Saturday, June 09, 2012
They outraised us
This week we learned Mitt Romney and the Republican Party outraised us in May, bringing in $76 million to our $60 million. And that deficit is even worse once you include the millions of dollars a few wealthy special interests and billionaires are pouring into super PACs and outside groups.
If you don't want to read any further, I don't blame you. Support Democrats today and help build our grassroots organization with a donation of $3 or more.
For anyone wondering how one billionaire can influence an election, here's a perfect case study: Sheldon Adelson.
This casino owner's spending is a textbook example of the Republican battle plan. Here are just a few of his "investments" this year:
-- Singlehandedly keeping Newt Gingrich's presidential bid alive for months by pouring $20
million of his family's money into a pro-Newt super PAC.
-- Donating $5 million to Speaker John Boehner's super PAC, aimed at protecting the GOP majority in the House, and targeting vulnerable Democrats.
-- And just this week, after meeting with Romney last month, pledging $1 million to a Romney-
affiliated super PAC.
They say one person can change the world, but I'm pretty sure this isn't what they meant.
As Democrats, we aren't counting on wealthy patrons to buy this election. We rely on millions of Americans stepping up to grow this organization and provide the resources to open field offices, organize on the ground, and push back against Adelson, the Koch brothers, and all the rest of these billionaires trying to use their money to control our future.
We're counting on people like you -- and that means we need everyone to step up if we're going to win.
Let's show what we can do. Donate $3 today to support Democrats:
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