Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Shadegg sends out strange panicky email with errors

Did anyone else catch the panicky tone and mistakes in the email Congressman Shadegg sent out yesterday? He says he's never heard about a Democrat challenging him this early on in a term, and thinks it's because the Democrat Party has chosen him for targeting. The email text was crossed out at the end, and the body of the email contained two different colored typefaces; it looked like it hadn't been finished editing before it got sent out. (we weren't able to get the email to show up correctly, below, but you get the gist)

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Dear Shadegg Insider:

Thank you! Your support has been critical to my efforts to promote freedom, free-markets and personal responsibility.

I need your immediate help! As a result of my commitment to freedom and my leadership on the conservative agenda, liberal Democrats have targeted me for defeat next November. This is the earliest I have ever drawn a Democrat opponent and confirms the liberal strategy of targeting key congressional races, early to try to grow the Democrat majority in U.S. House. No doubt he will have help from George Soros and MoveOn. org and others of their ilk ! who are emboldened by their defeat of J.D. Hayworth.

In the first quarter of this year, my opponent raised more money than any previous opponent of mine had done for an entire cycle! Your contribution today of the maximum legal amount of $2,300 per person for the primary and the same for the general, or any amount -- $1,000, $500, $100 or even $35 -- will help me defend against the attacks from liberal groups who despise the values that we share.

Even the New York Times is engaged in helping the Democrats against me. Following the first quarter fundraising report, the New York Time published a story entitled "Democrat Lord's Work at Fundraising Draws Rare Look at Arizona District" in which the Times provides my opponent added credibility to a nationwide fundraising audience in an obvious! attempt to boost his profile and contributions. Here is part of what they wrote, quoting a Democrat insider:

But he added that the Democrats have been emboldened by successes in 2006, which included Democrat Janet Napolitano's easy re-election victory for governor and the party's takeover of two formerly Republican-held House districts: the 5th, where Harry Mitchell unseated six-term Republican Rep. J.D. Hayworth and the 8th, where Gabrielle Giffords won the seat left open by the retirement of 11-term Republican Jim Kolbe.

"Democrats in Arizona are feeling an enormous sense of empowerment and possibility coming off winning two additional seats in the last cycle and a gubernatorial landslide" he said.

To stop the Democrats and their sense of momentum, I need your help today. I am more committed than ever to fighting for the cause of freedom, but I cannot do it alone. I need to raise significant funds immediately to respond to the attacks that are already coming and will continue to come from the ultra-liberal special interest groups. They have made no secret of their desire to defeat me and grow their majority in next year's election. I am on their target list, not only because of my principled stands for freedom, but because my district has the same registration margin as J.D. Hayworth's district, and they think that if they can beat him, they can beat me. And they are pulling out all the stops to do it.

We can continue to fight these frontal assaults on our freedom and security, but I can not do it alone. I need your immediate help today to ! continue to carry the banner of freedom in Congress. Please make your online contribution of $2,300 per person or $1,000, $500, $100, or even $35 at
You can also mail a check today to John Shadegg's Friends at P.O. Box 45444 Phoenix, AZ 85064.

I truly appreciate your continued support as we face this new challenge.


John Shadegg

P.S. Please send whatever you can immediately. It is vital to our continued success!


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