An e-mail sent to Frank Pallone supporters today:
From: “Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.” Reply-To: email@example.com Subject: The Best Choice for the Senate Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 14:22:42 -0600 (CST) Dear Friend: As you may know, nearly a year ago I announced my desire to become Jon Corzine’s successor in the United States Senate. In the coming weeks Governor Elect Corzine will appoint a new Senator. I believe my progressive voting record and my ability to win in Republican areas makes me an ideal candidate for the position. Now is the critical time when you can play a part in helping my candidacy. Attached are talking points detailing why I am the right choice to represent New Jersey in the Senate. I am asking for your help in delivering my message throughout the State. Specifically, you can help our efforts by doing the following: Send an email to friends and family about my candidacy. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Log on to my website and sign up for the Pallone Partnership. (www.PalloneforNewJersey.com) Post campaign ideas on my interactive blog (www.pallonefornewjersey.com/frankblog) Attend a Pallone for New Jersey Meet-Up. (http://fpalloneforcongress.meetup.com) This is a unique campaign that we are embarking upon, and I am confident that together we can have an impact on who will be New Jersey’s next Senator. Feel free to contact my campaign office at 732-571-4141 if you have any questions or to lend a hand in our campaign. Sincerely, Frank Pallone, Jr. Talking Points: Frank Is Best Choice For Senate Frank Can Win Republican Monmouth & Ocean Counties Frank is the only candidate who brings Republican counties to the table. Each of the House Democrats eyeing Corzine’s Senate seat has a solid Democratic base, but Frank is the only one who has represented and continues to garner strong support in Republican Counties. During his 17 years in Congress, Frank has represented both Ocean and Monmouth Counties, and is well-known by Jersey Shore residents for his fight to end ocean dumping and keep New Jersey’s beaches clean. A Senator Pallone would make it impossible for a Republican to win. Republican candidates simply cannot win in New Jersey without capturing both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Consider that in 2004 President Bush won Ocean County by 50,000 and Monmouth County by 30,000, but still lost the state. Now, think of a 2006 Pallone Senate Campaign where he wins both of these traditionally Republican counties, making it impossible for the Republican candidate to win. Frank Will Continue Corzine’s progressive record in the Senate Frank has been a consistent progressive voice in Congress. Frank, the son of a Long Branch Police Officer, has consistently stood up for working New Jersey families in Washington. He is viewed as a strong progressive leader in Washington who fights for a clean environment and a more affordable and accessible health care system. Frank opposed the Iraq War from the start and has opposed writing the President a blank check. Unlike some of his colleagues, Frank has been a consistent voice in opposing the war in Iraq. He voted against going to war unilaterally, favoring instead international diplomacy, and has opposed spending bills because they provide the president a blank check without any accountability to Congress.