Approximately one hundred individuals attended a fundraiser in Warrensburg for the Johnson County Democratic Club
and Democratic Central Committee on Saturday evening.
The Johnson County Democratic Club and Democratic Central Committee held a fundraiser this evening at the Warrensburg Community Center. The premise is simple – charge admission for a potluck “Festival of Soups” and breads, auction desserts and a bit of political memorabilia, and give Democrats an excuse and opportunity to get together and raise money in preparation for the next election cycle. The overhead is low. The facility rental is nominal. Volunteers make their favorite soups, breads, and desserts. Those paying admission are issued three tickets which they use to vote for their favorites in the three categories. The competition can get fierce – at times there can be trash talking and lobbying for votes. There have even been rumors that some competitors bought extra admission tickets so they could stuff ballot boxes.
This annual event raises a significant amount of seed money to help the club and committee operate for the coming year and election cycle.
There was a fundraiser this evening for Courtney Cole, the Democratic candidate in the 121st Legislative District, at the home of former state representative Deleta Williams in Warrensburg. Missouri Secretary of State (and U.S. Senate candidate) Robin Carnahan attended and spoke briefly.
There was a vehicle with an individual in the driver side seat parked along an access road across from the driveway entrance to the event.
Note the video camera in his lap.
Show Me Progress: How are you doing?
Tracker: Hello. How are you?
SMP: Good, good. So, are you a tracker or something?
Tracker: Uh, you could say that I guess.
SMP: Yeah. I’m with Show Me Progress. [I handed him my business card. He took it.]
SMP: Yeah. So, so, where are you from?
Tracker: Uh, I’d rather not say.
SMP: Oh, okay, that’s cool. [sound of camera shutter]
Tracker: You like the license plate? [In response to me photographing the back of the car.]
SMP: Actually? Interesting.
Tracker: Um, hm.
SMP: Yeah, so, uh, so have you been doing this for long or working in, in politics and stuff like that? [crosstalk]
Tracker: Uh, yeah, I’ve been working in politics for a while. [crosstalk]
SMP: Yeah. Good, good. Uh, where are you from, just in, are you from Missouri or just?
Tracker: I’d rather not say.
SMP: Okay, that’s cool. Well, listen, have a good evening, all right?
No job is too insignificant in a campaign, but wearing a tie for this?