Monday, August 23, 2010
Help us beat this guy
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Months before the 2010 election, John Boehner -- the Republican leader in the House -- is launching a full-fledged campaign operation to become the next Speaker of the House. And he's counting on contributions from lobbyists to help pay the bills.
His staffers have established a "Speaker Boehner" committee. They've set up suggested giving levels for lobbyists. Anyone who helps raise $100,000 gets special meetings with the GOP leader, a direct line to a Boehner aide, and the password for a restricted website where they can download "insider briefings."
Protecting the House and keeping John Boehner's hand off the speaker's gavel is a top priority for this election. But we aren't setting up special websites for lobbyists. We aren't counting on special-interest dollars to give us an edge in this campaign.
We're countering that cash with an aggressive campaign funded entirely by people like you. That's why we've launched the By the People Fund to help us reach 3 million grassroots donations before Election Day.
Chip in $3 or more to help meet the goal.
To become the next speaker, Boehner has to help the Republicans win 39 seats they don't currently hold.
To ensure that doesn't happen, we're planning the largest voter turnout operation for a midterm election in history. We will knock on more doors, make more calls, and outwork the GOP in every district with a competitive race.
But we need your help to make this happen.
Republicans like Boehner are tearing up the phones, calling in every favor they have to bring in the special-interest cash.
We've made a choice to practice a different kind of politics, and we're counting on support from Americans like you to help us win in November.
Donate $3 or more to the By the People Fund:
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Democratic National Committee
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