Below is the email sent on Sunday, August 21 by the Hillary Clinton campaign. It reflects panic as the campaign is having a hard time raising money, and it notes Trump is gaining momentum.
Let’s talk about the state of the campaign.
Our poll numbers are holding steady, which is good. We’re growing our field organization, building out neighborhood teams in communities all over the country — which is even better.
But that’s happening at a time when our fundraising levels are, frankly, dipping. It seems that with our convention in the rearview mirror and pundits constantly saying that “momentum” is on our side, a lot of people believe that we have this locked up and that donations don’t matter anymore.
That’s how elections are lost. We have to remind ourselves that it’s only August — and that Donald Trump has more than enough time to find his way to a win by November. After all, he’s already raising nearly as much money as we are and may even pull ahead in the weeks to come.
You’ve already done a ton to help us out. I know that, and Hillary knows that. But if we’re going to win this thing in 79 days, we need to up our fundraising game. Today.
A dollar now means so much more than a dollar in October or November. A donation now means another organizer in the field. It means another ad on TV. And it means another Get Out the Vote event in a battleground state in the final stretch of the race.
So please, can you help us out? It would mean a lot:
Hillary for America
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