Wednesday, February 06, 2008

McCain wants to fortify his lead


Dear James,

What a night! We are still tallying up the delegates but the votes are in and it looks to be a very big night for John McCain. From New York in the east to California on the west coast, we won some of the biggest states in the country. We over-performed, beat expectations among most groups, and saw a record number of the voters come out to support John McCain. We won big in both states with lots of delegates and in historic battleground states, defying pundits and reasserting the views of those that really pick presidents - voters. All across the country, we saw Americans come out and vote for leadership. And they voted for John McCain.

Because of your hard work over the past year, we won New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Arizona. We won the historic bellwether state of Missouri, where voters have picked the winning candidate in all but one presidential election over the last one hundred years. We swept Republican votes in the delegate-rich state of California, defying the polls and cementing John McCain as the national front-runner. There is a lot to celebrate today, and we are much closer to the coveted 1,191 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination for president, but we still have work to do.

The battle does not end here. We have many more states to win and committed opponents who are not giving up any time soon, despite John McCain's significant lead. We can't afford to rest for one second and must compete to win, and fast. The faster John McCain secures victory, the more time we'll have to prepare to take on the Democrats in November.

We need your help to keep the momentum going. Please make an immediate online contribution today to make sure we have the resources necessary to secure the nomination, fast.

In the next few days there are contests in Kansas and Washington State. Next Tuesday we have the 'Chesapeake Primary' with Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. all holding their primaries on the same day. These are critical contests that we need to win. And we need your help.

Please make a contribution today and then forward this message on to at least 10 people you know and encourage them to do the same. We know that John McCain is the only candidate who is prepared to lead on day one and is the only Republican that has a chance of beating Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in November. We are counting on your support at this critical time to help make sure we have the resources and support necessary to win.

Thank you again for all your support over this past year. It has been a long journey and now that we are getting close to the finish line, it is not the time to slow down - we have to sprint to the finish.

Many thanks,
The McCain Campaign

P.S. Donate now to help keep this momentum going. And just as importantly, you can help build our growing team by sending this letter to ten of your friends and family to tell them why you are supporting the next President of the United States, John McCain!

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