It's hard to believe, but we're less than 1 month from the New Year. Heading into 2008 the news for our campaign couldn't be better. Virginia is turning blue and we've got Frank Wolf on the run! But don't take my word for it -- see for yourself. On the morning of the 2007 Virginia elections, National Journal's House Race Hotline put Frank Wolf on notice that a Democratic pickup of the Virginia Senate would not be good news for his political future (11/6/07).
"GOPers like Frank Wolf (R-VA 10) may have more to worry about than just the redistricting implications for '12. They'll feel the heat in '08."
Well, Virginia Democrats did take back the state Senate and now Frank Wolf is starting to feel the heat. The New York Times noted that going into 2008, Northern Virginia is Democratic territory and sees trouble brewing for Wolf. (11/16/07).
The Times predicted "problems for veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf given the state legislative and county board results in his district."
The good news doesn't stop there. Thanks to the help of supporters from across the commonwealth and around the country we're off to an incredible start. We now have more money in the bank than Frank Wolf and are one of only a handful of Democratic challengers in the country to have a financial advantage over an incumbent Member of Congress.
I'm writing because I want to let you know about our progress, but also because I need your help to keep it going. December 31st is a critical fundraising deadline and our last chance to make a statement before the 2008 campaign season gets underway.
We're challenging our supporters to help us raise $35,000 online before the end of the year. Will you help us get there?
Last quarter we out-raised Frank Wolf by nearly 3-1! Can you help me beat him again? By making a contribution today, you can ensure that we continue to build momentum in this critical phase of the campaign.
Every dollar you contribute gets us closer to beating Frank Wolf this quarter and increasing our cash advantage. Please consider making a contribution today!
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support. Thanks to your help we're heading into 2008 stronger than we could have ever imagined. Together we're going to finish what we started last year and bring real change to Washington in 2008.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Help Turn the 10th Blue!
From Judy Feder...