The following is an e-mail sent out by Gene Conti, the senior advisor for ClayForNC
The experts said we lost. We did not.
We’re proud to say Clay has received more individual financial contributions than any other candidate in our Democratic primary. But even though we out-raised the competition, one of our opponents is self funding and has already poured over $250,000 into his campaign.
We’ve received incredible grassroots support these past few weeks. Yesterday we filed our first-quarter fundraising report. We announced a $233,000 fundraising total for the first 7 weeks in the race. And $210,000 of that came from over 2,000 contributors just like you. We received more small contributions than the incumbent and our primary opponent combined. It’s an impressive number, especially for a first-time candidate like Clay.
But in this primary we’re up against a candidate with deep pockets who’s proven he will spend big to try to buy himself a seat in Congress. We’re winning, but we need the resources to push Clay’s story and his message these final days.
The Second District has had failed leadership for too long, and we deserve a candidate who has what it takes to defeat Renee Ellmers in November. Clay is that candidate.
Our campaign has what it takes to win on May 6 and November 4. But we need your help. Stand with us today by donating $10, $25, or $100. In the next few days, we have some big decisions to make about how we spend your contributions in the final two weeks of the election. Help us get the resources we need to make a strong final push.
Clay Aiken for North Carolina
PS – Your contribution of $10, or more, right now will make a huge difference for us: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5234590141888069632
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