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Our first day of the Rightroots initiative has started off very well -- and has received quite a bit of notice. In less than a day, we have already raised almost $7,000 for the eighteen key candidates we have endorsed in our effort to hold both houses of Congress. Now we have been challenged by Rep. Jack Kingston, one of the most blogosphere-savvy Congressmen in office, to raise a goodly amount of money by the end of the week -- and he's ready to open up his own checkbook if we make it:
FROM THE DESK OF CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON
I commend the efforts of the Rightroots movement for providing a forum which seeks to help the Republican Party secure our majorities in the House and Senate, and might even push some competitive races over the finish line in November.
I strongly believe that small donations from a large number of people will help influence public policy and change the face of politics in Washington.
This is our opportunity to send a clear message to folks that Republicans don't just beat Democrats on the streets and on Election Day, but on every battlefield, including the Internet.
I'm going to make a pledge: If Rightroots raises a total of $26,000 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 4, I will contribute a total of $14,000 directly to some of the candidates from my Leadership PAC in the name of our movement.
It's time for action, and these candidates need our help. Together, we can do it.
Member of Congress
Well, let's not let Rep. Kingston down!
UPDATE: I put up a draft, not the final -- my mistake. We will have details to follow, but Rep. Kingston is very enthused about our project.
UPDATE II: We now have the final version from Rep. Kingston, and I've updated the post to reflect the correct numbers. We've raised over $7,000 the first day -- so far! We can make $26,000 if we keep at it.Sphere It View blog reactions
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