A southern Florida chiropractor is reminding campaign backers that even Hurricane Isaac cannot derail his long-shot bid for the state's legislature.

"Based on recent evidence, I am not happy to report our conclusive findings: Solomon for House yard signs are not effective wind and rain repellents," Democratic candidate Jeff Solomon of Pinecrest, Fla., wrote in a recent email to supporters. "I have proven this by driving through our community and noticing that Isaac has helpfully removed many of our signs. While I appreciate the storm's help, the election is not over -- I will be on the ballot this November."

Solomon is challenging state Rep. Michael Bileca (R-Miami), who the Miami Herald's Naked Politics blog notes has an almost tenfold fundraising advantage over Solomon.

The wind-and-rain quip was the first of several Isaac references in Solomon's fundraising appeal, which concludes by promising to replace the hurricane-battered signage with fresh placards pending new donations.

"While wind is not good for yard signs, it is good for momentum," Solomon wrote. "And I'm pleased to report that, politically speaking, the wind is at our back and filling our financial sails."

Hurricane Isaac made landfall as a Category 1 storm on Tuesday night, spanning across the Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle.

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