This was sent out via Salzman's listserve.... In a message dated 7/24/2008 12:04:58 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
I am writing you today to ask for your assistance. Since I have announced my intention to run for City Council, I have been heartened by your expressions of support. Now with Democrat Linda Atkins (
As you know, this election is of utmost importance for the future of Humboldt County. We are running a campaign based on bold
As we have seen in previous elections the right-wing developers will raise thousands of dollars to fund my opponent. In 2004, they spent over $150,000 in an attempt to unseat Chris Kerrigan, and in 2006 they spent nearly that amount in an attempt to defeat Supervisor Bonnie Neely. Often this money is raised in $1,000 chunks from big developers who are able to write those checks.
While these figures may seem like an exorbitant amount of money -- and they are -- together we can counter their advantage with grass roots democracy. By following the lead of Barack Obama and other progressive candidates, we can keep up with the big donations by having more people, like you, donating smaller amounts on a recurring basis.
It is essential we get our
I need you to
And don't forget today,
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Candidate for Eureka City Council