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I wanted to make sure you saw Mike's email from yesterday -- it's important to know what this campaign is up against. The truth is that the political attacks we've seen recently are just the beginning. We have a long road ahead, and it's going to take all of us working together to score a big victory for the people of Virginia.
In the past month, I've traveled all across Virginia, sharing ideas for how to keep our economy growing and hearing concerns about the need for increased access to capital and a talented workforce to help businesses expand and hire new workers. That's what this campaign should be about. But in order to cut through the negative ads and get our message out there, I'm counting on your help.
Like Mike said, our campaign doesn't count on outside special interest groups that can raise unlimited amounts of money. This campaign is powered by grassroots supporters like you.
Thank you so much for your support. Together, there's nothing we can't accomplish for the people of Virginia and our country.
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From: Mike Henry
Date: Tue, Feb 28
Subject: The first million
Election Day is over eight months away, and outside special interest groups have already poured more than a million dollars into television ads attacking Tim Kaine. Every single one of them has been called "false" by independent fact-checking organizations.
The truth is that we're not just competing against George Allen's campaign. We know of at least three special interest groups that are going to spend millions more in the coming months, flooding the airwaves with more blatantly false attack ads in an attempt to destroy Tim Kaine's good name and mislead Virginia voters.
George Allen is relying on his special interest cavalry to fund nasty attack ads. We're relying on you. Tomorrow marks the end of another month, and we need to make sure we have the resources to respond to the false attacks and spread Tim's message of job creation across Virginia.
Just yesterday, NBC 12 reported on the latest attack ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, noting that the group is "pretty far removed from Main Street Virginia" and acts on behalf of special interests. Their negative ad, rated "False" by an independent fact-checking organization, even prompted the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to publicly distance itself from the group.
While George Allen's Cavalry has been focused on launching false attacks, Tim has been traveling across the Commonwealth meeting with business and community leaders. He's also spoken with members of several local Chambers of Commerce. He knows we need to help our communities expand businesses, create jobs, and develop talent.
We can't let one million dollars from outside groups spent on false attack ads -- and that's just the beginning -- deter Tim from working towards the priorities that matter.
Go get 'em.