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The Pitch

How I got on his mailing list, I have no idea. But here’s an email I just got from Paul Begala. All the links are dead, but you get the point:

Dear Jonah,

They may be out of touch. They may be out of ideas. But the one thing all those Rush Limbaugh-loving Republicans still have in big supply is deep pocketed special interests who are desperate to stop President Obama from ending George W. Bush’s policies.

Believe it or not, it’s already report card time for President Obama. As the only FEC quarterly fundraising deadline during his first 100 days quickly approaches on March 31st, the world will use it to judge President Obama’s early strength. So my pals at the DCCC asked me to kick off their Million Dollar Match campaign.

They have set a goal of raising $1 million in grassroots support to show the world how strongly Democrats across America support President Obama and his agenda for change. The single most important way you can keep driving change forward is by making a contribution today.

Contribute $5, $10, or more to the Democrats’ Million Dollar Match before the critical FEC deadline. Your gift will be matched 2-to-1 by Democrats in Congress, tripling its impact.

Want to know just how desperate the GOP is these days? First, their embattled Chairman Michael Steele managed to take time out from cramming his own foot in his mouth to transfer $1 million to the GOP committee in charge of electing Republicans to Congress.

Next, Republicans are planning their annual fat-cat dinner with a goal of raising $5 million to fund their slash-and-burn attacks against President Obama and Democrats in Congress throughout the year. This same GOP fat-cat fest raised $8.6 million last year.

They’re even getting none other than their “rising star,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to headline their dinner. This is the same Louisiana governor who got caught lying about his role in the Katrina recovery when he delivered the GOP response to President Obama’s address to Congress last month. There’s nothing GOP donors like more than someone who’s not afraid to lie on national TV!

Contribute $5, $10, or more to the Democrats’ Million Dollar Match. Your gift will be matched 2-to-1 by Democrats in Congress, tripling its impact.

The more support we can show before the March 31st FEC deadline, the more change that President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress can bring for America.

Let’s show the world that our fight for change is just getting started.

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