Go straight to the local policitians. And I mean STRAIGHT to them.
Complain LOUDLY to said politicos, i.e congressmen, senators, etc.
If you don't know them, use someone that does. Tell them precisely
what you just told us. Expound on the VOTERS who went up with you
and how much they enjoyed it.
Using the press/media will only start a debate. You don't need any more debates since
it sounds like there has already been one that you lost.
AGAIN, GO TALK TO YOUR POLS. They are mostly liars but they
do know how to count votes.