Spoiler alert: This email ends with a heartfelt ask for you to chip in to fund our campaign.
But before I get there, let me start by explaining why your donation really matters.
After the end of this month, every presidential campaign will file its first quarterly report with the Federal Elections Commission — it’s the first formal measure of our progress. It’s safe to say folks watching this race will be making a lot of early conclusions about what these numbers mean.
I already know they’ll be calling me an underdog.
Our campaign has refused corporate PAC money. We’ve rejected donations from D.C. lobbyists. We’ve told them loudly and clearly that we’re not playing their game. I have no interest in running a campaign that prioritizes the powerful over the people.
That doesn’t make me very popular among political insiders — but it does explain why deadlines like these matter a little more for our campaign. There’s no cash from special interests waiting for me.
The only way we build this thing is with people like you.
Everyone who makes a donation before this FEC deadline will be part of a truly special group. You’ll always be the official founders of this campaign — the people who took a risk on me and our underdog operation.
This is just the beginning. Thanks for being part of it,