Dear MoveOn member,
Tomorrow is a huge fundraising deadline for the most important Democratic primary fight this year.
Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is one of the very worst Democrats in Congress—just last week, she was one of only three to vote against the final piece of health care reform.1 (Even Joe Lieberman voted yes.)
And now she's got a real fight on her hands in this year's Democratic primary. Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter, who is far more progressive, has received tens of thousands of small donations in just a few weeks, and this week a new poll released shows him gaining on Lincoln with a quarter of Democratic primary voters still undecided.2
But Lincoln is already spending her $5 million war chest flooding the airwaves with attack ads. Halter urgently needs more resources to get his message out—and a strong showing before tomorrow's deadline will send a powerful message to the pundits and politicians in Washington that people are fed up with corporate Democrats like Blanche Lincoln.
We're already halfway towards our goal of raising $300,000 for Halter by the deadline. To reach it, it'll take 3 more donations from folks in Inwood. Can you chip in $5?
That's because if we can show that voters will abandon Sen. Lincoln given her awful record of siding with corporate interests, every conservative Democrat in Washington will be forced to take notice.
On the other hand, if conservative Democrats see her get away with killing the public option and repeatedly trying to undermine President Obama's agenda, we can be sure that things are only going to get worse.
So we've got to make sure that Bill Halter has the resources he needs to wage an effective campaign. Can you chip in $5? Click here:
Thanks for all you do.
–Adam, Michael, Nita, Carrie, and the rest of the team
1. Roll Call Vote on H.R. 4872 as Amended, March 25, 2010
2. "AR-Sen: Halter gains on Lincoln, strongest vs GOP," Daily Kos, March 25, 2010
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