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This website is to serve my campaign for 2018 - Bossert for State Senate.  Shown here is a photo with then candidate for Governor, Roy Cooper.  Today he is in the Governor's Mansion.  In 2016, I ran a campaign that didn't get me over the top ... but did get me a good start with over 37,500 votes.  I call that a good start.  Join me in this adventure as we work for a 2018 win.  

 

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Monday, July 17, 2017 9:44 PM

Health Care - What next?

The battle over health care is taking an ugly turn. The talk now is that there is interest in giving states block grants allowing them to choose whether or not they come up with their own plan or continue with the ACA. We know how the NC General Assembly would choose to go. They have condemned our neediest neighbors of the benefits of Medicaid expansion (nearly 1/2 million people.) So, we can assume that they will continue to abandon those people and the likely abandonment of those with pre-existing conditions. We must get our General Assembly back in the hands of those who care about all of us ... not just those with money!


Monday, July 17, 2017 9:44 PM

Health Care - What next?

The battle over health care is taking an ugly turn. The talk now is that there is interest in giving states block grants allowing them to choose whether or not they come up with their own plan or continue with the ACA. We know how the NC General Assembly would choose to go. They have condemned our neediest neighbors of the benefits of Medicaid expansion (nearly 1/2 million people.) So, we can assume that they will continue to abandon those people and the likely abandonment of those with pre-existing conditions. We must get our General Assembly back in the hands of those who care about all of us ... not just those with money!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:36 AM

Republicare! On their health plan.

Approval of the Republicare plan would deprive millions of health care. Problem is ...most of us can't really understand the volume of 20 + milliion people. When people first read the "Diary of Anne Frank," they truly understood what we need to understand today. This is not about the millions.
This is about the one ... the one person you know who will no longer be able to get insurance because of pre-existing conditions.


It is about the one parent of a profoundly handicapped child who won't be able to get respit care.


It is about the man or woman with diabeties who will be unable to get their supplies.


It is about the person who dies for want of basic health care, leaving his/her family destitute.


This is about the one person ... not the millions. It is about our neighbor.


With the current bills, states can opt out of this or that provision of ACA. Our General Assembly has made it clear where they stand on helping oridinary folks like you and me.

Past behavior informs us of how the General Assembly will handle things in the future.  We hold our neighbors and their children and the quality of their lives in our hands! Will we sit silently ... or will we work for our neighbors?

 

 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:26 AM

Campaign Finance

All candidates know how important it is to raise money for their campaign(s).  Still, there is a point at which the money spent on a campaign can be absolutely obscene.  The Ossoff campaign in Georgia 6, was an example of obscene fundraising.  Millions raised and spent!  When does a sum of money become obscene?  That is for each of us to decide personally.  

That said, the Bossert for State Senate campaign needs a lot more financial support than it got in 2016.  Then, I loaned my campaign $4400.00.  I raised about $26,000, too.  It was simply not enough, but look at the results.  I got 38% of the vote.  One of my fellow Dems ran a great campaign, raised and spent about $450,000.00.  She got 38% of the vote.  Another raised over $350,000.00 and spent that amount.  She, too, got only about 38% of the vote.  Yet another raised about $70,000.  She, too, got about 38% of the vote.  In each case (and my own, too) our Democratic Party candidate was far and away a more qualified candidate.  

What is the lesson?  I wish I knew.  I certainly got more 'bang for the buck.'   All I can manage is a thought that we are all failing to send the message that what we Dems stand for is really that which is the best interests of the voters.

This time around, I have started my candidacy by listening and not making the faulty decision of thinking I know better than the voters.  

So far, these seem to be the big issues.

Education is definetly up there, but so is a living wage and affordable housing.  Health care is a biggee, especially for the poor and the Baby Boomers (people my age!)  Among many of my potential constituents women's health and self determination are big issues.  The environment ranks high as well.  Those of us soon to be on a fixed income (or already there) care a lot about rising health care costs and unbalanced tax policies.

I think you get the idea.  I thought the big issue was public school and all that entails.  The truth is that we humans care about lots of things, but we tend to focus on those things that have the greatest impact on our lives ... in a very personal way.

$30,000 isn't going to help me market my candidacy well enough.  I am going to, pie in the sky, build an obscene budget.  Help me get to the bar I am setting - $450,000.

That sum will help me get a powerful message of reclamation of North Carolina on TV, radio, newspapers, mailers, bill boards, etc. and pay for a professional campaign manager as well.   

This sum is obscene, but if you and I think of it as an investment in a better North Carolina, electing a Democrat in the 48th State Senate district could be a game changer for future generations of North Carolineans.


Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:12 PM

The Affordable Care Act

We need to protect the Affordable Care Act.  The Senate is avoiding this issue.  I think it is because the protests and anger of the American people have risen to put a halt on abandoning ACA.


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