HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Looking on the Bright Side

Posted August 19, 2010 at 10:45am

It’s not every day that a Congressional campaign sends out a fundraising e-mail titled “Our Office Burnt Down,” but that’s exactly what Massachusetts candidate Jon Golnik did Wednesday afternoon.

Golnik, a Republican running to nab the House seat held by Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas, woke early Wednesday morning to a call informing him that the building housing his campaign headquarters had caught fire. The four-alarm blaze left extensive damage, but Golnik and his team took advantage of the ordeal and e-mailed supporters to ask for campaign cash.

“I understand this is not your typical campaign email, but I wanted to give you this personal update about the situation,” Golnik writes. “Now more than ever, I need your support and I can’t thank you enough for all of your help.”

Golnik’s campaign also created a video to highlight the extent of the damage, and campaign workers helping clean up after the fire managed to unleash a few clever sound bites.

“Cleaning up a disaster like this is nothing compared to the disaster we have in Washington right now,” one campaign worker says. “Jon’s taking it real well. Of course, Jon’s a trouper. A little adversity is not going to bother him.”

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