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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jon Tester Declares Independence

From an email:

Earlier this month, on June 6th, Montanans sent a loud message to the press and pundits and to the political establishment in Washington, D.C. -- the 2006 election in Montana is not for sale to the highest bidder.

We won on June 6th because of your strong grassroots support -- spending just $11 per vote compared to more than $50 that Senator Burns spent for each of his.

Now is the time to send the message again. As we enter the long 4th of July weekend, we'll pass the end-of-the-quarter fundraising deadline at midnight, this Friday, June 30th.

How well we do will make a tremendous difference in our efforts to declare Montana's independence from the pay-to-play culture of Conrad Burns and Washington, D.C.:

The fact is, Conrad Burns and his cronies are running scared -- and the beltway Republicans are nervous. They know that if they lose this Senate seat to our campaign, they could lose control of the U.S. Senate.

And they know from my record that when I get to Washington, I won't be looking the other way from the culture of corruption that has poisoned our political process.

That's why Conrad Burns is busy going on bended knee to his lobbyist friends -- because he'll need a dumptruck load of his special interest money to try to confuse voters about his record and hold on to his seat.

I need your help today to make sure we have the resources to fight back against their attack ads -- and to make the U.S. Senate look a bit more like Montana -- honest, ethical, and hardworking:

I believe this election is about our independence -- something we value highly here in Montana.

It's time for Montana to declare our independence from the pay-to-play culture of Conrad Burns and the DC establishment.

It's time for us to declare our independence from a political system where attack ads and special interest money rule the day.

It's time for us to declare our independence from elected officials who choose to represent big money over working people.

And it's time for us to declare our independence from an energy policy that leaves us held hostage to events in the Middle East -- and it's time for us to build a new energy policy that brings jobs to Montana and strengthens our national security by making our nation independent of Middle Eastern oil.

Together, we can do that. But it will only happen if you take action along with the thousands of others who are receiving this email right now:

If everyone contributes whatever amount they can afford, we will have the resources we need to defeat Conrad Burns and move this country forward -- to a place that looks a bit more like the Montana we know and love.

Thank you for taking action.

Jon Tester

P.S. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by Friday at midnight.

Donate today, your money goes further in Montana.

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