Desperate Obama Makes Fundraising Pitch: Triple Match Donations for Senate

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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is offering a one-day deal in hopes of boosting contributions in its fight to keep the Senate, by promising, in an e-mail pitch signed simply “Barack Obama,” to triple-match any donations that come in on Monday.

“If the GOP gains just six seats, the same Republicans who just voted to sue me will control both Houses of Congress,” the Obama-signed pitch says. “Republicans will control everything in Congress from Medicare to education. I don’t need to tell you how devastating the consequences would be.”

But mobilizing voters doesn’t come cheap, the e-mail says, and launching field offices and “recruiting new volunteers takes time and work, and it’s not cheap.”


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