Tuesday, September 26, 2006

E-mail from Governor Richardson

Dear Friend:

Over the last several days, as it's become increasingly clear how unstable the world has become, events at the United Nations General Assembly underscored just how far the prestige of the United States has fallen. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell summed it up: "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism."

We did not get here by accident.

We got here because of an impatient and reckless foreign policy which rejects international treaties, ignores longstanding allies, and favors unilateral action without proper regard for consequences.

The Republicans will do anything they can to distract attention from this situation, and the GOP has openly announced that they are going to spend over 90% of the $50 million they've raised nationally attacking Democrats over "personal issues." That's code for "smear campaigns."

There are rumors that the national GOP and shadowy, right wing organizations like the one that aired the notorious "Swift Boat" ads against John Kerry are buying TV air time in New Mexico.

When those attack ads appear, we must be ready to respond effectively – and quickly. That's why I've pledged that every contribution made to my campaign between now and October 5th will go to the New Mexico Democratic Party. In fact, I have committed to match all contributions 2-to-1 up to $25,000 over the next 10 days, for a total of $75,000 for our Democratic candidates.

Click here to help New Mexico Democrats fight off these attacks with a generous gift of $50, $75 or even more, and your contribution will be effectively tripled!

Democrats simply must take the lead in 2006. So much has gone wrong since George Bush and his GOP allies took power:

  • The number of children living in poverty has grown every year.
  • The number of Americans without health insurance has grown every year.
  • Real wages have stagnated or even decreased every year.
  • The national debt has increased every year – to an astonishing $3 trillion.

What is especially disheartening is how George Bush and Karl Rove have cynically relied on wedge issues to divide America like no other time in our lives. They have turned our nation against itself at a time when we most need to come together.

We simply can't let another election slip away from us as a result of the gutter politics the Republicans have relied on again and again.

Click here to help New Mexico Democrats fight back against GOP attacks and your contribution will be tripled!

If we meet our $25,000 goal, my campaign will send $75,000 to the New Mexico Democratic Party to fight off these attacks and turn out voters.

With so little time before November 7, we have very little margin for error. If the GOP is able to sway just enough voters through their outrageous tactics, they could prevail again on Election Day.

Thank you for standing by me and our Democratic candidates during these last critical days.

Sincerely,

Governor Bill Richardson

P.S. Don't forget that if you make a contribution right now, it will be tripled. Click here to give $50, $75 or more to support New Mexico Democrats in November's elections.

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