The voter guides certainly made the difference where the people were most familiar with them; Collin County. Over 1,200 downloaded and- more importantly, 8-10,000 printed copies voluntarily taken by voters. Of the 12 local races, 11 were won outright and the last one, the recommended person is the top votegetter going into the runoff. They were the talk of the meeting in the McKinney Tea Party meeting tonight. But that level of success only came because of the unbeatable grassroots of Collin County, mainly in over 20 volunteers choosing to hand out the guides at candidate forums, community events, and polling places. These guides are a tool of the grassroots and success cannot be had without them.
Smaller successes elsewhere, with hundreds downloaded in Tarrant, Denton, Dallas, and Montgomery counties. 40 counties proved a bit excessive and I will later post the full counts. Hopefully, next time we will expand further. One of the surest signs of the success is the number of imitations of our style of guide that arose, as well as efforts to discount our guides (laughably calling them ‘pay for play’, while pitching a TRUE ‘pay-for-play’ list as a ‘better alternative’).