Lynch campaign to supporters: Donate $10,000 by 7 p.m. Thursday and he’ll run againby George Bennett | April 28th, 2010
Such an outpouring would roughly cover the $10,440 qualifying fee by Friday’s noon deadline to get on the ballot.
Lynch raised about $131,000 for his loss to Democrat Ted Deutch, who raised about $1.5 million. Lynch has “a game plan” for the fall campaign that will require about $500,000, says the e-mail from campaign manager Jessica Dornblaser.
Before Lynch could get a rematch with Deutch, however, he’d have to survive a GOP primary rematch against Joe Budd, who lost by less than 1 percent to Lynch in a special February GOP primary and who qualified this week for the fall ballot.
Read the text of the Lynch campaign’s e-mail after the jump….
From Republican Ed Lynch’s campaign:
Help Draft Edward Lynch onto the District 19 Ballot
It has been a little more than two weeks since the special election for the 19th District of Florida. The outpouring of support since then has been over whelming. Many of you have called, emailed or publicly asked Ed Lynch to run again. After much thought and strategizing, a conservative victory in this district will be a huge battle. It will not be a run for the weak. However, after analyzing the results from the recent election we have a game plan that will be successful. With our plan we will need to raise $500,000 by Election Day, November 2010. We do not need to raise as much as our democratic opponent because we do not have as much overhead. As you remember much of our overhead was “donated” in-kind from generous patriots.
We have hundred’s of in district patriots who have pledged to continue their volunteer efforts, thousands of national patriots who have pledged to continue making their phone calls to ensure us a victory in November. None of that matters if we do not have your support.
Ed Lynch and his family went through a lot during this past special election cycle. Many of you have even stepped up to help him the many veterans who are patients at the Miami VA. For that we all thank you. Our ALL volunteer staff has been through a lot. Many are still unwinding from the events of the last weeks of the campaign. We are tired, spirits are mildly damaged, and emotional as everyone put it all on the line to try to win this seat. However, we all stand prepared to continue the fight, our countries future depends upon it.
Despite the election results there were many many posatives that we can see. Let me tell you what victories we did have in this special election:
The 2010 special election received a total of 69,819 votes which is 15.2% voter turnout. Republican candidate Edward Lynch (24,549 votes), Ted Deutch (43,269 votes) and the Independent (1,905 votes).
Republican victories in Broward County include a substantial increase in Republican activism with many citizens joining the cause in the final weeks after receiving a knock on the door. In the 2008 Presidential Election John McCain only took 3 of the precincts in all of Broward County. In the special election Ed Lynch secured victories in 49 of the 93 precincts and tied Deutch in 5 of the District 19 precincts in Broward County. We also secured a higher percentage of votes in an over 55+ community than any Republican running at any level in history. Finally, there are 15 precincts in Broward County that overlap the former State Senator Ted Deutch’s district seat and Congressional District 19, 7 of the 15 precincts went to Ed Lynch.
This all shows when Ed Lynch’s message was distributed through precinct walking and phone banking it WORKS!! Remember this was all accomplished in a shortened election cycle. With nearly 6 months until the November election many more people can be contacted and converted!
While the words of support are wonderful, we need you to put your money where your mouth is. I am putting a call to action to all of you. If you really want Ed Lynch to run again, if you really want him to face the media attacking him again for being conservative, if you really want him to go through the pain of vicious lies, rumors, and attacks; then we need you to arm him with the tools that he needs to fight this progressive administration, and the incumbent who is a proven rubber stamp for the Obama administration. Our Country is at stake here. This is an all or nothing call to action.
I am giving each of you until tomorrow (Thursday, April, 29th) at 7:00 PM to donate whatever you can. If we hit a $10,000 or close Edward Lynch will file as a Republican candidate for District 19 of Florida.
We only need
5 patriots to donate $2,000.00
10 patriots to donate $1,000.00
20 patriots to donate $500.00
40 patriots to donate $250.00
80 patriots to donate $125.00
100 patriots to donate $100.00
200 patriots to donate $50.00
400 patriots to donate $25.00
Edward Lynch for Congress