The “Ben Lodmell for Congress” local campaign office is moving closer to our grand opening with a meeting today of local supporters with his staff members from Mobile to make plans for a painting and furnishing party . Anyone reading this diary who has contacts in the First District, please feel free to join us and/or to contact others who might be interested.
This is going to be a race, folks. Make no mistake. There are already a lot of “little people” on board in this campaign. If Jo Bonner expects a cakewalk he may just be in for a surprise.
“Big Ben” Lodmell is a big man in many ways. At 6’6″ and about 280 pounds, he is an imposing figure. Boyishly good looking, with a quick sincere smile, he makes friends easily. His impressive intellect is not on public display in a prideful way, but hearing him slip easily into Spanish, Portuguese and French when the occasion requires it will immediately let one know that this is a well educated and intelligent man.
With an extensive background in international finance, he understands how fiscal policies affect the economies of great nations as well as ordinary families. His experience as an administrator of human service not-for-profit agencies have touched his heart and created a burning desire to help those who need it the most. Ben has the vision that lets him see that helping the poor, the unemployed, sickly, elderly, and, most of all, the children in our society is not expensive gravy to be dolloped on when there is extra money available, but rather the beef, the essential function of government that makes all other functions possible. If you live in the First District, plan now to vote and campaign for “Big Ben” Lodmell. If you do not, but you want to participate in improving Alabama and America in a very real way, write your check to “Lodmell for Congress” and mail it to 106 E. Church St. Atmore, AL 36502. Thank you.
Remember: “yard signs are pretty, but dollar signs win elections”.