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Lynch campaign to supporters: Donate $10,000 by 7 p.m. Thursday and he’ll run again

by George Bennett | April 28th, 2010

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The campaign manager for Republican Ed Lynch, who got 35.2 percent in a special congressional election on April 13, tells supporters in an e-mail tonight that Lynch will run again for the heavily Democratic District 19 seat in the fall if he can raise “$10,000 or close” by 7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Greetings!

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

Sincerely,

Jessica D.
Campaign Manager
Edward Lynch for Congress

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16 Responses to “Lynch campaign to supporters: Donate $10,000 by 7 p.m. Thursday and he’ll run again”

  1. Please, Ed! Says:

    Ed, please take two years off to take care of your personal and business financial problems. Run in ’12. You’re a good guy, but this isn’t your time.

  2. Evel Kneivel Says:

    What a stunt! If you want to run, then announce and run. If you’re trying to raise money to repay your own loans to your campaign, this is a beauty plan.

  3. PBREC Says:

    Ed, give it a rest…it’s a Democratic district.

  4. Everett Wilkinson Says:

    I think we would like to see other candidates step forward. Ed has a lot of issues and needs to take care of them first. Any good candidates should immediately contact the tea party at http://www.SoutFloridaTeaParty.org

  5. WHO?? Says:

    EVERETT, who else? joe budd? come on, he couldnt beat lynch! He will get DESTROYED by deutch. nobody but ed has a chance, you come up with a better candidate, i’ll be the first one to get behind him/her, but nobody else stands a chance.

  6. Everett Wilkinson Says:

    Listen, Ed ran a lost big time. He is nice guy but not likely to win that district. In addition I think it is best that he take time for his personal issues. It would be great to see some good candidates step up. Insanity is repeating the same thing over and expecting different results. Ed Lynch running in District 19 = insanity.

  7. Einstein Says:

    When you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.

  8. WHO?? Says:

    EVERETT, HIS VOTE COUNT WENT UP SIGNIFICANTLY EACH TIME HE RAN, NIXON LOST TO KENNEDY BEFORE HE BECAME PRESIDENT, THOMAS JEFFERSON LOST BEFORE HE FINALLY WON, REAGAN LOST THE PRIMART, TWICE BEFORE FINALLY WINNING, LINCOLN LOST 8 ELECTIOSN BEFORE OFFICE BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT. THE FACT IS, YOU NAME A BETTER CANDIDATE WITH A CHANCE TO WIN,AND ED WILL GET OUT OF THE WAY. BUT THERE ISNT ANYONE STEPPING UP.

    AND GIVE ME A BREAK WITH THE “GET YOUR PERSONAL AFFAIRS IN ORDER” GARBAGE. IF THE GOVT WOULD PAY HIM WHAT THEY OWE, IT WOULD ALL BE DONE, BUT HE IS RUNNING BECAUSE HE KNOWS HOW CORRUPT THEY ARE. YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR HOUSE, LET HIM WORRY ABOUT HIS AND WE CAN ALL GET THE BEST CANDIDATE IN OFFICE TO REPRESENT 19

  9. Pass the Kool Aid! Says:

    All of you who have drunk Ed Lynch’s Kool Aid need to chill! Budd lost to Lynch by LESS THAN 1%. Lynch has been running for THREE YEARS and he only beat a guy who ran for THREE MONTHS by one point? C’mon!

    Lynch needs to put his ego on hold and TCB for his family.

  10. And... Says:

    …no one but the Kool Aid drinkers believes that song and dance about the VA oweing Ed money.

    Does Ed even believe it?

  11. LL Says:

    To Ed, his campaign manager and drones: GO AWAY! You are all a joke. TWO FAILED campaigns, wanna make it three? Get off the ego trip Lynch! No one believes in you, only the sheep believe your ‘poor me. I’m the victim’ routine. You remind me of a used car salesman. You are an embarrassment to the Republican party. Go back to being a registered Democrat!

  12. geoff Says:

    LL, post your name if you are going to insult a man like that, don’t be a wimp.
    be a man!

  13. EdFulop Says:

    WHO –

    I keep posting what I think is terribly obvious here in these threads, but people keep missing it — Lynch beat Budd in the primary because almost 20% of the vote went to Curt Price. A vote FOR Price was moreso a vote AGAINST Lynch than AGAINST Budd, because Lynch had the name recognition from his previous attempt. I’m not saying that all of Price’s votes would be Budd’s if it weren’t a 3-man race last February, but when the margin between Lynch and Budd was 37 votes, it’s not hard to figure out how things would’ve turned out.

    Budd has a viable chance IF he can get in this race uncontested for the primary, and have 6 months to take it straight to Deutch, without having to burn time and money on a primary battle. Guess we all have to wait until noon today to know for sure . . . .

    –e

  14. WHO?? Says:

    ed, its going to be uncontested, at least not by lynch, but a man who touts himself as a deacon, can not win with all the jews in 19. the party wont get behind him, he’ll get almost no money, the party thinks the seat is unwinable, they wont waste the money. The seat will be easiest to win in november when there is a big call to turn the house over, and he is still gonna get beat by 25%+

  15. WHO?? Says:

    I’ll concede the fact lynch may not be the man, but its def not joe budd, its a shame we couldnt get a new strong candidate to run for the seat, i cant believe state wide there isnt anyone.

  16. Ed Fulop Says:

    WHO –

    I think Joe will surprise everybody this November.

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