Huckabee Campaign has 'A Special Request '

Over the last two weeks we have had over 3,000 contributions raised on our website.  Including 300 first time contributors over the last 24 hours!  A great accomplishment exceeding even our own expectations. During that same period of a time a Newsweek poll of likely Iowa Caucus goers has us climbing into fourth place, 3 points ahead of John McCain and within 1 point of Rudy Giuliani in Iowa.

Clearly our campaign message is resonating and folks are beginning to notice. In fact, just this morning Newt Gingrich on This Week with George Stephanopoulos said:

“I think Huckabee is very effective, and if Huckabee can find money, he will be dramatically competitive almost overnight. He’s probably the best performer in terms of giving speeches and being appealing…I mean, there’s something about him that is just - you just have to like Mike.”

Speaker Gingrich wasn't alone. Former President Bill Clinton this morning speaking to Tim Russert on Meet the Press said I was the only GOP “dark horse that’s got any kind of chance.”

With momentum building and folks beginning to notice, how can we kick things up a notch?

Frankly, what we need is fuel to spread the word and help energize and expand our base of support.

As someone that hasn't yet contributed to my campaign, I would like you to immediately consider supporting us with one of the options below:

1) Contribute $1,000. Will you be 1 of the 100 people we are targeting to contribute $1,000 today before the midnight deadline?

2) Contribute the maximum contribution. You can legally contribute $2,300 per person. Are there 25, 50 or even 100 people willing to stand with me by maxing out their contribution today?

3) Make an emergency contribution. Make an emergency contribution of $1 (a buck for Huck!), $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or even $500! Making your first contribution today would significantly help the campaign's bottom line and help us prepare for our first television advertising in Iowa.

I urge you to choose one of these options and make your contribution before Midnight tonight!

With our rising in the polls, a proven history of turning out the vote in Iowa, a surge of contributions this week and buzz building in Washington now is the time to strike.

Please support our campaign today.  I need to know, if you are willing to stand with me? 

With deep gratitude,

Mike Huckabee