Election '99

Sam Katz for Mayor, Philadelphia

September 10, 1999 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

This is an off year election season, but there is a mayoral election that the national media is focused on. And like 1993 and 1997, the gay vote will likely decide again whether a pro-gay Republican makes history in a major U.S. city. Furthermore, it is a pro-gay Republican running against an anti-gay Democrat for Mayor of Philadelphia, and the latest Democrat and GOP polls show the race at a statistical dead heat.

Much like with the Rudy Giuliani (NYC 93, 97) and Richard Riordan (Los Angeles 93, 97) campaigns, Log Cabin is leading the way in making history. Log Cabin Republicans Philadelphia is working with Log Cabin Republicans Pennsylvania and the Log Cabin Republicans national office to consolidate support behind Republican candidate Sam Katz against Democrat John Street, and your help is needed today.

This is the election that every national media outlet will headline on Election Night 1999 – and you have the chance to help ensure that a pro-gay Republican mayor welcomes the national Republican Party to the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Log Cabin Republicans Philadelphia is sponsoring a major fundraising and endorsement boat cruise event on the yacht of Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Bob Stears in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 14. Requested minimum donation is $250 for the event, made out to "Sam Katz for Mayor." Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Rich Tafel will also attend. Also on hand will be Patrick McIntyre, the campaign's liaison to the gay community, who addressed the Liberty for All Conference in New York and was featured on C-SPAN's coverage.

1. If you are in the Northeast, Please Attend this Crucial Log Cabin Event. The event will be held at Pier 5 on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 14 at 5:45 PM for Cocktails, boat sets sail at 6:30 PM. For more information, contact LCRP President David Greer.

2. This is a Race of National Importance – We Need Everyone's Help. This race will impact the 2000 GOP Convention and bolster our winning message inside the Republican Party. Everyone who can help needs to pitch in today.

Please send your generous contribution – payable to "Sam Katz for Mayor" – to LCRP at 210 Locust St, #20G, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Write "Log Cabin Republicans" in the memo line. There are no contribution limits in this campaign. We would ask a minimum contribution of $100, but the most generous contribution you can afford will help Log Cabin make history one more time!

If you have any other questions about this important campaign, contact David Greer.

Legal Disclosure Message: This message by Log Cabin Republicans PAC was not authorized or coordinated with Sam Katz for Mayor, and did not involve an expenditure of funds.