Two campaign developments you should know about this week
I wanted to quickly let you know about two developments this week:
- Thanks to thousands of supporters like you, we were able to raise more than $100,000 from 5,000+ individual contributions in the first seven days of April. This is in addition to the historic $557,000 raised in the first financial quarter. Both achievements are powerful signs that we have the momentum and the people-power in this campaign.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s campaign is showing how increasingly nervous they are about us. Last week, they attacked the truthfulness of our campaign in a fundraising email — a claim the fact checkers at PolitiFact rejected outright — and now, one of our opponent’s surrogates told the National Journal that “…whoever is mounting that campaign is wasting their money.”
I don’t believe fighting for the people of this Congressional district or the future of the Democratic Party is a waste of time or money. I don’t believe that fighting to expose the pro-corporate policies of establishment politicians like Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a waste of time or money.
Doing the right thing is never a waste of time or money.
This is yet another attempt to dismiss the grassroots and hurt our growing campaign. We won’t let it succeed. That’s why we need to continue pressuring our opponent to debate me in this campaign.
Remember, free and fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy, and fair elections require a fully informed electorate and candidates willing to debate the issues. Let us reinvigorate our democracy by standing together for these core principles.
In solidarity and gratitude,