Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fwd: Send the pundits a message

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From: Barbara Boxer <>
Date: Jun 27, 2007 2:50 PM
Subject: Send the pundits a message
To: greensmile

Dear greensmile

Let's shock the pundits -- and Karl Rove. Contribute before the June 30 deadline!

Nothing in politics can be taken for granted.

That's why I am asking for your help before a critical deadline. This Saturday, June 30th marks the end of the second fundraising quarter for 2007, a date that will be used by press, pundits, and strategists across the country -- and Karl Rove too -- to assess the early strength of my campaign.

The community already helped us achieve one huge goal last month: reaching 10,000 donors for 2010 before May 31st. Now we want to achieve an even bigger goal: Surpassing $2 million in cash-on-hand before the June 30th reporting deadline.

With just 3 more days to go before June 30th, can you help us blow past our $2 million cash-on-hand goal?

Let's show the press, pundits, and strategists that our campaign is off to a roaring start -- contribute today and help us surpass our $2 million end-of-quarter goal!

Truthfully, my Republican colleagues are a bit frustrated with me. I keep pointing out inconvenient truths to them, like the failure of the war in Iraq. I have even invited people like Al Gore to testify about global warming before my committee. They'd like nothing better than to replace me with one of their rubber stamp GOP Senators, reciting Karl Rove's talking points on command.

That's not going to happen. Let's send the Republicans a message that my Senate seat is not theirs for the taking by surpassing $2 million in cash-on-hand before this Saturday's deadline.

Let Karl Rove and the Republicans know that this is one Senate seat they can cross off their wish list. Contribute today and help me exceed $2 million cash-on-hand by this Saturday's reporting deadline!

Democrats have 51 seats in the United States Senate. Just 51. And we definitely can't afford a single defeat that would return us to the days of Republican control.

What has Democratic control of the Senate meant? Putting global warming front and center on the agenda. Shifting the debate to how to end the war in Iraq, not how to cover up George Bush's mistakes. Raising the minimum wage for the first time in ten long years. Sending the President a bill to fund a real stem cell research program. Uncovering rampant abuses in power, such as the White House's role in firing United States Attorneys who did not hew to their right-wing political line.

Republicans and their special interest allies are accustomed to using their money advantage to throw their weight around and intimidate their opponents. Help me blow past our $2 million in cash-on-hand goal by June 30, and let Republicans know that if they really want my seat, they will be in the fight of their lives.

Please donate to my campaign by the June 30 deadline. Help me surpass $2 million in cash-on-hand so that Republicans know that this seat is not theirs for the taking.

In just a few short months of Democratic control of Congress, we have made tremendous accomplishments, but there is so much more left to do. Thank you for all of your support.

In Friendship,

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator

P.S. The June 30th deadline is just days away. Please contribute today -- and help us blow past our $2 million end-of-quarter goal!

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