Is it me, or is it almost like Nancy had the phrase “my strategists” focus-grouped? Her latest fund-raising appeal:
Dear Jonah –
In politics, Labor Day is traditionally marked as the start of election season. That means today is the first working day of the fall campaign.
This is when your grassroots contributions have the greatest possible impact. The Republicans are pooling their resources for another wave of attack ads — and we must have the resources to counter this onslaught.
My strategists at the DCCC are preparing to launch their first major round of television advertising. We know the Republicans will be running in 9 more districts by Sunday.
The truth is we know when we have the resources to get our message out and turn out the vote — Democrats win. That’s why I need your urgent help to raise $500,000 for our Emergency Rapid Response fund before Friday’s media buy deadline.
Every dollar can mean the difference between victory and defeat on Election Day.
We simply cannot afford to fall behind just as the fall campaign begins in earnest.
I am more confident than ever that we will retain our Democratic House Majority, so long as we stand together in these final weeks. Our next wave of advertising could help secure Democrats who are being faced with an onslaught of attack ads — but I need your support before Midnight Friday to make it happen. Your gift of $5 could make all the difference.
On this first day of a campaign that will determine whether we choose to move forward or turn back, let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle for progress.
Speaker of the House
P.S. My strategists at the DCCC are preparing to launch their next round of television advertising. Unless we can raise $500,000 by Friday’s media buy deadline, we may not have all the resources we need for every race until November.