Michele Bachmann Tries to Make a ‘Money Bomb’ to Fight Her ‘Ruthlessly Liberal Millionaire Opponent’

michelebachmannemail Michele Bachmann Tries to Make a Money Bomb to Fight Her Ruthlessly Liberal Millionaire Opponent

Congresswoman Michele Bachamnn (Getty)

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is currently facing a close re-election fight against Jim Graves, a Democratic hotel magnate with an estimated worth of $22 million and $111 million to bolster his campaign war chest. This morning, her campaign manager, Chase Kroll, launched an effort to raise a $500,000 “‘Shield Our Values’ money-bomb” to help Ms. Bachmann with “the fight of her life.”

“The press has reported on it, our opponent has relished in it and, unfortunately, it’s a reality our campaign just has to deal with: Michele Bachmann is in one of her toughest campaigns ever,” Mr. Kroll wrote in his email to supporters. “With a ruthlessly liberal millionaire opponent who isn’t afraid to spend his substantial wealth on lies and false attacks, Michele is facing the fight of her life. Between her opponent, national Democrats, and liberal SuperPACs, she’s surrounded on all sides. Only one thing can help her fight back: your financial support.” 

Mr. Kroll said the campaign’s goal is to raise $500,000 in the next 48 hours, which he described as “our most ambitious fundraising initiative ever.”

“Some might call this a “money-bomb;” Most would call it ambitious, to say the least; I’ll call it what it really is: a shield against an onslaught of attacks on our values from those who would trample them,” Mr. Kroll wrote. “You could call it the “Shield Our Values” money-bomb.”

Mr. Kroll closed his appeal for donations by saying “Michele’s opponent will stop at nothing to destroy Michele and our values” and painting a dire picture of what will happen if she is defeated.

“If Michele loses this race to the extreme left, her authentic brand of constitutional conservatism will be gone from Washington. The number one fighter against Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and Obama’s extreme policies in Washington will cease to have a voice in our national conversation,” Mr. Kroll wrote.

As of the end of July, Mr. Graves had approximately $150,000 more cash on hand than Ms. Bachmann. Though Ms. Bachmann managed to  raise and spend much more than Mr. Graves in the first eight months of the year, the Democrat is in a position to draw vast amounts from his personal fortune for the final weeks of the campaign. According to a poll commissioned by the Graves campaign last month he has a narrow two point lead over Ms. Bachmann.

Read Mr. Kroll’s entire email to supporters below.

Subject: Shield our conservative values

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The press has reported on it, our opponent has relished in it and, unfortunately, it’s a reality our campaign just has to deal with: Michele Bachmann is in one of her toughest campaigns ever

With a ruthlessly liberal millionaire opponent who isn’t afraid to spend his substantial wealth on lies and false attacks, Michele is facing the fight of her life. Between her opponent, national Democrats, and liberal SuperPACs, she’s surrounded on all sides. Only one thing can help her fight back: your financial support

That’s why our campaign is launching our most ambitious fundraising initiative ever. If you will join us, we have set a goal to raise $500,000 in the next 48 hours. 

November’s election is less than four short weeks away. To counter the unbelievable attacks that our opponent and his surrogates will surely continue in this time, our campaign is launching one of our boldest initiatives yet: we’re aiming to raise $500,000 in just forty-eight hours. And we need your help to get there. 

Some might call this a “money-bomb;” Most would call it ambitious, to say the least; I’ll call it what it really is: a shield against an onslaught of attacks on our values from those who would trample them. You could call it the “Shield Our Values” money-bomb. 

Will you join it today by making any contribution you can afford

Now I know, that as one of Michele’s greatest supporters, your activism has been instrumental to the success she’s achieved over the years. But, if Michele loses this race to the extreme left, her authentic brand of constitutional conservatism will be gone from Washington. The number one fighter against Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and Obama’s extreme policies in Washington will cease to have a voice in our national conversation. 

That’s a reality that we can’t afford to accept. Help reject it today by making a contribution of $25, $50, $75, or $100 and help us reach our ambitious $500,000 goal in the next 48 hours

Michele’s opponent will stop at nothing to destroy Michele and our values. That means we have to do everything we can to defend them. 

Sincerely,
Chase Kroll
Campaign Manager 

P.S. I won’t pretend that raising $500,000 in just 48 hours will be easy. But, as Michele likes to remind me, the things that are worth it rarely are. Help us reach our goal by making a contribution right awayAfter all she’s done for us, it’s the least you can do. – Chase”