Don't let Karl Rove have fun
Monday, August 6, 2012
The following email was sent out to our supporters today, and we wanted to share it with you:
"I'm having an enormous amount of fun." – Karl Rove, describing his undisclosed campaign spending in this week's TIME Magazine
When I read a quote like this it just makes me furious.
Karl Rove seems to think that campaigns are a game. But they're not.
I know that you recognize what's at stake this election, like I do. Creating jobs for Missouri families that need work isn't a game. Neither is expanding critical preventive health care for women or rescuing taxpayers' hard-earned money from wasteful subsidies for the world's most profitable oil companies.
Because we know what's at stake, we're going to fight a lot harder than someone who is doing this for fun.
The Republican primary is tomorrow, and the winner will be sure to emerge with a big surge of momentum and resources that we'll have to contend with on top of the $8 million plus spent by Rove and his secret donors. We have to hit our Republican primary financial goal.
Tonight is a crucial fundraising deadline. The pundits on MSNBC, CNN, and, yes, FOX will use our fundraising totals as evidence when they talk about my chances for reelection.
They'll tell their viewers that coming out of the primary, we have the grassroots strength to overcome the combined attacks of Rove and our new opponent — or that we don't.
It's all part of a game the Beltway media play to see who's winning before the votes are cast.
But this isn't a game to me — games end after the final whistle, and both sides shake hands. But the winner of this campaign will have six years to help Missouri families in the U.S. Senate — or enforce an extreme Tea Party agenda. If Rove wins, the Republicans will marginalize the middle class, hurt seniors, and put a massive roadblock to success in the way of our youth.
Let's make sure this doesn't happen. Make a $1000 donation to help cover the last $28,431 of our goal before tomorrow's pre-primary deadline:
Tomorrow evening we'll finally know who my opponent is, but there's one thing I know for sure already: Karl Rove isn't going away.
Thanks for fighting alongside me,
P.S. Today's New York Times profiled the outside political spending in Missouri and revealed that over $15.2 million has been spent against me so far — much of that from Rove's Crossroads GPS. Read the article here and then help me fight back by making a donation.