We’ve got some great news, and it’s all thanks to your hard work. Some new polling shows we’ve got the lead, and today we’re releasing a new TV ad to help keep our momentum going. But with just two weeks to go until Election Day, our opponents are ratcheting up the attacks, and we’re counting on your help to pull us over the finish line.
Boots on the Ground
Turnout will be the deciding factor in this election, and we need your help. Since the beginning of this campaign, we’ve succeeded in bringing new people into our political process because people like you have been pounding the pavement – knocking doors, making phone calls, and empowering voters to make their voices heard. Just yesterday the Associated Press noted that, “Political observers suggest a low primary turnout would benefit Moran or Deeds, while a larger turnout would help McAuliffe, who is trying to attract new voters as Obama did.”
But the Moran campaign thinks our strategy is all for nothing. After going around for months claiming that the grassroots was the key to victory, the Washington Post reported this morning that Moran’s strategists “view that kind of operation as a waste of resources on voters unlikely to come out for a June primary.”
Polls, Polls, Polls
Three new polls came out at the end of last week, and they all show us with a very solid lead. DailyKos founder and best-selling author Markos Moulitsas observed that “McAuliffe has managed to move his favorability numbers forward despite an increasingly negative primary.” As voters take a tough look at each of the candidates, Terry’s vision for growing the economy and creating jobs is clearly resonating.
But we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Public Policy Polling’s Dean Debnam says, “This race is still really up for grabs…There are still lots of undecideds and lots of voters open to changing their minds.”
That’s why we need your help now more than ever. The attacks on Terry have already started, and you ain’t seen nothing yet. VCU Professor Bob Holsworth noted that, “With McAuliffe ahead in all of the public polls, attempting to bring him down has become a matter of some urgency to the other campaigns.” And Brian Moran’s chief strategist has pledged to do precisely that.
Terry’s taken a different approach. He’s sticking to the issues, staying positive, and saving his criticism for Bob McDonnell. But in order for that strategy to work, we need your help.
New TV Ad
Today, we’re also unveiling our newest television ad – a 30 second spot that focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood education. We wanted to make sure you see it first.
Thanks to you, we couldn’t be more proud of the campaign we’re running. But right now we’re getting attacked from all sides. Both of our opponents are on the air, and we need the resources to respond to their attacks, communicate Terry’s positive message of job creation, and bring our people to the polls.
Let’s keep the pedal to the metal until Election Day on June 9th.
Thanks so much for all your help,
HIRAM7 REVIEW & The Friends of Terry McAuliffe