Today’s the end of the quarter for congressional candidates and their fund-raising efforts. First-term U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of the Fourth District has send out this e-mail for support.
At midnight tonight, I’ll have to report my fundraising total for the first quarter to the FEC. The media, pundits and my opponents use my fundraising numbers as a measure of our grassroots support. If you have not already done so, I hope you will contribute to my campaign before midnight.
We are just $7,500 from our $31,000 goal – I need to your support to put us over the top. Contribute $31, $50, $100 or even $500 before midnight and we hit our goal.
Republicans are looking to take back the House in 2010, and I am a top target.
In light of the historic healthcare reform I helped pass, they are prepared to fight tooth and nail against me to take back this seat.
I know that if I can reach my goal of $7,500 by midnight tonight, there will be no doubt that my campaign has the momentum going into this Spring.
We can’t afford to wait until the fall to fight back – I need your help today.
I am counting on you to keep us strong.