Yesterday, for instance, I received an email with a subject line that screamed "Democrats Seek to Re-Create 2007 with Hugo!" Really? Seems to me that the 40th is most definitely not one of the targeted races this year since Democrats don't have a candidate actively running AND even in Fairfax County (Hugo's home county) people are more focused on the races between Albo and Werkheiser in the 42nd, Hyland and Keam in the 35th, and Rust and Miller in the 86th. So I think it's safe to say that the subject line of that email was a little out of touch with the reality on the ground.
It'd be one thing if this was to help raise some money for his colleagues in the House or to perhaps save up for an opponent in two years, but he's sent out an email earlier in August that mentioned a fundraiser that was being hosted for his campaign. In that email Tim said that he needed to raise money because his big scary opponents (which don't exist this year) might invest a lot of money in the 40th and implied they'd do it in the next few months.
There is a financial reporting deadline on August 31st and I am asking for your help to ensure I can show that I have the resources to win this race.So even though his emails have been sent out implying that he's worried about his own chances of getting re-elected this year, there still might be the chance that he wants to use this money to help fellow Republicans or to save up for his own future campaigns. But if that's his real intentions, shouldn't he at least be honest with people about it when he's asking for money during an economic recession? If he actually believes that he's going to face tough competition this year even though his opposition is just a place holder who hasn't been campaigning, on the other hand, then there's a whole different story going on here as he just isn't in touch with the reality of what's going on in the community he represents. Either way I hope something changes soon because his constituents and supporters deserve better.
You may remember that in 2007, the national and state wide Democrats put $360,000 into my race after September 1st and I am sure they are planning on doing the same thing again. That's why I need your help.