Note from Dan: The memo below, from the campaign of a right-wing religious zealot who’s masquerading as a politician, arrived on Halloween. How fitting!
MEMORANDUM: All It Takes Is You
TO: Volunteers, Activists & Interested Parties
FROM: Gregory Aldridge, Campaign Manager, Jackson for Lt. Governor
DATE: October 31, 2013
They said we couldn’t win the nomination convention. The media attacked us, their polling told them we didn’t have a shot, we were outspent by one of our convention opponents by more than five to one, but the faithful knew that we weren’t out. You showed up and E.W. won.
Now they are saying we can’t win the general election. The media is attacking us, their polling says we are out, our opponent has out spent us, but you know the truth: On Tuesday November 5th, like May 18th, all it takes is you.
You show up and E.W. wins.
The truth of the matter is that accurate polling shows E.W. Jackson in a dead heat in the Lt. Governor’s race. The path to victory is simple. It is the road from your home to your polling location.
With 5 days to go, E.W.’s work reaching out specifically to women, minorities and independents has brought thousands of new voters into the movement. We are especially thankful to Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s niece, for her support. She is featured in newspaper and radio ads in communities all over the state.
This week, state-wide television and radio ads started running, carrying E.W.’s message committing to Virginia’s voters to fight the government’s takeover of health-care, vote against tax increases and more!
Our campaign does not have large donations from power seeking PACs as our opponent does. What we do have is a LARGE NUMBER of donors just like you. You are the reason our ads are now on television, and YOU are why EW will win.
E.W. has made a commitment to you. You must make a commitment to vote. Go to our website, sign the covenant, print a copy and encourage your family, friends, neighbors, church members and co-workers to do the same.
If you show up on Tuesday, E.W. will win. And when he does, E.W. will take those commitments to Richmond and fight for you. It is just that simple.
All it takes is you.