The Obama campaign is sending out fundraising letters – from vice president Joe Biden.
As Biden heads into Thursday’s debate with GOP candidate Paul Ryan, potential donors are receiving emails from the vice president soliciting contributions.
“I told Barack I have one mission tonight: tell the truth and stand up for what we believe in,” the email begins. “Our side is always going to win when we do that.”
Then, Biden asks, “Take a look at what we're up against this week.”
He then lays out three points:
“It's one of the last four weeks we have remaining.”
“This week alone, the other side is spending nearly $37 million on Mitt Romney's behalf in eight battleground states.”
“The resources we have in the bank at midnight tomorrow will determine how big we can go for our final push.”
The solicitation continues: “It's urgent that everyone gets on board — and fast. That means you, and that means now. Please don't wait any longer.”
The email asks for a minimum donation of $5 — “right now, before I head up on that debate stage.”
“I can't predict if Paul Ryan will follow Mitt Romney's lead tonight, hiding and flat-out denying their unpopular ideas, or if he'll come prepared to have a real debate about where this country should go,” Biden continues.
“Trust me, I'm ready for anything, but I can't do this alone. Nearly 4 million grassroots donors have stood up and said they'll be a part of what we're building together — I'm hoping you'll take this opportunity to join them.
“Your donation will put us in the strongest position possible tomorrow, ahead of a major budget-decisions deadline.”
It again asks, “Please donate $5 or more today,” and includes a link whereby donations can be made.
“Thanks for your support tonight,” the email says – and it’s signed, simply, “Joe.”
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