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Ehlers Campaign Running On Fumes

 

Mark March 15, 2018 as the date the James Ehlers campaign for Governor died. The wild-eyed vulgarian raised only $19,000 since last Summer in his floundering campaign for Vermont Governor. By comparison, Christine Hallquist, in the race since late February raised over $40,000 with the goal of raising $2,000,000. 

Ehlers rolling out the adage of a loser, quoted as saying he's "looking for votes, not money". Said no successful candidate ever. 

One mildly interesting note, almost 50% of Ehlers raise came from the Floodgate family in....wait for it.....Naples Florida. 

RIP Team Ehlers, put a fork in yourself will you please. It's over. Thanks for playing. 

 

 

Ehlers No Longer Front Runner for Party Nomination

 

Good get by John Walters at Seven Days breaking the news about transgendered Christine Hallquist entering VT Governor's race and running as a Democrat. 

So what happens to Team Ehlers? They've been diligently working social media and beyond to find some steam for his underdog campaign, eliciting only lukewarm support among the democrat faithful. Six months since Ehlers announced his run and nothing he's accomplished intimidated Hallquist enough to keep her sidelined. 

Hallquist complicates Sander's potential financial involvement in the race for Ehlers. Would Sanders dare to endorse and raise money for your run-of-the-mill environmentalist with a penchant for the profane over a ground breaking transgender candidate in the year of #MeToo? We're betting Sanders keeps his powder dry and won't endorse until after the primary. 

Hallquist will tap into multiple national LGBT orgs for fundraising and gobble-up plenty of national/local media exposure. She'll beat Ehlers with her resume and pleasant temperament. If you're Phil Scott today, you elevated your re-election expectations from "not concerned" to "somewhat concerned". 

Welcome to the race Christine. 

 

Desperate Ehlers, Back to Old Tactics & Themes

Old habits die hard. 

Languishing campaigns resort to desperate measures and Ehlers returned to his yesterday posting images depicting Republicans as pedophiles and urinating on people. Special big balls award to Jimbo for revisiting his "Golden Shower" Trump meme he used to great affect earlier this year as we've duly noted. Absent this time is the blue language referencing penises in mouths and other tawdry descriptive language this great uniter previously posted an we've carefully stored in our vault.

Meanwhile VTDEMS begging lowly town chairs to run for Gov so they can get behind an actual democratic who isn't a dumpster fire or an 8th grader. 

 

 

 

Sanders Holding Back Ehlers Endorsement 

 

Burlington, VT 

One hundred twenty two days since James Ehlers announced he's running for Governor and not a word of support from Progressive stalwarts Bernie Sanders or David Zuckerman. We're not surprised and Ehlers' likely isn't either. Even Shay Totten seems to have tempered his enthusiasm after we posted a small sampling of the graphic and vile Facebook posts Ehlers' launched this year. 

Multiple sources within VTDEM circles confirm the Party is looking for a candidate without the divisive baggage Ehlers' brings. Hard to see a reputable D like Minter or Dunne run against Scott as he's insulated himself as a Liberal Democrat/Liberal Republican. Vermont Democrats have two options, find a quality candidate to fight the fight against Phil Scott or hold their noses and watch the shit fly with Ehlers. 

Rest assured, we'll be standing by with our library if it's the latter. 

 

 

 

 

Website Traffic Soaring

Analytics show www.JamesEhlers4Vermont.com continues to generate tremendous interest primarily from within Vermont, we also see substantial out-of-state traffic from northern Virginia/DC area and quite a few people in Georgia and other southern states paying attention. Politicos surveying the lay wreckage of the land? 

To date 4,922 unique visitors with 11,303 page views learning all about the leading progressive democrat running for Vermont's highest office. The candidate's website, rolled out well after this one went live, is almost identical in domain name. 

Vegas has the 13 year old running against Ehlers up by 8 points if the election were held today. Look for him to expand his lead. 

 

 

 

Where's Bernie's Endorsement? Psst..its not happening

 

‚ÄčIt's no secret Vermont Gubernatorial candidate James Ehlers is a no-hoper unless he lands an endorsement from Kingmaker Bernie Sanders. People close to Ehlers say it's his only path to raising money and will allow his low profile and low dollar campaign to fend off other more capable and better known democrats. Game fans know WINTER IS COMING, but Spring Primary season in political terms is around the corner. 

Oh but there's a fly in the proverbial ointment for Team Ehlers, seems Bernie has cooled off his talk of endorsing his progressive pal according to senior staffers in Sanders'camp. Off the record the Bern isn't happy with all those profane and threatening white man Facebook rants Ehlers' posted earlier this year. (The Bern has low approval numbers with minorities, endorsing a wild-eyed pistol waving Ehlers only hurts his progressive bona fides) Sanders has too much political capital these days to get bogged down in negative national press stories on why he's endorsed a candidate whose online behavior is a dumpster fire still simmering. Yep still simmering with what's public record and what could be released, rumored to be even more damaging and obscene. Yeah, it's that bad.

 

Site Traffic

Since the Seven Days articles appeared, we've had over 2000 visitors view over 3400 pages here. We'll freshen up the site soon. Thanks for checking back dutifully and we'll reward your diligence with more material soon enough. 

The Management 

 

 

If you're looking for a lair running for Governor here's the proof

 

By now many Vermonters have read about James Ehlers' Facebook escapades via multiple articles in Vermont's own SEVEN DAYS. Those stories can be found here Link and the more recent August 30, 2017 Fair Game article Link. In an interview with political reporter John Walters, Ehlers denies repeatedly he tagged Republicans with abusive posts and this whole Facebook scandal is "fiction."

Ah, no actually. Keep reading. 

Excerpts from the SEVEN DAYS interview about Ehlers:

And this account from a former legislator and Navy officer

Ehlers responds by attacking those on the receiving end with his boilerplate rant minus the profane language he used daily prior to running for Gov. 

And....

Fortunately ole James hasn't gotten around to deleting these seven posts on Facebook where he's tagged Republicans, posted the same meme of Trump urinating, and generally taunting those Walters described.  Remember, the most graphic obscenity filled posts Ehlers deleted from his Facebook page (don't fret, we have them). These images below were screenshots taken today, August 31, 2017. 

 

What say you VTDEM, Vermont media? 

 

 

Keeping it classy

 

 

 

 

Shay Shay Mad Mad

 

I remember when Shay Shay had a job years ago, I'm grateful he's available full time to be my wingman where he'll promote his tiny audience agenda stuff. I've told him he'll have a job in my administration, and after we both stopped laughing, he said "hell yeah". Shay certainly is qualified, he went to Bennington College where rich kids go after they can't get into Ivy League schools. Shay Shay will be Secretary of Pottery Wheels and give out the bathroom key to those we like on the 5th floor. 

 

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