I live in Stillwater. District 39B, specifically. We have state senate and state house races lighting up the neighborhood, in addition to some city council races and the statewide the ballot initiatives. Apparently, there’s also a Democratic senator with nominal competition and some quadrennial race for federal governor or something like that.
With these state-level legislative races, I feel a bit like an Ohioan. We’re being bombarded. The photo above shows what happens when I don’t check my mail for a couple of days. Those 20 pieces of campaign literature arrived between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The funny pages were included for size reference and because they seemed topically appropriate.
The mail was divided about evenly between the senate and house race and, this late in the game, were more negative than positive. We received some twice because, presumably, direct mail is so cheap it’s not worth the campaigns’ time to de-dupe their lists. We also received one piece from a candidate from 39A because, well, I have no idea why.
The look on my 3-year-old’s face — entirely unplanned and unprompted — sums things up rather well.