From: Al Franken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:45:34
Subject: As our recount starts, join me, Al Gore and George Soros, for dinner Thursday, Nov. 20th, NYC!
We've all worked hard to win back Paul Wellstone's Senate seat in Minnesota. As the dust settles on a long, exciting campaign, my race is still too close to call. Out of 3 million ballots, the gap between Norm Coleman and me sits at just 206 votes -- that's seven one-thousandths of one percent!
With a margin that small, we're headed towards an automatic statewide hand recount of every ballot in every county starting next week. And because the decision in this race could come down to just a few votes, we are placing staff in each county to make sure every single vote is properly counted.
I need your help right away. If you have already maxed to my campaign or are federally maxed this cycle, you can still contribute legally to the Franken Recount Fund--anyone can give up to $12,300 to our recount effort and the election cycle limits don't apply.
I will be in New York City on Thursday, November 20th for a special reception and dinner with Vice President Al Gore at the home of George Soros. I hope you will join me at the event. If you can't make it, I hope you will contribute as much as you possibly can to help ensure a fair recount.
Thank you--I need your help now more than ever! Contribute at www.AlFranken.com/NYC or see invite below for more details.
See you there!