This is critical:
I just got back from Iowa, where we are being outspent 2 to 1 on the air. Voters there mentioned it to me more than once.
We expect Mitt Romney and the Republicans to outspend us.
What I will not abide is getting outspent by a margin that negates all the hard work our volunteers are doing -- talking to voters, knocking on doors, making calls.
We are in control of that outcome, but our time to close the gap is dwindling. After three consecutive months of being significantly outraised, it couldn't be more urgent.
Will you make a donation of $3 or more?
If we win this election, it will be because of what you did.
I don't get to tell you enough how grateful I am.
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