Friday, May 16, 2008

RE: No letting up


Last week, we told you how John McCain raised over $9 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee in 48 hours.

Yesterday, he was in Washington, D.C., attending back-to-back receptions for his top donors. The night ended with a "Spring Gala" dinner for those willing to pay thousands of dollars to wine and dine with John McCain and his top campaign staff.

The RNC has boasted it plans to raise at least $120 million to support John McCain. That's why Republican operatives are working around the clock to bank as much money as they can, while they can. They're gearing up for a Swift Boat offensive on our nominee.

Make a contribution now -- and help match what the Republicans are raising:

We can't let the Republicans get ahead of us.

Tom McMahon
Executive Director

-----Original Message-----
Subject: No letting up
Date: Fri 9 May 2008 11:59:17 AM
From: Phil Murphy
To: Tom McMahon

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

John McCain raised over $9 million to Swift Boat us -- contribute!I'm Phil Murphy, Finance Chair of the DNC. I'm responsible for making sure our Party has the funds it needs to stay competitive.

I wanted you to see these two clips that were posted on this week...

John McCain will raise over $7 million tonight at a high-dollar New York fundraiser, his largest one-event haul yet during the campaign, according to sources familiar with the expected haul.

McCain raises over $2 mil in Michigan ... So said John Rakolta -- a former national finance chair and ubiquitous presence around Mitt Romney during the primary -- last night at the suburban Detroit funder for the GOP nominee.

In the past 48 hours, John McCain raised over $9 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee. While we're choosing our nominee, the Republican machine is working their way across the country, raising money and expanding their bank accounts.

What are they going to do with that money? Attack. As soon as we have our nominee, they'll unleash a flood of expensive negative attacks to try to define our candidate.

That's why we have to be ready for anything -- we can't let them Swift Boat us right out of the gate.

Can you make a contribution to offset the $9 million John McCain has raised the last 48 hours? We need to be able to defend our candidate from the Republican machine as soon as it kicks into gear:

Everywhere John McCain goes his handlers are organizing fundraising receptions, catering to special interests and lobbyists. It's straight out of the George Bush and Karl Rove playbook.

While our primary continues, we can't afford to let John McCain and the Republican machine get a financial advantage. Help us and our nominee stay competitive.

Thanks for your support.

Phil Murphy

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