For a lot of people in politics, “guided by my values” is lip service.
Not Claire. She never takes the easy way out when something she believes in is on the line. And as her mother, I couldn’t be prouder.
I’m not going to mince words -- Claire’s had a challenging couple of weeks, made more challenging by her commitment to transparency. But it seems to me that when most politicians make a mistake, their first instinct is to cover it up or try to blame someone else. Claire’s was to come forward and own her mistake.
One of my favorite Missouri values is loyalty -- and right now, Claire needs yours.
We have to raise $4,670 before midnight to reach our end-of-quarter fundraising goal. Make a contribution of $5 to show you stand with Claire.
My girl can handle getting pushed around a little -- especially by the Republicans. She’s tough. That’s the way I raised her.
If you want someone who walks the walk on transparency and accountability -- someone who takes responsibility and immediately corrects her own mistakes -- well Claire’s your girl, too.
Claire fights for us -- now it is our turn to fight for her.
We have just over eight hours until the midnight fundraising deadline, and $4,670 to go to reach our goal. Make a contribution of $5 now to help us get there.
This fundraising deadline -- coming on the heels of all that plane hubbub -- is especially important. It signals to all those folks trying to tear down Claire that they haven’t made a dent where it counts -- in her grassroots support.
So, put your money where your values are -- make a contribution of $5 to help Claire end this quarter strong.
Thank you for standing with us, through thick and thin.
All the best,
Betty Anne McCaskill
P.S. We have until midnight tonight to hit our $50,000 goal -- and the clock is ticking. Make a contribution of $5 now and help us get there.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
McCaskill's mom sends out fundraising pitch
In a fundraising pitch sent out on the final day of the first quarter, Betty Anne McCaskill, mother of Sen. Claire McCaskill, says it is time to show her support even after the plane scandal: