Zweifel's campaign sent out a fundraising e-mail to supporters today noting that a contribution of $325 can buy an air conditioner.
"I wanted to thank everyone for all their financial support to date. In three short months we have gone from no campaign to an office, staff and even a microwave - but no air conditioning yet," said Zweifel campaign manager Patrick Lynn.
Then, of course, there's the plea to donate.
Other donation references for you to ponder:
- One 30-second campaign commercial during the evening news in Kansas City is $700.
- In St. Louis it can cost $1200.
- $25 buys 60 stamps.
- $50 buys a radio commercial
- $675 buys 1900 brochures
- $1350 buys 30 seconds of television
The second quarter fundraising deadline is June 30th.