Why Campaigns Want Your Money NOW

Posted June 29, 2009 at 1:13pm

It’s a recess week for Congress, and one day before a key campaign fundraising deadline. So members of Congress and the candidates seeking their seats are engaging in some last-minute money-seeking before this year’s second quarter expires at midnight tomorrow.

Without fail, these solicitations note the importance that the press and political analysts ascribe to the second-quarter campaign finance reports, which candidates have to file by July 15. The fundraising implorations often are couched in apocalyptic and urgent tones, warning of the political consequences of the opposition winning the upcoming election.

Here are some excerpts from some fundraising solicitations I’ve seen over the past few hours. Feel free to use the comments section to let us know about any you’ve received or seen.