We always expected that George Allen would go on the attack against Tim Kaine – but now Allen’s campaign is attacking you.
In the past three months, we’ve used many tools to build our network of grassroots supporters, including using a website – ActBlue — which makes it easy to process contributions from small donors who want to take back ownership of our political process.
Responding to the outpouring of support we’ve received, Allen’s campaign went on the attack, calling ActBlue and our small donors “special interests.”
This is absolutely absurd. The real special interests in this race are the ones funding Karl Rove’s shadowy group that accepts anonymous, limitless contributions so they can run attack ads here in Virginia.
Together, let’s send a message: when the Allen campaign denigrates the power of ordinary individuals to come together to change our politics, it only motivates us to fight harder to send Tim Kaine to the US Senate.
Even Virginia’s leading conservative blog, Bearing Drift, called the Allen campaign’s attack “misguided, considering ActBlue’s role is to be a medium for online giving from individual donors.”
In fact, this instance only proves that the Allen campaign is wedded to a view of campaign finance that empowers a secret campaign money machine — people like Karl Rove who raise millions from special interests through anonymous contributions. By contrast, our campaign is focused on bringing as many individuals into the process as possible.
Thanks so much for your support. This campaign is powered by you, and with your help, we’ll win.
Kaine for Virginia
P.S. We know from news reports that Allen is already taking money from shadowy right-wing donors like Citizens United and the Koch Brothers. We’ll put our grassroots supporters up against their big-time funders any day. Click here to make a donation here and let George Allen know this election is not for sale to the highest bidder.