We may have been successful in stopping the Governor's push for Medicaid expansion in Virginia, but that has not come without costs.
Prior to the Medicaid debate, Governor McAuliffe expressed his desire to put up and support as many Democrats as possible to beat incumbent Republican House members. Given what has transpired over the last few weeks with the budget, he is undoubtedly more committed to that goal than ever before.
There is an important campaign finance deadline approaching tonight at midnight, and it is important that we make a strong showing. This will indicate to my opponents that I have a broad base of support. Though I am not up for re-election this year, we know that Terry McAuliffe and his allies have deep pockets, and they will use them to back our opponents. Therefore it is critical that we jump start our fundraising. For this, I need your help.
Can you contribute $25, $50, $100, or even $500 by midnight tonight to support my campaign? A donation in any amount that you can afford is useful to my campaign.
It has already taken significant resources this year to effectively convey my position in the Medicaid expansion debate. Given that Governor McAuliffe has indicated his willingness circumvent the General Assembly and pursue expansion unilaterally, I imagine that we will have to continue to spend our resources in this fight.
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Thank you for your generous and continued support.