo-calls and other free and low-cost methods."
Carter has proven his methodology in the past, winning a Municipal Judge seat in Wentzville Missouri with little to no money and cites another benefit to refusing financial contributions:
Carter is an Independent-
Contact: Chad Carter (Mike Carter for Missouri Lt. Governor) -- (314) 503-9285; chad@Vote4Carter.com
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2012 Lt. Governor Candidate, Carter is running for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Office in the State of Missouri.
Carter is an Independent-