IronPigs Announce 2012 Election Campaigns

PRESS RELEASE – In this critically important election year, IronPigs mascots FeRROUS and FeFe both announced their intentions to become the next President of the Lehigh Valley during a campaign unveiling at Coca-Cola Park on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

One randomly selected fan that casts a vote for the eventual winner will win two Field Level season tickets for the 2013 season along with a $500 shopping spree to the Majestic Clubhouse Store. Ten other lucky winners will win four Field Level vouchers to a 2013 Monday thru Thursday home game at Coca-Cola Park.

Voting is now underway at at both voteFeFe.com and voteFeRROUS.com and will run through August, 27. The new President will be inaugurated prior to the IronPigs’ home game on September 1 at Coca-Cola Park with a special giveaway (TBD) in their honor.

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· Twitter

“Our fans have a significant decision to make this election season,” remarked IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. “Both FeRROUS and FeFe are equally qualified for the Presidency but only one candidate will ultimately win the coveted position. It’s up to you, the best fans in Minor League Baseball, to decide.”

There is no limit to the number of times that you can vote and grass roots campaigns on social media platforms promoting either candidate are strongly encouraged. To kick off the election season, the IronPigs will be giving away four tickets to Opening Day to lucky fans on Facebook and Twitter that share the IronPigs campaign message or use the #voteferrous or #votefefe hashtags on Wednesday, February 29.

Over the next six months, you will learn about where the candidates stand on the real issues, such as pork barrel spending and bacon-flavored ice cream. Expect the following from the upcoming campaign:

  • A ton of mudslinging! After all, they are pigs! Will the negative campaigning take a toll on one candidate more than the other?
  • Both candidates hitting the campaign trail at Coca-Cola Park and talking about the important issues with the voters and fans.
  • An announcement of Vice Presidential running mates for each of the candidates. Could the newest Pork Racer Barbie Q. be entering the political spectrum?
  • Campaign endorsements from important figures at Coca-Cola Park, including Ryne Sandberg and Hambone. Believe it or not, only one of those endorsements is actually coveted by the candidates.

Make sure to check back often for updated polling statistics and information on where each of the candidates stand on this year’s hot-button issues.

The first chance to meet the candidates will be this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. during the IronPigs’ annual National Pig Day celebration at Coca-Cola Park. Fans can show their support for either candidate with a free yard sign that will be available during Saturday’s festivities.

The Lehigh Valley needs a clear vision for the future. Your vote will help decide whether FeRROUS or FeFe is inaugurated as the next President of the Lehigh Valley.

Official contest rules are available at both voteFeFe.com and voteFeRROUS.com.

Both candidates will also be promoting their messages at the home opener at Coca-Cola Park is on April 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Single-game tickets, season tickets, mini plans and group tickets for the 2012 season presented by Capital BlueCross are on sale now.

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