The Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate campaign sent out an email to supporters this morning from Vice-President Joe Biden urging them to donate to her campaign.
Writes Biden: “Kirsten is ready to move America forward, but she needs your help to win in November. Will you help her today? You can make a difference! A crucial deadline is coming up, and Kirsten needs to raise $50,000 by Friday, October 15 to make sure she can fight attack ads and get New York Democrats to the polls.”
Although getting Biden to email her supporters is hardly a big ask from Gillibrand, the Obama administration has aided her to an unusual degree by edging out possible primary challengers like Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney. Polls show Gillibrand starting to distance herself from her Republican opponent, former congressman Joe DioGuardi, and she already has a commanding fundraising advantage.
Full email below:
President Obama said it best: You choose “D” to drive forward and “R” to drive backward.
In 21 days, America will choose a path. We will either continue forward, growing our economy and getting it out of the ditch the GOP drove it into. Or we’ll take the road back to Bush-era policies that punished the middle class, gave tax breaks to billionaires and brought our economy to its knees. The stakes are as high right now as they were two years ago when a grassroots force of millions chose to start America on that path forward.
Kirsten is ready to move America forward, but she needs your help to win in November. Will you help her today?
You can make a difference! A crucial deadline is coming up, and Kirsten needs to raise $50,000 by Friday, October 15 to make sure she can fight attack ads and get New York Democrats to the polls.
In the short time she’s been in Washington, Kirsten has fought to defend a woman’s right to choose, argued for health care for all, protect unemployment benefits, and fought to cut taxes for the middle class. Kirsten stands up for New Yorkers every day in the Senate, and now she needs you to stand up for her.
Thanks to you and millions of other grassroots supporters, Americans chose progress in 2008. Now’s the time we have to defend and continue that progress, and I’m counting on Kirsten Gillibrand – and you – to stand with President Obama and me. Please join me in the fight.
Kirsten is the right choice for New York – and for America’s future. Please support her today. Driving forward is the only way we’ll ever get anywhere.
Vice President Joe Biden
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