Vice President Biden sent this message to supporters today, describing the “simple reality” facing this campaign:
Election Day will be here in less than four months. And we're facing a big problem right now that could directly affect the outcome that day.
The Romney campaign and the Republicans raised $100 million in the month of June alone. That is a massive sum.
Just wait until they start spending all that money in full force in key states we need to win.
Folks, here is the simple reality: Building this campaign today is more important than it was a few days ago. We can still win even while getting outraised by these guys. But we've got to keep it close.
That means none of us—not one—can wait to make a difference right now, with whatever we can afford to chip in.
A little incentive: A donation before midnight tonight will also automatically enter you for the chance to sit down with me for a cup of coffee sometime soon. We'll fly you out, and you can bring a guest.
And really—thanks, for whatever you're able to give today.
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