Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes pushes Barack Obama in letter

Dear Friends:

It was just over a year ago that I wrote my friend, Barack Obama, a letter urging him to run for President of the United States. I believed then and I believe now that he offers the unique qualities of leadership, integrity and vision so desperately needed in our nation. In February of this year, Barack announced his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois, and has been campaigning tirelessly ever since.

We are now only 37 days away from the Iowa caucuses, which will play a large part in determining who will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. And Barack needs your help. I have maintained all along that Barack's supporters in Illinois could play a vital role in our neighboring state of Iowa. As a long-time supporter of mine, and as someone who I'm sure has come to admire and respect Barack Obama, I am asking you to consider lending your grass-roots support to the Obama Iowa campaign effort. You can help in a number of ways, including:

Go to Iowa
On Saturday, December 8th, I will be leading a crew of volunteers to campaign for Barack in eastern Iowa. I would love for you to join us. We'll leave early in the morning and be home later that evening.

Make Phone Calls into Iowa from Illinois
If you're not able to make the trip to Iowa, you can make phone calls from the Obama headquarters on weeknights and weekends.

Call People You Personally Know in Iowa
If you know anyone who lives in Iowa, even one person, we would love for you to contact them and urge them to attend caucuses in support of Barack. Once you've made the contact, the Obama campaign will follow up with them with the necessary information.

Please help Barack Obama win Iowa and the Democratic nomination by replying to this e-mail and choosing one or more of the above. Please include the best phone number to reach you. We will follow up with you with details, especially for the trip planned for December 8th.

Thanks so much for your consideration.