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How Do You Spell Desperation? G.O.P.

by Pamela Leavey

The GOP is getting desperate, very desparate. When John Kerry and Ted Kennedy stepped the other day and donated $1 million — “$500,000 apiece, half to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and half to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,” that set off a cry of alarm from Bill Frist and Ken Melhman to send out a desperation email fundraiser.

JohnKerry.com has responded to the GOP’s desperate call to the GOP grassroots with a fundraising appeal to show the GOP that Democrats mean business:

Want to know what desperation looks like? Here’s what Bill Frist and Ken Mehlman sent out today in a desperation email fundraiser. They’re scared to death that John Kerry and Ted Kennedy ponied up to elect Democrats.

Let’s see their $2 million, and raise them.

Have you got your checkbook out yet? Go to ActBlue.com here, here or here and make sure that our Democratic candidates don’t miss this “critical opportunity…to reverse the Bush Administration.”

And get ready to vote for “3 at the Buzzer” starting at 7 am eastern, Wednesday on www.johnkerry.com to really scare the Republicans.

CBS News reports: Democrats Top GOP In Late Fundraising. Uh-huh, that’s right…

The Democrats’ congressional campaign committees raised $15.5 million during the first 18 days of October, setting up their final push to reclaim both chambers. Republicans, meanwhile, raised $10.1 million for their candidates, continuing a pace that has lagged this election.

Now I know the JohnKerry.com community is capable of doing some amazing fundraising when called into action, that was proven once again just a few days ago when the record was set for a 48 hour period — on Thursday JohnKerry.com reported:

This morning, the johnkerry.com community will break our all-time email fundraising record for the year: in the last 48 hours, people on John Kerry’s email list have donated $900,000 to 4 Senate candidates in the most critical races in the country: Harold Ford, Jr. (TN), Jim Webb (VA), Claire McCaskill (MO), and Bob Menendez (NJ).

When we called John Kerry with the totals this morning, he sent along this message to thank everyone who’s pitching in to win back the Congress:

    You are incredible! The story of what the johnkerry.com community has done over the last two years to win these mid term elections is one of best untold stories in politics. You could’ve licked your wounds, you could’ve given up, but you kept fighting, you dug deeper, you got stronger — and now with it all on the line in the last 48 hours you contributed $900,000 to these must-win Senate races. You’ve scared the hell out of Ken Mehlman and the Republicans! Now it’s onwards. Today I’m with Admiral Sestak and Patrick Murphy in Teresa’s home state of Pennsylvania, defending two veterans who will change the character of Congress. Let’s go!

Let’s hit it out of the park again JohnKerry.com community for JK, Teddy and most of all to TAKE BACK CONGRESS!

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