Skip to comments.Renee Ellmers needs your help!
Posted on 11/04/2010 5:18:48 PM PDT by unseen1
Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an automatic recount if he trails by more than 1% or 1,888 votes.)
Then, yesterday afternoon unexpectedly the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount.
As a result, last night my campaign began hiring attorneys eleven attorneys in all. One in each county to monitor each recount and an attorney to work with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Right now, our best estimate of the minimum cost we face is $50,000. But, of course, my campaign spent every penny we had before the election.
Yesterday, we appealed to the National Republican Congressional Committee for support, asking if they could contribute to help pay the costs of this recount. Their answer, unfortunately, was, No that we would have to raise the money to pay for the recount ourselves.
I was afraid that would be their answer. Months ago, I went to Washington and asked the National Republican Congressional Committee and many conservative leaders to help my campaign. Many conservative groups like the Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women of America, Freedom Works, and Sarah Palins Sarah PAC all helped, but the NRCC declined. Later, they did support other campaigns in North Carolina which, unfortunately, lost but we never received their support. In fact, their spokesman told the press that the campaign wasnt ready for prime time which actually made it even harder for us to raise money. So, I am doubtful we will get support from the NRCC to help with the expense of the recount.
Right now, I lead Bob Etheridge by 1,600 votes. That lead should hold up. But we cant take anything for granted. We must leave no stone unturned to insure a fair recount. We cannot allow the kind of mishap that happened in Minnesota when Al Franken was elected to repeat itself in North Carolina.
This morning my campaign manager set up a special fund Renee Ellmers for Congress Recount Fund to pay for the recount. I never dreamed Id be asking you for another donation two days after the election but I need to raise $50,000 yesterday. The maximum you may give is $2,400. Each contribution whatever the amount, whether its $25, $250, or $500 is crucial and will be deeply appreciated. Could you send a donation and mail it today? Or, better still, click here, to give on my website.
I apologize for asking for another gift so soon but I am sure you understand.
As ever, thank you and best wishes.
Give if you can: http://www.reneeforcongress.com/landing-pages/help-our-recount-effort
I am sending Renee $50. The NRCC and NRSC are worse than useless. And they wonder why we don’t donate.
thx I just gave $50 too. Screw the NRCC.
I donated earlier.
Michelle Malkin also has a list of other candidates that are needing help, recounts and all that!
OMG! The NRCC should be shunned by every Republican. What scum they are!! I’ll help with what I can. Has Jim DiMint been asked to help?
$50 from me to Renee. C’mon everyone, man-up!
Does this man have no shame?????
yes they should be shuned. The NRCC is the reason we only got 65 houses instead of 100 IMO.
“Does this man have no shame?????”
Of COURSE NOT, he’s a Democrat, silly!!
Morality is for losers...
Dump the boy-abuser bump
I sent $75. Now if you’ll excuse I’m off to assault random people in the street.
good luck....hope the majority are dems or GOP elites....
Isn’t the NRCC broke, having borrowed millions of dollars in the past couple of weeks? They simply might not have any money to spend at this point.
DeMint pledged $10K from the RNC.
Just sent $25 to her. Freepers are certainly doing their part.
Sent a contribution and emailed all our Pubby group and asked them to rally behind her with some bucks.
Yes, we all need to remember when the lines in the sand are drawn who was supportive of Conservative nominees and who wasn’t. NRCC lost me several years ago.
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