Via LinkedIn: David Ramadan, a 2011 candidate for the Republican nomination for the 87th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, is seeking to spend $500,000 to win the primary contest against Jo-Ann Chase.

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David Ramadan, MA, CFE has sent you a message.
Date: 6/10/2011
Subject: INVITATION
Franchise Industry Friends,

As many of you already know, I recently announced that I am running for office in Virginia. Last month Virginia completed the redistricting process and I now live in a new open seat District. I NEED YOUR HELP. Will you please join this franchise industry fundraiser?

Scott Klososky, Foremost Technology Expert and Internet Visionary (www.klososky.com), agreed to do a one hour on-line Webinar specifically designed for Franchise Executives and Franchise Attorneys as a fundraiser for my campaign. Scott does not normally do online seminars; but he graciously agreed to do this for my campaign and thus it is an opportunity for the attendees to listen to him and benefit without having to fly to see him or fly him in – if you have never listened to Scott then you are up for a treat; and if you have, then you are up for a new learning experience.

Please click the following link to Register and Donate to my campaign: http://do.nr/3rE

The webinar information which will take place on Wednesday June 15th at 1pm Eastern time will be e-mailed to you upon completing the registration and donation.

I truly appreciate your help. This is a very important step for me. The campaign is expected to cost $500,000 – yes five hundred thousand dollars and that is just to the primary. As a small businessman and Franchise Industry person I will work hard to ensure that the Commonwealth of Virginia remains business friendly and franchise friendly as I did recently by helping the IFA get a favorable opinion from VA’s Attorney General re a labor issue.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS INVITE TO YOUR COLLEAGUES AND FRINEDS SO THAT THEY CAN ALSO JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY.

THANK YOU for supporting my campaign to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Note: Corporate donations are permitted in Virginia :-)

Sincerely,
David Ramadan
President
RAMA International
P.O. Box 221288
Chantilly, VA 20153, USA
www.RAMAinternational.com

More coverage of David Ramadan here.

More coverage of Jo-Ann Chase here.

In the latter link I opined that money would be especially key in this campaign, and that it would be an unusual campaign. Not risky predictions, to be sure, but so far, accurate.

Without a deep background in Virginia politics, I would still say it seems like Mr. Ramadan is planning to spend near the top of what might be considered proportional to the office for the primary portion of race. Ms. Chase obviously is being taken very seriously by the Ramadan campaign.