Most candidates crave widespread name recognition when running for elected office. In fact, they spend thousands of dollars to insure that they obtain a certain level of name recognition. They buy television spots, signs, banners and regularly mail annoying political propaganda to targeted audiences.

It is true; name recognition does make the difference between winning and loosing in most political campaigns. It is also true that in most cases it costs lots of money to obtain a winning amount of name recognition in a specific market. On the other hand, there is what is known as earned media. That is where the things you do or say are news worthy and as result cost you nothing but time.

Because of my politically incorrect approach to most issues, I have earned lots of media attention and have widespread name recognition. My name is known at some level across the state of Maryland.

Now comes the problem. Yes I have name recognition but, most voters only know me by what they have read or heard reported about me. Unfortunately the liberal media does not tend to report on conservatives in a positive manner. They often distort my view on issues and have portrayed me as a hateful, bigoted racist yet when I meet people in person they are always surprised to see that I am exactly opposite of the medias portrayal.

I often joke that “I don’t have a name recognition problem, I have an identity crisis” it’s true! If you have read the stories or the editorials of the Maryland Gazette, you know what I am referring to. Fortunately for me, the voters in my district are for the most part conservative themselves and as result, they like what they read regarding my actions and views on many issues.

Most politicians spend lots of time and money trying to find out what you want to hear.
I have a reputation as a no nonsense conservative politician. Don’t ask me any question that you really don’t want to know where I stand on the issue. I have and will always tell you what you need to know. I refuse to tell you what you want to hear.

Constitutionally yours,
Delegate Don Dwyer, Jr.