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  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 12, 2022 at 5:51 PM

Thank you, Arkansas

Hi Jack,   The election results are in, and I didn’t win – but people in Arkansas *actually* had a choice on the ballot, and that matters.   I knew what I was getting myself into when I started this campaign, and we did what we could do every single day –…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 1:30 PM

The polls are open, Jack!

Good morning, Jack! The polls are now open and you can go vote. Locations will stay open until 7:30 pm – and as long as you’re in line by the time polls close, you can still vote. So stay in line!   Not sure where to vote? …
  Team Kelly · [email protected]
November 7, 2022 at 8:52 PM

Your Election Day Check List

Hi Jack,    Tomorrow is Election Day – and you’ve got some important decisions to make to decide who will represent Arkansans at the federal, statewide, and local levels.   We’re incredibly proud of the Democratic candidates who have stepped up to run and…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 6, 2022 at 10:25 PM

🏃Running to the polls

  Hi Jack,   The other day, I was doing some door knocking and usually I’m pretty good at telling if someone might have already voted – and when I got to this one door, I knew our system hadn’t updated yet.    When one person opened the door, they were li…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 4, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Check out your sample ballot today!

Hi Jack,    You all know I want everyone to be an informed voter, so if you haven’t voted yet, I wanted to make sure you had a chance to look at *your* sample ballot.   You can find it by Googling “Arkansas Voter View” or at this link: https://www.votervi…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 6:53 PM

A problem we can fix

Hi Jack,   I am asking EVERYONE EVERYWHERE: “Have you voted yet?”   So many are telling me, “Oh, no. Not yet. But I *think* I’m going to.” This is making me a little nervous! Please don’t miss your chance to have a voice.   As of June, we have 1.76 MILLIO…
  Team Kelly · [email protected]
November 2, 2022 at 10:58 PM

We’ve got a question for ya, Jack!

Hi Jack,   We’ve been calling and texting voters, knocking on doors, and asking everyone we see about their plan to vote – but today, we wanted to check in with you.   You open and read all of our emails, so we trust that you know the election is right ar…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 6:27 PM

Don’t tell me your vote doesn’t matter in Arkansas

Hi Jack,   I’ve been battling the: “My vote doesn’t matter” line for a while now!   Here’s why that couldn’t be further from the truth!   We see local races determined by less than 30 votes all the time – and then those leaders go on to pass laws that imp…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 5:02 PM

We’ve still got work to do

Hi Jack,   We’ve still got work to do, and I need to make sure we have enough money in our staffing budget to pay my team for the work they’ll do in the last week of our race. I get that might not seem like the most glamorous thing–but they will pull som…
  Team Kelly HQ · [email protected]
October 30, 2022 at 11:19 PM

We’ve got issues (Ballot Measures!)

Hi Jack,   If you haven’t voted yet, we wanted to send you a quick note on some of the ballot measures that you’ll need to decide on.   This year, Arkansas has FOUR initiatives. Kelly has made TikToks breaking each of those measures down, so if you’d lik…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 29, 2022 at 5:53 PM

I’ve got the best team in Democratic politics

Hi Jack,   I’ve got to say thank you. Until this point, I’ve gotten to run a unique campaign the way I wanted because people like you have invested $10, $50, $100 – any amount you could – to support our efforts.   We’ve stayed positive and have reached h…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 27, 2022 at 9:46 PM

Feeling a little nostalgic today

Hi Jack,   It’s pretty wild to think about how little time is left on my campaign for Lieutenant Governor. (12 days to go!)   While making all the videos for TikTok, interviews with local and national media groups, and candidate forums and debates have a…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 24, 2022 at 8:52 PM

Y’all, it’s time to vote early!

  Jack, today is a BIG day!   Early Vote locations are now open across Arkansas, and you can now cast your ballot to support my campaign to be the next Lieutenant Governor.   Click the button below to find your nearest early vote location and view your sa…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 22, 2022 at 7:05 PM

Typical politicians

  Jack, I realize that my experience is different from typical politicians.   During the debate, I spoke on my belief that what makes a good leader is our ability and willingness to listen, learn, and come up with creative solutions to challenging problem…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 18, 2022 at 2:34 PM

Kelly is about to go on stage

  Hi Jack,   Kelly is about to take the debate stage, and you can watch it live here (or you can catch it again at 7 PM on Arkansas's local PBS station).   She'll be advocating for policies that will support and improve the lives of Arkansas families -- a…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 14, 2022 at 7:47 PM

Last-minute request

Jack, our first mailer is at the printer and will be dropped in the mail this weekend.  Will you help us with the high cost of postage? We would like to raise about $2,420 more to ensure we get each card printed out on time.   Can I count on you for $25, …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 12, 2022 at 9:42 PM

Did you catch this last week?

Hi Jack,   My opponent was on The Problem with Jon Stewart last week, and it gained a *lot* of attention, not only in Arkansas, but across the nation.    The show focused on states that have led the way in passing anti-trans legislation, and of course, Ar…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 11, 2022 at 5:08 PM

Y’all, today is your LAST chance to register to vote in Arkansas

Jack: It is the *last* day to register to vote in Arkansas.   Earlier this week, my opponent’s interview with Jon Stewart went viral, and while people are talking about it, many of them might not be *actually* registered to vote.   On Tuesday, November 8,…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 10, 2022 at 8:34 PM

Feel-good campaign story

Hey Jack, I’ve got a feel-good campaign story that I think you’ll get a kick out of.   A couple of months ago at the state convention, I met a woman who came up to me to tell me how she’s been following the campaign and how excited she is to vote for me. …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 8, 2022 at 6:33 PM

My opponent was on Jon Stewart’s show last night

Hi Jack,   My opponent was on The Problem with Jon Stewart yesterday, and I’ll give her this: that was a bold move.   The show focused on states that have led the way in passing anti-trans legislation, and of course, Arkansas is out in front. Jon had a pa…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
October 7, 2022 at 10:39 PM

Jack, happy Friday! Quick update

Recently, Kelly (and her opponents) were invited to take part in an interview on KLEK 102.5 FM. It was over Zoom, so no one had to carve out that much of their day, and they could participate from *basically* anywhere.   Kelly was the only candidate for A…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 5, 2022 at 6:38 PM

I took last night “off” :)

  Hi Jack,   Campaigning can be a lot – especially when traveling all over the state to show people that a brighter future is possible.   So, last night, I absolutely *had* to take the night to have some fun with my local gals at The Chicks concert in Rog…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 4, 2022 at 6:09 PM

This is it, y’all!

Jack, I can talk about how Arkansas is a non-voting state, NOT a Red state *all* day.   Enough with “we can’t” in Arkansas -- I’m not here for that.   I’m running for Lieutenant Governor because people deserve a choice, and it’s time Democrats across the …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
October 1, 2022 at 3:55 PM

A little bit of positivity on your Saturday morning

Hi Jack,   First things first: Thanks a bunch to everyone who pitched in to help us hit our September fundraising goal. Couldn’t have done it without you!   Second, I wanted to take some time to share a bit of positivity from the campaign with you.   Near…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 30, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Just $440 more!

Hi Jack,   I’m getting ready to head to Little Rock to run in the Rasta 5k with our Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Anna Beth Gorman.  My campaign manager just reviewed our numbers for September with me, and our Actblue report shows we are $4…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 29, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Busy month!

  Hi Jack,   Our calendar is jam-packed with community events with fellow candidates and leaders, voter education drives, phonebanks, and canvasses – so I wanted to make sure you’d know what I’m up to over the next few days. (If you’re around, please come…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 27, 2022 at 6:26 PM

TikTok Updates (and Kirsten Vangsness news!!)

Hi Jack – I’ve been meaning to send you an update on the One Dem Minute film festival hosted by Civic Power of Change.   My TikTok video covering the broad spectrum of birth control options that could lower the number of abortions and teen pregnancy rates…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
September 26, 2022 at 6:12 PM

An interesting development

  Hi Jack – The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette and Axios reported that a nonpartisan group filed an ethics complaint against 15 state attorneys generals, including my opponent Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge.   This claim states that my opponent used her…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
September 24, 2022 at 10:04 PM

Helpful information ahead of the 2022 Midterms

Hi Jack – The deadline to register to vote in Arkansas is on October 11, and we wanted to make sure you have all the information you need to check your status.   We’ll also share a sample post for Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform you …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 21, 2022 at 10:38 PM

It takes a lot of effort

  Jack, it takes a lot of effort and energy to pick on vulnerable kids and families to this degree. Source: Arkansas Times   Earlier this month, the governor and my opponent had a press conference to announce their opposition to…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 19, 2022 at 11:41 PM

Changing Arkansas means we need more people voting!

  Hey Jack!   Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day – and if you missed my email yesterday, our team is laser-focused on voter education and empowerment to ensure Arkansans are registered to vote and informed about their options on the ballot this N…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 18, 2022 at 4:53 PM

We’re placing our mail order! Thank you!! 🙌

  Great news, Jack!   This weekend, we closed the budget gap on our direct mail program thanks to the help of generous friends, family, and supporters like you.   I decided to run for office because I wanted to be part of a government that empowers people…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 16, 2022 at 4:44 PM

kind of a *big* deal

  Hi Jack,   My September reporting cutoff is coming up in a couple of weeks – and it’s kind of a big deal. I’ve been in the race for one year now, and it’s our chance to show the number of Arkansans who back our campaign.   My campaign is funded primaril…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 15, 2022 at 7:57 PM

🗓 Krout and about! (HA!)

  Hi Jack,   Y’all. I am *having* a moment. So before I drop a calendar of where I’ll be over the next couple of weeks, I’ve got to share this update with you.   Quick back story: A couple of weeks ago, my Campaign Manager found this fil…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 13, 2022 at 10:14 PM

I could use your help tomorrow night

  Jack! Can you believe that I announced my bid for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor a little over a year ago?   A little “how it started, how it’s going” for you. Sept…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
September 9, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Did you miss Kelly’s note?

  Hi Jack,   Kelly sent an email yesterday regarding our Direct Mail Budget, and we wanted to ensure you didn’t miss it. This November, Kelly is up against a well-funded, Trump-backed, GOP opponent. In Arkansas, there’s a lot on the line, from transgender rights to reprod…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 8, 2022 at 4:28 PM

Countering negative campaign tactics

  Hi Jack,   The last time I ran for office, my opponent launched one of those mailers where they put a red filter over my picture to make me look like a “bad guy.”    Take a look:      I wouldn’t be surprised if we see (a lot) …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 3, 2022 at 4:48 PM

Updating your record

  Good Morning Jack,   Keeping our data up to date is hugely important for our team. Knowing what issues are at the top of your heart and mind gives us valuable insight into what Arkansans need and want from their leaders in Little Rock.   When I’m campai…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
September 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM

We tried something new

  Hi Jack,   Before our August fundraising benchmark came to a close, we still had quite a gap to reach our goal. So, we huddled up and decided to try a new strategy. We sent out text messages to our most engaged supporters, asking them to support our eff…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 31, 2022 at 4:13 PM

Our next big move

  Hi Jack,   Our next big endeavor here at Kelly Krout HQ is designing, printing, and sending out direct mail to voters all over Arkansas. This is *not* a cheap endeavor, but it’s proven to work. The more times someone sees or hears my name, the more like…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 30, 2022 at 5:18 PM

Update on gender-affirming care in Arkansas

  Hi Jack,   A federal appeals court declared that Arkansas *cannot* ban gender-affirming healthcare while the lawsuit against the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act is underway.   The trial is set for October, but today, I want to run throu…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 27, 2022 at 4:48 PM

The cost of campaigning

  Hi Jack,   Running a well-oiled campaign isn’t cheap, but my team and I are working with a tight budget right now. First and foremost, I must ensure my staff is paid on time, every time. We want to send mailers and sustain our robust field program. Thos…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
August 26, 2022 at 4:46 PM

August Finance Update

  Hey Jack,   Team Kelly, here. We’ve been busy putting our 2022 voter contact strategy into effect, and we’re all in to win this race come November.   We have identified the voters we must reach and have volunteers across the state making phone calls, se…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 24, 2022 at 5:04 PM

A very special weekend on the campaign trail

  Hi Jack,   Last weekend was extra special. My son Rex joined me on the campaign trail in Dardanelle and Russellville.   We knocked on doors in the neighborhood I grew up in, met with the Yell County Dems, and talked to Arkansans about their top prioriti…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 23, 2022 at 8:33 PM

There is NO excuse for the behavior we saw from AR police officers

CW: This email depicts police brutality. If you are not in a position to read this message, please click away and know that I won’t stop advocating for policy solutions that will end police violence and make our communities safe.   Content Warning: This em…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
August 20, 2022 at 4:06 PM

BIG news!

  Hi Jack, Kelly *officially* passed the Association of Social Work Board Licensing exam this week to become a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Arkansas.   Our team is so proud of Kelly and her commitment to making Arkansas a better place.   …
  Team Kelly · [email protected]
August 18, 2022 at 4:31 PM


  Hi Jack,   Yesterday Kelly emailed you and shared what we need to raise by the end of the month if we’re going to out-hustle and out-communicate her opponent in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.   Raising another $15k before August 31 will give us what we ne…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 17, 2022 at 5:02 PM

Parenting as *valid* experience

  Hi Jack,Arkansas kids (my crew included) started going back to school this week, and I wanted to talk about parenting today, more specifically, how parenting is valid experience that translates *directly* into government work.   On Monday, the boys were…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Arkansas kids aren’t alright

  Hi Jack, The special session closed this past week, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual Kids Count Data Book showing that 152,000 Arkansas children face more significant obstacles due to poverty.   So, while our leaders in Little Rock …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 12, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Why our deadlines are *so* important

  Hi Jack, I wanted to check in with a little update and a really, really, big thank you.   One of my personal goals for my campaign team is to give Arkansas voters the chance to vote for something, not against it.   Now, I know that negative campaigning …