David Gay gives a speech about taxes at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Tax Day, 2008

David Gay Considers Campaigning Again

David Gay, who ran for U.S. Congress as a Republican and Libertarian in 2008, is considering running for office again in 2009.

Even though he knew he wasn't going to win, and eventually was denied ballot access, Gay considers his 2008 experience a success, and a good starting point for running again.

"I got to see what it was like to run for office, I was endorsed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul, I received donations from individuals in 43 different States, and I was able to spread my message of peace, freedom, and prosperity to so many people who hadn't heard it before!" Gay said of his first bid.

This time, Gay plans to start smaller by running for Onondaga County Legislature or Syracuse City Council.

"I'll let everyone know what my plans are pretty soon. Maybe in the next week, so keep watching!"

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LinnieLu says ... on Monday, Feb 2 at 11:25 AM

Sounds great, Dave. Where would your district be?

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RWhite says ... on Saturday, Jan 31 at 8:50 PM


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Mike Sutton says ... on Friday, Jan 30 at 4:06 AM

Very good Dave! You have my support!

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JohnB says ... on Wednesday, Jan 28 at 5:05 PM

Go for it!

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bird says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 2:41 PM


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Good job dude says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 2:39 PM

Your message is great!

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Clay Trainor says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 2:04 PM

Kudos to you Dave for doing the right thing. We need more people like yourself to run for office, and fight for freedom! You have my support!

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polomertz says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 1:03 PM

Awesome! Don't ever stop.

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Ron says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 10:07 AM

Good Luck Dave

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cindy says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 8:40 AM

thanks for not giving up. it is very difficult to remain hopeful, when people won't take the time to listen and educate themselves. you've still got my support. thank you.

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Rick says ... on Tuesday, Jan 27 at 1:53 AM

Thanks for not giving up Mr. Gay. America needs people like you, willing to run for public office. People need to see what's going on with our lack of true representation. Keep the flag of freedom and liberty waving!!

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TJ says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 9:52 PM

woo hoo!! That's putting your money where your mouth is. Proud of you, David

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Om says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 9:19 PM

I send my best Dave! It's great to see people that stand for peace, freedom, and prosperity. We need more like you! Good luck and by the grace of God may he watch over all of us and may the U.S. be delivered from those who seek to do her harm.

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Anonymous says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 5:17 PM

Good Luck

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Joe says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 2:32 PM

Great... I disagree with the political ideology, but respect the passion nonetheless.

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Anon says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 1:29 PM


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Matt says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 12:18 PM

Good luck, I wish you well.

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Bryan says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 11:03 AM

Thanks for supporting freedom, David!

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MichaelM says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 9:09 AM

As a native of Upstate NY, who is well aware of Davids commitment to sound political principles, I am stoked to hear he is considering serving the people through a political office. Go David!!!

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Gage says ... on Monday, Jan 26 at 2:39 AM

Go David!

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Mom says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 11:37 PM

Keep it up, David! I'll always support you. BTW - working for somebody else's campaign doesn't hurt, either. Just look at what working for Hillarity a few years back has done for Kirsten Gillibrand.

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NW says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 10:46 PM

Run! Dave, Run!

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Danny S says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 7:54 PM

Maybe a slightly bigger office, say for state legislature, would be in order.

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tomforron says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 7:52 PM

Wat to go david, never give up

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TerriK says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 5:36 PM

Keep spreading the American message of Freedom, Peace and Prosperity!!

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Oli says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 5:10 PM

Go David! Freedom is a wonderful thing...

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Conservative says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 5:01 PM

Mr. Gay is exactly the type of representation that we need in this country, whether that be on a local or national level. I hope that I see some interviews with Mr. Gay on WTVH soon. I will stay tuned!

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Dave says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 4:52 PM

Awesome. We need some real change these days (as opposed to false change). Hopefully he'll win.

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Darryl Schmitz says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 11:01 AM

Thank you, David, for your persistence on behalf of liberty and what are the right principles - constituional, limited government.

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Jodi Shephard says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 9:51 AM

I think it would be terrific if David ran for officice again! I had the pleasure of meeting him on Tax day in DC and also at the RP Rally in July 08. David is the type of rep we need to have in govt!

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Chuck says ... on Sunday, Jan 25 at 3:18 AM

Go Dave.

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