Direct mail round-up: Closing arguments from Neil Brickfield, Charlie Justice, Frank Farkas, and Bill Young

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You know who will be disappointed, regardless of how the election turns out on Tuesday?

Postal employees, that’s who. The USPS makes so much money from the barrage of political direct mail, it’s difficult to understand how the Post Office is in the red.

Anyway, here are the closing arguments from several local candidates, including Neil Brickfield, Charlie Justice, Frank Farkas and Bill Young. All told, the piece are rather tame, if not lame. In fact, I’d argue that the reason some of these pieces were sent was to line the pockets of those printing them, rather than to convince any voters.

The Committee to Protect Florida obviously went color blind before sending this piece on behalf of Brickfield.


A better designed mailer comes from Charlie Justice’s camp:

Whoever designed this piece for the Florida Chamber on behalf of Frank Farkas probably made a mint.

 As did whoever printed this lame piece for Congressman Bill Young.

I can’t believe the Mallard Group got paid to design and print this trite crap. Congressman Young deserves better than this.

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