When you run a marathon it is an intensely personal race. You set your own expectations and then focus on fulfilling them.
For nine months I have been running a marathon to become the Republican nominee and the next President of the United States. While I started this race for President with only my family at my side and a handful of supporters and friends, this race is no longer personal for me. In these final miles I am running for more than myself, I am running for you and I am running for the people you care about.
The debate Sunday and the straw poll vote this past Saturday at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing have helped propel us forward. It is a new day for our campaign. Let us set a new goal then.
We asked you last week to help us raise an additional $200,000 by the end of October 31st. Well on Sunday we reached that goal just after the debate and well before our deadline.
Yesterday, we set a new goal of $450,000 by the end of October. And since then, remarkably, we have raised an additional $137,562 including new support from over 700 first time contributors. This is a goal we must reach. We are just $112,538 dollars away. If you haven't yet made a contribution or can afford to make another please make a contribution of $1(A Buck for Huck!), $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 today and help us make up the difference.
In our race together, we can create our own momentum by digging deep. The effort we show now will help convince others to join us. They will believe as we believe.
Help our campaign by making a contribution in the amount you can afford today. And after you make a contribution please forward this email to at least 5 family and friends and ask them to do the same. We can and will make a difference together.
With deep gratitude,